Consider, you are working on a group project, and you want to leave some instructions to the proofreader. In earlier days, the instructions were given by highlighting or within brackets, and other similar ways. It made the whole document ugly. So Microsoft came up with the review feature to add comments. With this, you can add all the instructions regarding document editing. And it can also be used to make notes for the documents. But even after incorporating the comments, they wouldn’t go. So you need to delete comments on Microsoft Word, and this section will guide you with the same.

Ways to Delete Comments on Microsoft Word

You can either delete a comment at a time or delete all the comments simultaneously. There are four different ways to delete the comments on MS word.

  1. Delete Single Comment
  2. Delete all Comments
  3. Using VBA Code
  4. And Kutools

Delete Single Comment on Microsoft Word

Step 1: Open the MS word document in which you want to delete the comments.

Step 2: Click on the comment shaped balloon on the document. Or click Review >> Show Comments on the menu bar.

Step 3: It will reveal all the comments on the document. Choose the comment and select it.

Delete Single Comment on MS Word
Delete Single Comment on MS Word

Step 4: Hover to the review tab and then click the Delete >> Delete option. Or Right-click on the comment, choose, Delete Comment option.

Delete One Comment
Delete One Comment

Shortcut Key

  • Select the comment you want to delete, press the D key on the keyboard, and then hit Enter. It will delete the comment.

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Delete All Comment on Microsoft Word

Step 1: Launch the MS word document you want to delete the comments.

Step 2: Click on the comment shaped balloon on the document. Or click Review >> Show Comments on the menu bar.

Step 3: When you get all the options, go to the Review tab on the bar. Then choose the Delete option.

Delete All Comment on MS Word
Delete All Comment on MS Word

Step 4: Then choose Delete All Comments in Document. Now this will delete all the comments on your document.

Alternative Way

Step 1: Open the MS word document to delete the comments.

MS Word Check for Issues
MS Word Check for Issues

Step 2: Click on the File tab on the Menu bar. On the File options, choose Info.

Step 3: Select the Check for Issues drop-down to select Inspect Document.

Step 4: On the pop-up window, click Inspect.

Inspect MS Word
Inspect MS Word

Step 5: Click on the Remove All tab on the right to “Comments, Revisions, and Versions.”

With this, you can delete various other stuff too.

Using VBA Code

The method of deleting the comments on MS Word works for the program lovers and is a bit vague.

Step 1: Press the Alt + F11 key to open the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window.

Step 2: Then, choose Insert >> Module.

Delete Comments with VBA Code
Delete Comments with VBA Code

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Step 3: Type the following VBA code.

  • Sub RemoveAllComments
  • Dim n AsLong
  • Dim oComments As Comments
  • Set oComments = ActiveDocument Comments
  • For n = oComments Count To 1 Step -1
  • oComments(n) Delete
  • Next’n’
  • Set oComments = Nothing
  • End Sub

Step 4: Finally, press F5 or click Run.

To undo the deletion, as usual, press Ctrl+Z keys together.

Using Kutools for Microsoft Word

The last way to delete comments on MS Word is to download a third-party tool called Kutools. It will help you delete the comments on the Word easily. It is a powerful addon with time-consuming operations. With this tool, you can delete comments on the Word document in no time.

So you can delete the comments in any of the above-mentioned ways. That is all about deleting comments on MS Word. If you have any queries, write to us in the comment section below.