Add, change, hide, or delete comments in a presentation

Add, change, hide, or delete comments in a presentation

A comment is a note that you can attach to a letter or word on a slide, or to an entire 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.

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Add a comment

  1. Select Review > New Comment.
    Or select New if the Comments pane is open.

  2. In the Comments pane, type your message in the box and press Enter.

    Add a comment

View and reply to comments

  1. Select the comment icon Comments icon on the slide.

    The Comments pane will open and you can see comments for that slide.

  2. Select Reply to respond to a comment.

  3. Select the Next or Back buttons to go between comments and slides.

Delete a comment

  • In the Comments pane, select the comment you want to delete and select the X.

  • On the slide, right-click the comment icon Comments icon and select Delete Comment.

Tag someone in comment

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When you comment on a document or presentation and use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment. For more details, see Use @mention in comments to tag someone.

Review

1 Review tab

2 Review commands

3 Review comment thumbnail

4 Comment

  1. On the slide that you want to add a comment to, do one of the following:

    • To add a comment about text or an object on a slide, select the text or object.

    • To add a general comment about a slide, click anywhere on the slide.

  2. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click New Comment.

  3. Type your comments, and then click outside the comment box.

    Tip: You can add more than one comment to text, an object, or a slide in a presentation.

Presentation reviewers can edit comments added by other reviewers, which changes the color of the review comment thumbnail and changes the initials to those of the current reviewer.

  1. Click the review comment thumbnail (shown as number 3 in the image above).

    Notes: 

    • The review comment thumbnail generally contains the initials of the person who originally added the comment.

    • If the review comment thumbnail is hidden, on the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Show Markup.

  2. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Edit Comment.

  3. Type your comments, and then click outside the comment box.

Presentation reviewers can delete comments added by other reviewers, which changes the color of the review comment thumbnail and changes the initials to those of the current reviewer.

  1. Click the comment that you want to delete.

  2. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Delete.

If you want to remove all comments from a slide or your presentation, delete them all at one time. On the Review tab, click the arrow below Delete, then choose what you want to do:

  • Delete All Markup on the Current Slide Removes comments from the slide that you have open.

  • Delete All Markup in This Presentation Removes all comments from the entire presentation.

  • To hide the comments in your presentation, click Show Markup on the Comments tab. Click Show Markup again to unhide the comments.

  • To move between comments, on the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Previous or Next.

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