Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 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: Removing All Comments.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 11, 2019)
Word allows you to easily add comments to your documents. There may come a time when you want to get rid of all of them. In order to do so, you can follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Comments group on the Review tab of the ribbon.
Note that if you don't see the Delete tool in Step 2, click on either the Previous tool or Next tool and Word will display the Delete tool. Follow with Step 3 to remove all comments in your document.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12119) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Removing All Comments.
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