Search for Comment Marks in your MS Word Document


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There have been times when I have had to search for comment marks in a Word document. For instance, a client once sent me her large document that had been copied and pasted from another document and she was getting strange strings of text throughout her document. So I had to search the entire document (and it was huge) looking for comments or fragments of comments.

Fortunately, I could use Word’s powerful searching capabilities for my search. The simplest way to do this is using the Object Browser.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click the Object Browser icon. You will find it just below the vertical scroll bar, at the bottom right-hand side of your Word window. A palette of objects by which you can search will be displayed.
  2. Click on the Comment object. It is depicted as a yellow sticky note. Once you click on it, the palette will disappear.
  3. Use the Previous and Next control, which are located above and below the Object Browser icon, to move to the next or previous comment.

Versions 2007, 2010

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Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol's Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.

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