Reply to a comment

In Word Online you can click on comments to reply to them while you read or edit a document. The first step depends on whether you’re in Reading View or Editing View. Documents open in Reading View.

In Reading View

  1. Click a comment balloon to see the comment and open the Comments pane.

Image of comment balloon in Word Online

Comment balloons are near the edge of the page. If you don’t see any, click Comments.

Comments tab in Reading view of Word Web App

  1. In the Comments pane, click the comment you want to reply to.

  2. Click the Reply icon below it.

Image Reply command under comment in Comments pane in Word Web App.

  1. In the text box that opens, type your reply and click Post.

In Editing View

  1. If you’re already editing the document (Edit Document > Edit in Word Web App), click Review > Show comments.

Image of Show Comments command under Comments tab in Reading View of Word Web App

  1. In the Comments pane, click the comment you want to reply to.

  2. Click the Reply icon below it.

Image Reply command under comment in Comments pane in Word Web App.

  1. In the text box that opens, type your reply and click Post.

For more info about reviewing documents inWord Online, see Insert comments in a document.

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