3: Using Comments.

Now, suppose you thought that the second sentence of the paragraph wasn't needed, and you wanted to let the writer know so that they could decide to delete it or not. Here you could insert a comment, rather than deleting the text.

Word allows you to insert a comment about a specific piece of text. To do this:

  1. Select the text that you want to comment on—in this case the second sentence.
  2. Click the "New" comment button on the Review ribbon:Insert comment button.(Or from the "Insert" menu you can select "New Comment.")
  3. Type the text of your comment.
  4. Type [Esc] when you are done.

You should see something like the following:Image of an entered comment.

Notice the highlighted text—this lets the writer know what text the comment in the margin refers to. Experiment with adding more comments to the document before moving on. When you are done, close the document.

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