Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. 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: Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer.

Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 18, 2020)
This tip applies to Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365


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Each comment you enter into a document includes the initials of the person who created the comment. Word keeps track of who entered the comments and can easily show you the comments of a specific person. To take advantage of this way of viewing comments, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you are viewing comments.
  2. Display the Review tab of the ribbon.
  3. In the Tracking group, click the Show Markup drop-down list. When you choose the Reviewers option (earlier versions of Word) or the Specific People option (later versions of Word) from the list, you see a list of different reviewers who have made comments in the document.
  4. Hide or display comments from individual reviewers by selecting their names from the list.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11814) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Microsoft 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer.

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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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2021-12-03 11:44:21

Jim

Allen, I may be incorrect about the following (which may be 'splitting hairs').
I believe your item is in reference to "reviewers' and not to 'commenters'. Both are possible in MSWord - a 'reviewer' makes a suggested change while a 'commenter' essentially puts notations in the margin.
I was trying to find a way for a 'commenter' to be identified (to distinguish individuals) and found the following item on-line:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/comments-in-word-2016-displayed-as-author/2341d440-a4f2-4346-8c65-3a25c16c6992


2021-12-01 19:02:09

Jim

Allen, I may be incorrect about the following (which may be 'splitting hairs').
I believe your item is in reference to "reviewers' and not to 'commenters'. Both are possible in MSWord - a 'reviewer' makes a suggested change while a 'commenter' essentially puts notations in the margin.
I was trying to find a way for a 'commenter' to be identified (to distinguish individuals) and found the following item on-line:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/comments-in-word-2016-displayed-as-author/2341d440-a4f2-4346-8c65-3a25c16c6992


2020-10-04 13:32:19

Milica

Bravo!


2020-09-23 16:03:00

Doug Belling

What does it mean when Show Markup/Specific People shows 'All Reviewers' but the person listed below is dimmed?


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