How to insert comments in a Microsoft Word 2010 document

If you need to remind yourself about something important or you need to leave a note to another person, who you are sharing a document with, and you don’t want to write extra text between the content of the document, you can leave a the note using the Microsoft Word 2010 Comments feature.

In this simple tip article, you are going to learn how easy it is to insert comments in a Microsoft Word 2010 document, keep reading to learn more.

Adding comments to a Microsoft Word 2010 document:

  1. In the Word 2010 document, click or select the text where you want to add the comment.
  2. Go to the Review tab and then click the New Comment button.
  3. You will notice that the text you clicked or selected now is highlighted and a comment balloon will appear. Type your text in the comment balloon and that is it! If you have many comments you can easy navigate with the Previous and Next button in the Comments section in the Review tab.

Adding comments to Microsoft Word 2010


Removing a comment in Microsoft Word 2010 document:

There are two ways to delete a comment. The first one is to click on a comment to select it and click the Delete button that’s next to the New Comment button, but if you want to delete all comments, just click the Delete button but in the down-arrow to bring up a menu and select Delete All Comments in Document.

Deleting comments in Microsoft Office 2010


Viewing comments in the Reviewing Pane:

Also it can be useful to view the comment in the left side of the document.

  1. Go to the Review tab.
  2. Click the Reviewing Pane button and now all the comments will be also display in the left.
  3. To remove the Reviewing Pane, just click the Reviewing Pane button once again.

Comments in the Reviewing Pane



If you need to respond to a comment that was added to the document, the only thing that you need to do is to click the comment, click the New Comment button, and add the text.

I hope this simple tip working with Microsoft Word 2010 was useful to you!

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].