By Megon VenterMon. 08 Apr. 20243min Read

How to Delete Comments in Word

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through how to delete comments in Word using a quick and easy method to do so.
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Microsoft Word's comment feature is a valuable tool for collaboration and feedback during the document review process.

However, once comments have served their purpose or are no longer needed, it's essential to know how to remove them to keep your document clean and concise.

 

How to Delete Comments in Word

Follow these simple steps to remove comments from your Word document:

 

Step 1: Open the Document

Launch Microsoft Word and open the document containing the comments you wish to delete.



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Step 2: Navigate to the Review Tab

Click on the "Review" tab located in the ribbon at the top of the Word window. This tab contains all the tools and features related to reviewing and editing documents.



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Step 3: Select the Comment(s) to Delete

Locate the comment you want to delete either within the document or in the comments pane. Click on the comment to select it. Hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on each comment to delete multiple comments.

 

Step 4: Delete the Comment(s)

Once the comment(s) are selected, right-click on any of the selected comments to reveal a context menu. From the menu, choose the "Delete Comment" option. Alternatively, you can press the Delete key on your keyboard after selecting the comment(s).



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Step 5: Save Your Document

Once all unwanted comments are removed, save your document to preserve the changes.

You can also check our recommendations on How to Undo in Adobe Acrobat.

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FAQ: Managing Comments in Microsoft Word

How do I add a comment in Microsoft Word?

Simply highlight the text or select the area you want to comment on, right-click, and choose "New Comment" from the context menu. Alternatively, use the "Review" tab and click "New Comment."

Can I reply to a comment in Word, and how?

Yes, you can reply to comments by hovering over the comment you wish to respond to and clicking the "Reply" button that appears. Type your response in the text box that opens.

Is it possible to edit a comment I’ve already made?

Absolutely. Click on the comment to open it, then click again within the comment box. You'll be able to edit the text directly.

Can I hide comments without deleting them?

Yes, to hide comments, go to the "Review" tab, and in the "Tracking" section, click on "Show Markup." Uncheck "Comments" to hide them. They'll remain part of the document but won't be visible.

How do I view all comments in a document?

Under the "Review" tab, click on "Show Comments" to display all comments in the document's margins. Alternatively, the "Reviewing Pane" option provides a list view of all comments.

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