comment bubbles in word

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In older versions of Word when you added a comment bubble, there was a red line from the comment to the text to which the comment is referring. In the Office 365 version there is no line. So when I add a comment to a student's paper they have to move their cursor over the comment in order to make the line appear and see what point in the document my comment is about.

 

How do I change the default so that comments always have that red line connecting them to the text?

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I can see the line just fine. Are you referring to the browser Word app? If so, that's normal - you cannot expect the web version to behave as the full desktop application, there are numerous restrictions/missing features.

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I have two screenshots below. The first is the comment bubble as it appears in Word. The second is how it looks when I run the cursor over the comment bubble. What I would like is for that pink line to appear there by default, not just when I run the cursor over it.

 

This is the desktop version, not the browser version.

 

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Try going to the Review tab and under the Tracking group, change to All Markup (ALT + R + TD)

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That did the trick. Thanks!