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: Printing Comments from a Macro.

Printing Comments from a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 14, 2013)

If you use comments in your documents, Word allows you to print a comment list to use as a reference. The user can do this by utilizing the Print What drop-down list in the Print dialog box (Word 2007) or by adjusting the print settings (Word 2010 and Word 2013). To accomplish the same task in a VBA macro, use the PrintOut method, as follows:

ActiveDocument.PrintOut Item:=wdPrintComments

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (12841) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing Comments from a Macro.

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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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