Last updated: March 16, 2019
Collaborating on a document can be very difficult when individuals need to identify changes made by someone else. Word 2010 offers a feature called Track Changes that makes it much easier to see the modifications that have been made to the document, but another helpful tool allows you to add comments to the document. This creates a much more precise way to comment on something in the document without affecting the content.
Our guide below will show you how to insert a comment to a desired location in the document so that others that are reading the document will be able to easily identify it.
Insert Comment in Word 2010 – Quick Summary
- Open your document in Microsoft Word 2010.
- Select the text to which you wish to add a comment, or click in the location of the document where you wish to add the comment.
- Click the Review tab at the top of the window.
- Click the New Comment button.
- Type your comment into the field. When you have finished, simply click back in the main document body. You can click the comment again later if you wish to modify it.
Continue to the section below for additional information, as well as pictures for each of these steps.
Inserting a Comment in Microsoft Word
The steps in this article will show you how to add a comment to a location in a document that is opened in Microsoft Word. The images shown below are from Word for Office 365, but will work in other versions of Word as well. We will be adding a comment to a selected phrase, but you can use these same steps to add a comment to a specific word, or even just to a location in the document. Once you’re done with commenting, you can even elect to just print the comments in the document.
Step 1: Open the document in which you wish to insert the comment.
Step 2: Highlight the text that you would like to comment on.
Step 3: Select the Review tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the New Comment button.
Step 5: Type your comment, then click somewhere inside the document when you’re done to finish the comment.
Is the name that is being displayed with your comments incorrect? Learn how to change the author’s comment name in Word 2010 so others reading the document can more easily identify you.
If you need to share your document with someone, but do not wish to display the comments, then you can hide the tracked changes. That article will show you how to hide the markup that comes from enabling the Track Changes option, and you can choose to display the document either with the completed changes, or with the original text.
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