Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Jumping To a Comment.

Jumping To a Comment

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 18, 2015)

Word includes a powerful tool that allows you to add comments to your document. You can use the Go To function of Word to jump to a specific comment in your document. You do this in one of two ways. The first way is as follows:

  1. Press F5. Word displays the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
  2. In the left side of the dialog box, choose Comment. This informs Word what you want to go to. The Enter Page Number box is relabeled as the Enter Reviewer's Name box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.

  4. In the Enter Reviewer's Name box, enter the name of the person responsible for the comment. You can also use the pull-down list to select the name of a reviewer. If you want to go to the next comment, leave the box blank or select the name Any Reviewer.
  5. Click on the Next button.

If there are no comments in the document, you will jump to the beginning of the document. If you modify the technique a bit, you can jump to a comment relative to the comment at which you are currently located. This is done as follows:

  1. Press F5. Word displays the Go To tab of the Find and Replace dialog box.
  2. In the left side of the dialog box, choose Comment. This informs Word what you want to go to. The Enter Page Number box is relabeled as the Enter Reviewer's Name box.
  3. In the Enter Reviewer's Name box, enter a plus or minus sign followed by the number of comments you want to jump. Plus is forward; minus is backward. For instance, you could jump forward two comments by entering +2. Word changes the Next button to a Go To button.
  4. Click on the Go To button.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (408) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Jumping To a Comment.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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