Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Pasting a Comment into Your Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 18, 2013)
Word includes a powerful tool that allows you to add comments to your document. Since comments are designed for reviewers' annotations while developing a document, it is handy to know how to paste the text of a comment into your main document. This is done using editing techniques you are already familiar with. Follow these steps if you are using Word 97 or Word 2000:
In Word 2002 and Word 2003 comments are handled a bit differently, so you must use a slightly different set of steps:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1384) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Pasting a Comment into Your Document.
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