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: Printing Comments from a Macro.

Printing Comments from a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 8, 2016)

If you use comments in your documents, Word allows you to print a comment list to use as a reference. The user can do this by utilizing the Print What drop-down list in the Print dialog box. To accomplish the same task in a VBA macro, use the PrintOut method, as follows:

ActiveDocument.PrintOut Item:=wdPrintComments

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (7695) 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: Printing Comments from a Macro.

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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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