Adding Comments to your Document in Word 2013 It is common for authors and editors to want to explain their suggested changes, or why they have rejected them. Be aware that there are various ways to hide tracked changes or comments, but all the changes that were made while the Track Changes feature was turned on and all the comments that were inserted remain part of the document until they are accepted or rejected or, in the case of comments, deleted. Click the drop-down box next to Track Changes. When the markup appears the way that you want it to, you are ready to print the document. If there is a significant amount of such text to be processed and there is a consistent way of identifying it, it might be worthwhile developing a macro to automate the process. It isn't easy to rewrite other's work, nor one's own in my experience.
Also, to turn off track changes, click the Track Changes button again, and it changes from blue back to white. This is the default setting, so you should only have to verify the setting. If you click Final or Original, tracked changes and comments are hidden. This option marks every change you make to the document and allows the next reader to approve or reject each change. You can change it back to All Markup anytime if you want to see the comments and changes again. The summary section at the top of the Reviewing Pane displays the exact number of visible tracked changes and comments that remain in your document.
It will pop up a dialog similar to the Find dialog. Choose how comments are displayed. Delete comments one at a time or all at once. Now, with the introduction of Office 2013, Microsoft has made changes to their popular Word app that can be very helpful to both writers and editors, as long as they know what to look for. Adding and managing comments When you're reviewing a collaborative document, comments are often necessary to explain or suggest an edit.
Accept or reject edits when you're done. Members of the group use the Microsoft Word editing and markup tools to note errors and to provide feedback and suggestions. The marked-up document is then returned to the writer. The document opens in a new Word window. To show changes inline, in the Tracking group, click Balloons, and then click Show all revisions inline. . You must use the Accept and Reject commands in the Changes group to remove markup from your document.
But reviewer 1's color, for example, may be red on one computer and green on another. Each reviewer's color will be different from other reviewers for up to eight reviewers. When the comment box appears, place your cursor anywhere on the commented text, click the Delete button, and then select Delete from the list box. To get started, carry out the following steps: 1. To ensure that there are no more tracked changes in your document, be sure that all changes are showing, and then use the Accept or Reject commands for each change in the document. To get into Print Layout, open the View menu and select Print Layout before you start marking up a document.
Most of the time these changes e. Include a space on each side of the word, as shown, to ensure that only the standalone word 'he' gets replaced and not every instance of the two letters 'he' in the document otherwise, you might end up with a bunch of 'tshe', 'shelp',etc. When finished, choose Reject All Changes to globally reject all the remaining edits. Note: The Reviewing Pane, unlike the document or the comment bubbles, is not the best tool for making changes to your document. To add comments, first determine how you want the them displayed. Also, notice the gray vertical track lines in the left margin, which indicate a change on the adjacent line. To enable track changes, simply click on the Track Changes icon.
Instead of deleting text or comments or making other changes in the Reviewing Pane, make all editorial changes in the document. If you do this you need to remember the exact user name you used for each color because using anything different will just create a new author and color. Then, select the Reviewing option to turn it on. By default, Microsoft Office Word 2007 uses balloons to display deletions, comments, formatting changes, and content that has moved. To add a comment, simply select the text you wish to comment on and click New comment in the Review tab. The default in Word is to display deletions and comments in balloons in the margins of the document.
The Track Changes button no longer is highlighted as shown in the following image. If Document Inspector finds comments and tracked changes, you are prompted to click Remove All next to Comments, Revisions, Versions, and Annotations. You must use the Accept and Reject commands in the Changes group to remove markup from your document. This will make all the markup options readily available on the Toolbar. For example, click Comments or Insertions and Deletions.