Word: Inserting Comments Shortcut

Today's question: "Is there a shortcut to insert comments into a Word document?"

There's a shortcut for just about anything imagineable - to put a comment into your Word document without using the ribbon (or menus in previous versions), just type:

Alt + Ctrl + M

It'll automatically start a new comment for you, wherever your cursor is currently positioned.

14 comments:

  1. thanks, you dont know how big a help this was!

    paul,
    bangalore

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  2. You're very welcome, Paul! Glad I could help you out.

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  3. option + cmd (apple key) + A in the mac version

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  4. Such a great way to save time, thank you for posting this!!!!!!

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  5. Oh, my word! Ctr + Alt + M combined with Auto Correct are making it much less time consuming to grade essays. Thank you!

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    1. I always like to hear about how some people are using these tips, thank you!

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  6. Does not seem to work in Word 2010. Does anyone know what the shortcut for Word 2010 is for adding a comment.

    I'm spending to much time correcting essays. :)

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    1. Interesting that it's not working for you - I just tried it out on my clean install of Word 2010, and it inserts a comment. Is it possible that you've edited your keyboard shortcuts?

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  7. Anyone know how to get back into the body of the text from the comment via keyboard/shortcut?
    After hearing this fabulous shortcut (that doesn't show when I hover over the command in my Word 2010 as other shortcut commands do), it is even harder to go back to using the mouse to exit my comment.

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    1. hitting "Esc" works for me.

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  8. Hi! thanks for this useful tip! is there a shortcut for deleting a comment??

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    1. Not that I know of, but I'd love to hear it if you've found one.

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