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.
Other articles in the series Leopard Arrives
- Leopard Compatibility List Updated (19 Dec 07)
- Punching a Hole for Back to My Mac (17 Nov 07)
- Transparent Menu Bar, Die Die Die! (16 Nov 07)
- A Simple Hack To Fix Leopard's Stacks (15 Nov 07)
- Mac OS X 10.5.1 Fixes Numerous Leopard Flaws (15 Nov 07)
- Leopard Firewall Takes One Step Forward, Three Steps Back (05 Nov 07)
- Spotlight Strikes Back: In Leopard, It Works Great (01 Nov 07)
- Evaluating the Leopard Installation Process (28 Oct 07)
- Time Machine: The Good, the Bad, and the Missing Features (28 Oct 07)
- Leopard Early Fixes and Warnings (27 Oct 07)
- FileMaker Pro Has Known Glitches under Leopard (26 Oct 07)
- Screen Sharing with Leopard Extends to Tiger (26 Oct 07)
- Six Things I Hate about Leopard (26 Oct 07)
- Take Control News: Five Ebooks Launch You into Leopard: Save 30%! (26 Oct 07)
- Slipping Into Something More Comfortable (26 Oct 07)
- Leopard Simplifies File Sharing (25 Oct 07)
- Spaces: A First (and Very Happy) Look (25 Oct 07)
- Are Your Fonts Ready for Leopard? (22 Oct 07)
- How Leopard Will Improve Your Security (22 Oct 07)
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