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How to Remove Comments in MS Word in 7 Ways – 2022

Word document contents can be downloaded online or shared elsewhere, each containing comments. If you do not need them, you will have to remove them.

Otherwise, some of them cause some irritation. However, to remove comments in MS Word in any way you like, read these 7 methods in their entirety.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Delete Comments Using from Review Tab
  2. 2. Remove Comments in Word Using Track Changes
  3. 3. By inspecting the document
  4. 4. Remove Using Paste Options
  5. 5. Get Rid of Comments using Paste Special
  6. 6. Using Right-Click
  7. 7. Remove All Comments Using Keyboard Shortcut
  8. Video Tutorial

1. Delete Comments Using from Review Tab

To get rid of comments by using the Review tab command, do the following:

  • Go to the “Review” tab.
  • In the “Comments” group, click the drop-down arrow of the “Delete“, then select “Delete“.
  • To delete all the comments in a document, click the drop-down arrow of “Delete”, then select “Delete all comments in the document“.
Delete All Comments in Word Document
Delete All Comments in Word Document

2. Remove Comments in Word Using Track Changes

To remove one or all by using the track changes, do the following:

  • Go to the “Review” tab.
  • Then click the drop-down arrow of the “Display for Review
  • Now select “Original” or “No Markup“.
Delete All Comments using Track Changes
Delete All Comments using Track Changes
  • Or if the “Single Markup” or “All Markups” is on the selection under the “Display for Review“, click the drop-down arrow of the “Show Markup“, then uncheck the “Comments“.*
Uncheck comment in track changes
Uncheck comments in track changes

3. By inspecting the document

  • Click and navigate to the “File” menu.
File tab options
File tab options
  • Click “Info“, then click “Check for Issues“, and then select “Inspect Document“.
Selecting Inspect Document
Selecting Inspect Document
  • After selecting the inspect document, a pop-up box will open. In this pop-up box, select “Yes” to save the existing document for save changes, otherwise, select “No“.
Make Sure Your Save Changes
Make Sure Your Save Changes
  • If you select “Yes“, a computer asks you to type the file name and select the file location to save.
Select File Location for Save Changes
Select File Location for Save Changes
  • After the above step, a document inspector dialogue box will open.
  • In a document inspector dialogue box, click “Inspect” to review and remove all the comments.
Inspect Document
Inspect Document
  • After reviewing the inspection results, remove all “Comments, Revisions, and Versions“.
Review and Remove the Inspected Items That you don't Want
Review and Remove the Inspected Items That You Don’t Want

4. Remove Using Paste Options

To do so, follow the steps below:

  • Firstly, select all the contents that contain comments in the document.
  • Then cut (Press Ctrl + X) the contents.
Select and cut the text
Select and cut the text
  • Now go to the “Home” tab, then click the drop-down arrow of the “Paste“.
  • Under “Paste Options” select the last option “Keep Text Only“, or press “T“.
Remove comments using paste options
Remove comments using paste options
  • Now all the comments will be pasted with unformatted text (without comments).

5. Get Rid of Comments using Paste Special

To get rid of all the comments, follow the steps below:

  • Firstly, select all the contents that contain comments in the document.
  • Then cut (Press Ctrl + X) the contents.
Select and cut the text
Select and cut the text
  • Now go to the “Home” tab, then click the drop-down arrow of the “Paste“.
  • Under the drop-down of the paste, select “Paste Special” to launch its dialogue box.
  • in the “Paste Special” dialogue box, select “Unformatted Text” or “Unformatted Unicode Text“.
  • Then click “OK“.
Selecting Paste Special
Selecting Paste Special
  • Now all the comments will be pasted with an Unformatted and Unformatted Unicode Text (without comments).

6. Using Right-Click

To delete a comment, do the following:

  • To delete a comment, right-click the comment icon that appears on the right side of the content
  • Then select “Delete Comment“.

7. Remove All Comments Using Keyboard Shortcut

Do the following to do so.

  • Press Alt → R → D → O to remove all comments.
  • Press Ctrl + A, Then Ctrl + X, and Then press Alt → H → V → T.
  • Press Ctrl + A, Then Ctrl + X, and Then press Alt → H → V → S. Lastly, select “Unformatted Text” or “Unformatted Unicode Text” in the “Paste Special” dialogue box.

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