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: Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer.

Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 2, 2016)

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 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, and 2013. 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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If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

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