Add or remove a comment

A comment is a note that you can attach to a slide or to text or an object on the slide. Use comments when you want people to review and provide feedback on a presentation that you created, or when colleagues ask for your feedback on a presentation.

Note: You can't add, edit, or view comments with PowerPoint 2004 for Mac or earlier.

Add a comment

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to add a comment to.

  2. Do one of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Add a comment about text or an object on the slide

    Click the text or object

    Add a comment about the slide

    Click anywhere on the slide

  3. On the Review tab, click New Comment.

    Review tab

  4. Type your comment, and then click outside the comment box.

    To view a comment, click the comment thumbnail on the slide.

Edit comments

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to add a comment to.

  2. Click the comment thumbnail on the slide that you want to edit.

  3. In the Comments pane, click the comment you want to edit, and then click again to make changes, or click Reply to respond to a comment.

    Tip:   Select a comment thumbnail on a slide to see the corresponding comment in the Comments pane.

Move a comment

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to add a comment to.

  2. Select and drag the comment thumbnail to a different location on the same slide.

Delete a comment

  1. In the navigation pane, in Normal view, click the slide you want to add a comment to.

  2. Click the comment thumbnail you want to delete.

  3. On the Review tab, click Delete, and then click Delete again, or choose an option to delete all the comments on the slide or in the presentation.

    Select Delete

    Tip:   You can also delete a comment by holding down the Ctrl key while you click the comment, and then click Delete.

Show or hide comments

  1. On the View tab, click Normal.

  2. On the Review tab, click Show Comments.

    Select Show Comments

Add a comment

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide that you want to add a comment to.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide. Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. Do one of the following:

To

Do this

Add a comment about text or an object on the slide

Click the text or object

Add a comment about the slide

Click anywhere on the slide

  1. On the Review tab, under Comments, click New.

    PowerPoint Review tab, Comments group

  2. Type your comment, and then click outside the comment box.

    Note: To view a comment, click the comment thumbnail on the slide.

Edit comments

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide with the comment that you want to change.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. Click the comment thumbnail on the slide that you want to edit.

  3. On the Review tab, under Comments, click Edit.

    PowerPoint Review tab, Comments group

    Tip: You can also edit a comment by double-clicking the comment thumbnail.

Move a comment

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide with the comment that you want to change.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. Select and drag the comment thumbnail to a different location.

Delete a comment

  1. In the navigation pane, click the slide with the comment that you want to change.

    How to select slides in the navigation pane

    1. On the View menu, click Normal.

    2. In the top of the navigation pane, click the Slides  Slides tab  tab, and then click a slide.Depending on the width of the navigation pane, you will either see the Slides named tab and Outline named tab  named tabs or the Slides  Slides tab and Outline  Outline tab icon tabs.

  2. Click the comment thumbnail that you want to delete.

  3. On the Review tab, under Comments, click Delete, and then click Delete Comment.

    PowerPoint Review tab, Comments group

    Tip: You can also delete a comment by holding down CTRL while you click the comment, and then click Delete Comment.

Show or hide comments

  1. On the View menu, click Normal.

  2. On the Review tab, under Comments, click Show.

    PowerPoint Review tab, Comments group

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