Comments are very useful when you collaborating on a document at work or school. Without comments, changes can be difficult to notice and can lead to mistakes or confusion.
But when you need to print a document that has been heavily edited, you might not need to include the comments that were a part of the editing process.
Our guide below will show you the printing setting to adjust so that comments are not printed along with your document in Word 2013.
Hiding Comments When Printing in Word 2013
The steps below will show you how to hide comments that exist in a document when you print that document.
This will not affect the display of the comments when you are viewing the document in Word. Note that this will stop other markup from printing as well.
Here is how to hide comments when printing in Word 2013 –
- Open your document in Word 2013.
- Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
- Click Print in the left column.
- Click the Print All Pages button under Settings.
- Select the Print Markup option to clear the check mark.
These steps are also shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Open the document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Print option in the column at the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Print All Pages button under Settings in the center column.
Step 5: Click the Print Markup option near the bottom of the menu to remove the check mark. Your document in the Preview Pane should update to show how the document will look without the printed markup.
Now that you know how to hide comments when printing in Word 2013, you can easily prevent this information from being included on the physical copies of your documents that you create.
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