Microsoft today announced the extended availability of a new, modern commenting experience in Microsoft Word applications. Until now, the modern commenting experience has been available on the mobile and web versions of Word. Microsoft is currently rolling out this functionality in Production on Word for Windows and Current Channel (Preview) on Word for Mac.
Here’s how the modern commenting experience works:
- With modern comments, you no longer have to worry about your comments being seen by others until you have finished editing them. After writing a new comment or response, click on the button To post or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Enter (Windows) or Cmd + Enter (MacOS) to share your thoughts with others. Now, a comment or reply can only be edited by the person who created it.
- In Word, you’ll find comments to the right of your page, by default.
- In the Comments pane, you can see a single list of all comments in your document, including resolved comments. To switch between the pop-up view and the Comments pane, just click the Comments button in the upper right corner of your Word window.
- Now, if you are a corporate user working on cloud files, you can more easily use an @mention to call one or more of your colleagues in your organization or school. Just highlight some text, click the Comment button, enter your comment, and @ mention anyone you want to see. When you post your comment, anyone you’ve @ mentioned will receive an email notification.