Comments showing as balloons?

Copper Contributor

Did something happen with Word where you can only view comments now as balloons? I prefer it when they just get added directly to the right side of the page in Print Layout view, as shown below. I can't figure out where in the settings to fix this. Thanks.




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They have appeared in balloons since Word 2003 at least.
best response confirmed by robertheuer (Copper Contributor)



I believe you have encountered the so-called modern interface for comments. For more, see


If your version of Word allows it, you can turn off the modern comments, temporarily, by clearing the option "Enable modern comments" at File > Options > General.

@Stefan_Blom You are my new favorite person--thanks. This was driving me nuts.





I'm glad I could help. :)