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How to add and adjust comments in Word 2016

Daniel Walter Scott || VIDEO: 40 of 52

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Hello wonderful Word learners, in this tutorial we're going to look at adding comments to documents, and replying to them, and deleting them, and adjusting them, changing their names, all that lovely stuff. All right, let's go and do that.

So what are we going to do? We're going to comment on something, so, this thing here is the only one with an underline. To add comments, you highlight the area that you want to comment on, and then you go up to 'Review', and then you can add new comments. I'm going to add a comment, ‘This is the only one with an underline', perfect, it's added there, it's used my name. If it's using a weird name, say you've joined a company and it's using somebody else's login, or somebody else's name, go to 'File', go down here where it says 'Account', and you can go to the one that says 'About Me', and what it will do is it will open up a website, and will link your Office account, and just ask you to change the name, and all your details, so that is making it more helpful.

So, the comment's there, great, you can see this little icon here, I can open and close it. Say you got lot of comments, and you're reviewing it, so I've set this off, and it's come back with a bunch of comments, you can-- this option up here, under 'Review', 'Show Comments' can be handy. You can just slide down and just see when they apply, also, to be really a bit of a pain once you kind of fixed all these, just turn them off the same way.

Couple of things, easy ones, ‘Resolve’ just grays them out, it means that they've been fixed or we’ve kind of made that one understood, you could reply to them easily, and one of the things-- also you can do is delete comments. Say you don't need this one any more, up the top here, you can see this 'Delete Comments', and this 'Next' and 'Previous' just allows you to flick through. Say it's a really long document like this one is, it's half a dozen, but there are all random pages, you can just keep clicking this, it will keep cycling through all the different comments. 

And that my friends is how to add comments to a Word document. We haven't covered track changes in this one, we'll do that in a later tutorial. All right, let's get going.