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How to Hide or Delete Comments in Microsoft Word

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Hide comments in Microsoft Word
How to delete comments

Thanks to Word comments, it is possible to take notes for others or for ourselves. However, at times they can be annoying or highly distracting. To avoid this, it is best to hide or remove comments in Microsoft Word and luckily, it is quite easy to do so..

Although they are not so obvious as to result in something like putting a circle in the text, the comments serve to add notes or suggestions in certain sections of the document.

Whether hiding or removing comments in Word can be a good or a bad thing, sometimes we need to remember certain things or mention specific details (especially if editing the document as a group) and it can be distracting. Especially if we decide to edit a PDF, which generally have a lot of information..

Hide comments in Microsoft Word

Obviously, when we try to focus on the document we are writing, comments can become a distraction. Fortunately, it is possible to hide them so that they are not visible in the document, although they will still be in the document.

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We can hide comments and show an indicator instead. For this we are going to go to the Review tab and then we will click on “Show comments” in the Comments section on the ribbon..

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This will deselect the Show Comments button, hide all comments, and we'll see a note indicator. You can click on any of the indicators to see the comments again.

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In case we do not want to see the comments and neither the bookmarks, we are going to go to the Review tab and in the Follow-up section of the ribbon. Here we'll see a Show for Review dropdown box, we're going to choose “No Markup”.

This will hide all marks, comments and flags. In case we want to directly delete all comments, we will see it a little below.

How to delete comments

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If we want to delete a specific comment, we will have to select it and click on the three points that are in the upper right part of the comment, a small menu will appear with the option "Delete comment"; If we want to delete it with its responses, we will choose “Delete thread”.

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In case we want to delete all comments, we will go to the "Review" tab and click on the arrow below "Delete", a new menu will be displayed and we will choose "delete all comments".



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