Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To delete a comment, point at its highlighted text and click the right mouse button. Choose Delete
Comment from the pop-up menu. That’s the cinchy way.
You can also use the Delete button in the Comments group on the Review tab to remove
the current comment. The Delete button is available only when the insertion pointer is blinking
inside commented text.
To delete all comments from a document at one time, use the Delete button’s menu: Choose
Delete ⇒ Delete All Comments in Document.
Your eighth grade English teacher, Mrs. Hawkins, didn’t use Word. No, she preferred a much more
old-fashioned way of commenting on your text: the dreaded red pen. I once had a publisher instruct
each of my books’ editors to use a different colored pen when editing pages from my book. (And
each was required to make at least four marks on every page.)
Those days of drawing comments on paper may be gone, but they’re not entirely forgotten. Today,
you can use digital ink to mark up a document. You can highlight text and you can digitally scribble
on the page — just like Mrs. Hawkins and with equal vigor.
Whipping out the yellow highlighter
Word comes with a digital highlighter pen that lets you mark up and colorize the text in your
document without damaging your computer monitor. To highlight your text, abide by these steps:
1. Click the Home tab.
2. Click the Text Highlight button in the Font group.
The mouse pointer changes to a — well, I don’t know what it is, but the point is that Word is now
in Highlighting mode.
3. Drag the mouse over the text you want to highlight.
The text becomes highlighted — just like using a highlighter on regular paper, but far neater.
4. Click the Text Highlight button again to return the mouse to normal operation.
Or press the Esc key to exit Highlighting mode.
The highlight doesn’t necessarily need to be yellow. Clicking the menu button to the right of the
Text Highlight button displays a palette of highlighter colors to choose from.