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: Printing Comments from a Macro.

Printing Comments from a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 18, 2020)

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 or a later version). 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, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. 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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