Add, Reply To, and Complete Comments in Word

Comments and revisions got a makeover with Word 2013, with a much more streamlined look and feel and improved functionality. A key collaboration and communication component of Word, comments now include long-requested functions like replying and marking as complete.

The video above provides the steps to add and reply to comments in Word 2013 and 2016, as well as mark them as complete. You can also follow the steps below.

To add a comment:

  1. Select the relevant text you are commenting on–sentence, paragraph, etc.
  2. From the REVIEW tab, click New Comment, or right-click and select New Comment.
  3. A comment bubble with your name will appear. Type your comment in the field.
  4. Click away or press Escape to complete the comment.
  5. If you need to add to or edit your comment, simply click on the text and continue typing in the text field.

To reply to a comment:

  1. Hover over the comment you wish to reply to.
  2. Click the reply icon in the upper right corner of the comment box.
  3. A reply field will appear with your name attached. Type your reply in the field.
  4. Click away or press Escape to complete the reply.

To mark a comment as complete:

  1. Right-click on the comment and select Mark Comment Done.

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