How to use comments in Microsoft Word 2016

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Catherine Le Nevez
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Comment is one of the features of the Word application that allows us to take notes on certain sections of the word pages. Inserting comments into word files can help a user familiarize themselves with the detailed description of many difficult-to-understand terms.

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In this article, we will follow some steps on how to use comments in Microsoft Word 2016:

Step 1:



Type “word 2016” into the Windows search bar located next to the Start icon. Click on the first option provided.

Note: If you have a word file that you need to comment, you can double-click the file to open it in the Word application.

Step 2:

Click the "Insert" tab located in the upper left corner of the "Word" window. After clicking, a ribbon toolbar will appear which provides numerous options such as paging options, tables, illustrations, symbols etc.

In the "Comments" section, highlight any section of the word document and click "Comment".

For example, we opened a sample file, highlighted a certain topic and clicked "Comment".

Step 3:

The comment window will be formed next to the highlighted section of the word document. Type a comment that is appropriate to the content of the highlighted section.

You can insert as many comments as you need into the word document. We have commented for many words in the screenshots below:

Step 4:

To review comments, click on the "Review" tab located in the upper left corner of the "Word" window. In the “Comments” section of the ribbon toolbar, you can create, delete, show and hide comments.




To show the previous comment, click "Previous". This will show you the previous comment from the current one.

To show the next comment, click "Next". This will show you the next comment from the current one.

Step 5:

If you want to see all comments, click "Show Comments". You can watch these comments from the right section of the word document.

Step 6:

If you want to hide all comments, click on the “Show Markup” section and deselect the “Comments” section.

Deselecting this option will hide only the comments. No comments will be removed.

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