[Don Norman is an Apple Fellow and former vice president of Apple's Advanced Technology Group, perhaps best known in Macintosh circles as Apple's "User Experience Architect" and the author of The Design of Everyday Things and other key works of user design. He is currently the president of UNext Learning Systems. (Nov-99)
Delete All Comments in Word in a Flash
You needn't clear comments in a Word document one by one. Instead, bring out the big guns to delete all of them at once:
1. Chose Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts.
2. Under Categories, select Tools.
3. Under Commands, select DeleteAllCommentsInDoc.
4. With the insertion point in the "Press new keyboard shortcut" field, press keys to create a keyboard shortcut. (I use Control-7)
5. Click the Assign button.
6. Click OK.
You can now press your keyboard shortcut to zap out the comments.
The steps above work in Word 2008; they likely work nearly as described in older versions of Word.