Review: Show markup and add comments

A comment is a note that you can attach to a letter or word on a slide, or to a whole slide. Use comments when you want people to review and provide feedback on a presentation that you created, or when colleagues ask for your feedback on a presentation.

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, you can add, edit, and delete comments. To see existing comments, you can Move between review comments.

 Note   You cannot track your changes in PowerPoint as you can in other Office 2010 products, such as Word 2010. You can, however, compare your presentation to similarly constructed presentations, detect the differences between them and selectively merge changes between the two. For more information, see Compare and co-author presentations.

What do you want to do?


Add a review comment

  1. On the slide that you want to add a comment to, do one of the following:
  2. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click New Comment.
  3. Type your comments, and then click outside the comment box.

 Tip   You can add more than one comment to text, an object, or a slide in a presentation.

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Edit a review comment

Presentation reviewers can edit comments added by other reviewers, which changes the color of the review comment thumbnail and changes the initials to those of the current reviewer.

  1. Click the review comment thumbnail.


 Notes 

  • The review comment thumbnail generally contains the initials of the person who originally added the comment.
  • If the review comment thumbnail is hidden, on the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Show Markup.
  1. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Edit Comment.
  2. Type your comments, and then click outside the comment box.

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Delete a review comment

Presentation reviewers can delete comments added by other reviewers, which changes the color of the review comment thumbnail and changes the initials to those of the current reviewer.

  1. Click the comment that you want to delete.
  2. On the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Delete.

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Move between review comments

  • To move between comments, on the Review tab, in the Comments group, click Previous or Next.

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Applies to:
PowerPoint 2010