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Stylin' a Word Comment Balloon

If you work with Word's Comment feature, you may find that the comment-balloon text is too small to work with, or you may just want some variety. To modify the style, choose Format > Style. From the List pop-up menu, choose All Styles. Select Balloon Text from the Style list. Modify the style as you like, and then click Apply. I like Arial Narrow, 12 point.

 
 

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It was a dark and stormy night that Thursday the 13th of October, and the pavement had broken out into an oily sheen of sweat. And then, to use the Reagan/Bush passive voice cop-out, mistakes were made, resulting in an automobile accident involving Tonya and our Honda Civic. The car can be repaired in a week or two, but the more subtle injuries to Tonya's neck took several days to manifest themselves and may take much longer to heal. With any luck, she'll be fine in a few weeks or months, but in the meantime, Tonya cannot handle much email. This, combined with some pre-arranged commitments I have for the next two weeks, means the less unnecessary email we receive, the better. Thanks for understanding. [ACE]

 

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