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How to Search for Comment Marks in your Word Document

There have been times when I have had to search for comment marks in a Word document. For instance, a client once sent me her large document that had been copied and pasted from another document and she was getting strange strings of text throughout her document. So I had to search the entire document (and it was huge) looking for comments or fragments of comments.

Fortunately, I could use Word’s powerful searching capabilities for my search. The simplest way to do this is using the Object Browser.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click the Object Browser icon. You will find it just below the vertical scroll bar, at the bottom right-hand side of your Word window. A palette of objects by which you can search will be displayed.
  2. Click on the Comment object. It is depicted as a yellow sticky note. Once you click on it, the palette will disappear.
  3. Use the Previous and Next control, which are located above and below the Object Browser icon, to move to the next or previous comment.