How to Print a Word Document Without Comments

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How to Print a Word Document Without Comments
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Microsoft Word is the most established word processing application available with a very varied feature list. Microsoft Word has the ability to show changes within a document and also display comments. Comments can be notes to yourself or from a colleague about edits that need to be made to a document. By default, Microsoft Word will not print these comments, but the program can be set up to print them. If you find that comments are automatically printing, you just need to change an option during the print settings set up stage.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click "Start," then "All Programs," then "Microsoft Office" and then "Microsoft Word" to launch the application.

  2. 2

    Click the "Microsoft Office" logo in the tool bar and click "Open." Locate the document you want to print that contains comments. Select it and click "Open."

  3. 3

    Click the "Print Layout View" button in the bottom-left of the program if you aren't already in this mode. Arrange the rest of the document as you want it printed.

  4. 4

    Click the "Microsoft Office" logo, then click "Print." In the "Print What" drop-down menu, make sure "Document" is selected, and not "Document Showing Markup." A "Document Showing Markup" displays all additional comments and editing you may have done.

  5. 5

    Click "Print" to print the document without comments or other markup.

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