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: Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer.

Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated March 26, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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Each comment you enter into a document includes the initials of the person who created the comment. Word keeps track of who entered the comments, and can easily show you the comments of a specific person. To take advantage of this way of viewing comments, follow these steps if you are using Word 97 or Word 2000:

  1. Make sure the Comments window is displayed.
  2. Use the Comments From drop-down list at the top of the Comments window to select a specific reviewer's name or initials.

When you are done reviewing those particular comments, you can either select a different reviewer, or you can close the Comments window.

If you are using Word 2002 or Word 2003, the process is slightly different:

  1. Make sure that you are viewing comments either in the Reviewing Pane or in balloons.
  2. Make sure the Reviewing toolbar is displayed.
  3. On the Reviewing toolbar, click the Show drop-down list. When you choose the Reviewers option from the list, you see a list of different reviewers who have made comments in the document.
  4. Hide or display comments from individual reviewers by selecting their names from the list.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1892) 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: Viewing Comments From a Specific Reviewer.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2022-05-23 12:03:38

Debbie

I have 4 people with the same initials, how can I tell them apart when I print the markups. I need to keep the tracking for legal reasons.


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