Adding annotations to your Microsoft Word DOC files enables you to comment on documents without having to meddle with the actual text. In Word 2013, comments are added via the Add Comment tool, which is part of the program's Review features suite. These annotations appear as comment boxes, sometimes referred to as bubbles, in the right margin. They can be edited, commented on and deleted by you, the document's original author and anyone else invited to edit the DOC file.
Highlight the text on which you want to comment. If you want to comment on an author's use of a particular word, for example, highlight just that word. If you want to comment on the contents of an entire paragraph, highlight that paragraph.
Click the "Review" tab and then click the "New Comment" button in the Comments group to insert a new comment box.
Click your mouse pointer in the new comment box and type your annotation.
Press the "Esc" key or click outside of the comment box to save your annotation.
Tips & Warnings
- To delete an annotation, click the comment box in which the annotation appears, click the "Review" tab and then click the "Delete" button located in the Comments group.
- To delete all of the annotations in a document at once, click the arrow located beneath the "Delete" button in the Comments group and select "Delete All Comments in Document."
- Information in this article applies to Microsoft Word 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.