How to Add Comments in Word 2007

By Contributing Writer

When you're writing a Word document, you may want to add notes for yourself such as reminders, questions or additional thoughts. You may also want to add notes to an author when you're reviewing a Word document for someone else. Notes can be as long or as short as you want, they can be kept open while you write or edit and they can be printed separately from the rest of the document for hard-copy review. Learn how to add notes to your document by following a few simple steps.

Step 1

Open your Word document.

Step 2

Select the area of text to which you would like to add a note. To apply a note to an entire paragraph, highlight the whole paragraph. To apply a note to a word, place your cursor on or next to the word.

Step 3

Click on the "Review" tab, and then click on "New Comment." The word of paragraph you selected is highlighted in red, and the note is placed in the right margin of the document.

Step 4

Click inside the note balloon in the right margin and enter your note text.