Insert or reply to a comment in Word 2016 for Mac

When you want to add notes, suggestions, or questions to a document but you don’t want to change the actual content, you can insert a comment. You can also reply to a comment left by someone else so it’s easier to follow the whole conversation.

Insert a comment
  1. Select the text you want to comment on, or click at the end of the text.

  2. On the Review tab, click New Comment.

  3. Type your comment. Word shows your comment in a balloon in the document's margin.

    A comment in the margin is highlighted

Reply to a comment
  1. In the comment, click the Reply button.

    Reply to Comment icon is highlighted

    Or click the comment and on the Review tab, click New Comment.

  2. Type your reply.

    Comment with a response

See Also

Accept tracked changes

Remove tracked changes and comments

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