Software & Apps MS Office How to Use the Comments Feature in Microsoft Word Learn to collaborate with others in cloud-based documents By James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated November 05, 2019 Vichien Petchmai / Getty Images MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email The ability to add comments to Microsoft Word documents is one of the program’s most useful features. In multi-user environments, it provides an easy and effective way to collaborate and comment on document drafts. But, even single users find the feature handy for adding notes and reminders. Here's what you need to know about comments, including how to delete, hide, and print them. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, Word 2007, and Word Online. How to Enter a New Microsoft Word Comment To add a comment to a Word document: Highlight the text you want to comment on. On the ribbon, go to the Review tab and select New Comment. Type your comment in the field that appears in the right margin. It contains your name and a time stamp that's visible to others. To edit your comment, click the comment box and make the change. Click anywhere in the document to continue working. Other people can change the comments you leave in a document if they have edit access. How to Delete, Hide, Reply, and Print Comments Once you start a comment thread inside a Word document, you can choose to delete, hide, print, or reply to it. Delete a Comment To delete a comment, right-click on the comment and select Delete Comment. Or select the comment and, in the Review pane, select Delete Comment. Hide All Comments To hide a document's comments, go to the Review tab, select the Show Markup drop-down arrow, and uncheck Comments. To hide existing comments temporarily in Word 2016 and Word 2013, choose No Markup in the Display for Review box. Reply to Comments To reply to a comment, select the Reply icon underneath the comment or right-click the comment and choose Reply to Comment. Print the Document Without Comments To print the document without comments, go to the Review tab and select No Markup. Then, print the document as normal.