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How to Remove Comments in Word: 3 Proven Ways

By Demi | Follow twitter | Updated on April 17, 2024
Deleting comments is a crucial step while finalizing a Word document before you share it with others. In this article by SwifDoo PDF, we will show you how to remove comments in Word in 3 ways. By doing so, your document will look cleaner and more professional.

Way 1: Remove Comments in Word

You can remove all comments in Word at once. Here's the method:

On the Review page, tap Delete and select Delete All Comments in Document;

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To remove individual comments from a Word document, do the following

Step 1: Go to the Review tab and click Show Comments > Contextual to show all the comments in the Word file;

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Step 2: Find the comment you want to remove, click the three-dot button, and select Delete thread.

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Due to version differences, if you don't see this button in your Word, right-click the comment and select Delete Comment to achieve the same effect.

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Alternatively, you can select the comment and tap Delete in the ribbon to get rid of the comment in Word.

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Way 2: Hide Comments in Word

If you don't want to see comments in your document but want them kept in your files, you can hide comments in Word.

To hide comments, go to the "Review" tab and click the "Track Changes" button. Choose "No Markup" and all the comments in the file will disappear.

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You can also expand the "Show Markup dropdown" menu in the "Comments" section. Then, uncheck the "Comments" option to hide comments in Word.

Way 3: Delete Comments in Word with Document Inspector

The Document Inspector offers an easy way to examine documents for personal information, text phrases, revision marks, and other document contents. You can use this tool to delete all comments in Word.

Step 1: Open your Word file and tap File > Info > Check for Issues > Inspect Document;

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Step 2: Tick the Comments, Revisions, and Versions checkbox in the pop-up window and click Inspect;

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Step 3: Click Remove All to remove comments from Word.

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Note: We suggest you create a copy of your original document before you use this tool to remove comments from Word documents. That's because the data that the Document Inspector removes may be impossible to restore.

Remove Comments from PDF Documents

In addition to removing comments in Word, you may need to do that in PDF. SwifDoo PDF offers an easy way;

Step 1: Launch SwifDoo PDF and open the PDF file from which you want to remove comments;

Step 2: Click the annotation icon on the left pane and hit the delete all annotations button.

Remove comments in Word SwifDoo PDF

To remove a single comment from your PDF file, select it on the left panel and click the delete icon.

Additionally, this program enables you to annotate PDFs, sign documents online, fulfill PDF conversion tasks, and more.

Final Words

In this article, we've detailed three effective methods to remove comments in Word. Whether you prefer removing all comments at once, deleting individual comments, or hiding them altogether, these methods are straightforward and easy to follow. Now, go ahead and try those methods to make you document ready for sharing with others.


Q:How do I clean track changes from a document?

To clean track changes from a document in Microsoft Word, you can use the "Accept Changes" and "Reject Changes" options. The former will make the changes part of the document while the latter will remove them from the document. Here's how:
  • Open your document in Microsoft Word.
  • Go to the "Review" tab and click on "Accept" dropdown in the "Changes" group.
Select "Accept All Changes in Document " or "Remove All Changes in Document".

Q:Is there a way to delete all resolved comments in Word?

Yes, you can delete all resolved comments in Word easily. Here's the method:
  • Open the Word file you want to edit and go to the "Review" tab.
  • Expand the "Delete" dropdown menu and select "Delete All Resolved Comments".

Q:How can I save a clean copy after track changes?

If you want to hide the changes without rejecting or accepting them, simply change the markup options. Expand the "Track Changes" menu on the "Review" tab and choose the "Display for Review" option. Then select "No Markup".

To permanently remove the track changes from your document, you need to go through all the changes and decide whether to Accept or Reject them. The changes will be automatically removed as you go.

Demi is curious about the technology field and is always passionate to explore new things. She is now working as a copywriter for this website. Demi will introduce many useful tips to improve your workflow.

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