If several users are working on a document simultaneously or alternately, they can express their ideas and remarks to the text by leaving comments. In addition, users can reply to each other's comments and create the entire threads on specific pieces of text or questions.

The following limitations currently apply:

Comments and threads are not printed out.

No notifications when a comment or reply changes.

The discussion thread may break and appear as separate comments if the document was opened and saved: in a third-party text editor, in a web or mobile MyOffice Text applications, in MyOffice Text desktop editor earlier than version 2.7.

Comments in the header and footer section are saved in .odt and .xodt file formats only. When you save a document in .docx format, comments in the header and footer section are automatically deleted.

Comments and threads are displayed in the Review pane.

Comment display mode

By default, all comments are displayed in the document. You can change the way the comments are displayed in the same way as changing the tracking changes mode.

Add a comment

To add a comment, follow these steps:

1.Place the cursor where you want to add a comment or select the text you want to add a comment.

2.Switch to the comment mode in one of the following ways:

In the Command menu, select Insert > Comment.

On the Toolbar, in the Insert section, click t_insert_comment Comment.

On the Toolbar, in the Insert section, click t_more. In the insert panel that appears, click t_insert_comment_small Comment.

Right-click the text or selected content and click Add Comment in the shortcut menu.

3.Enter the desired text in the comment box.

4.If you want to cancel entering a comment, press Esc. If you want to save the comment, do one of the following:

In the comment field, click Save.

Click anywhere in the document.

Press command Cmd+enterEnter.

Blank comments are automatically deleted.

Long comments are displayed in the Review pane in abbreviated form. To view the full text of a comment, select it with a left-click.

Reply to a comment

Replies to a comment are displayed in chronological order. You can only reply to a comment, adding an answer to an answer is not allowed.

To reply to a comment, follow these steps:

1.Select a comment to reply in one of the following ways:

Click a comment or any reply to it.

Move to the comment using editor_changes_next_icon Next Change or Comment andeditor_changes_previous_icon Previous Change or Comment located on the Toolbar, in the Review section.

If the cursor is set on the Review pane, navigate to the comment using the ↓ and ↑keyboard keys.

2.In the comment reply box, type the desired text.

3.If you want to cancel entering the answer, press Esc. If you want to save the response, do one of the following:

In the response field, click Save.

Click anywhere in the document.

Press commandCmd+enterEnter.

Blank comments are automatically deleted.

Long comments and replies are displayed in the Review pane in an abbreviated form. To display the full text of a comment and all the replies to it, click the comment or any of the replies.

If a thread contains more than two replies, it is automatically minimized and only the first and last replies are displayed in the Review pane. To expand the thread, click Show n more replies separator.

If the thread becomes longer than the page height when expanded, the Review pane displays review_panel_up and review_panel_down buttons to navigate to the beginning and end of the thread.

To minimize the thread, do one of the following:

Click anywhere in the document outside of the thread.

Click another comment or thread.

Navigate to another comment or thread using editor_changes_next_icon Next Change or Comment and editor_changes_previous_icon Previous Change or Comment located on the Toolbar, in the Review section.

Move to another comment or thread using the ↓ and ↑ keys on the keyboard.

Move between comments and threads

To quickly navigate between comments and threads, use editor_changes_next_icon Next Change or Comment and editor_changes_previous_icon Previous Change or Comment, on the Toolbar, in the Review section.

Filter comments

Using filters, you can hide or display comments of selected reviewers in the Review pane.

To filter comments, follow these steps:

1.Open the comment filtering window using one of the following methods:

In the Command menu, select Tools > Display Changes and Comments > Filter Comments.

On the Toolbar, in the Review section, click t_review_filter_comments Filter Comments.

On the Toolbar, in the Review section, click the arrow to the right of the t_review_filter_comments Filter Comments button and select Filter Comments from the drop-down list.

2.In the Filter Comments window, uncheck Select All.

3.Check the boxes of the reviewers whose comments you want to display in the Review pane.

4.If the list contains a large number of reviewers, use the search bar:

Enter part of the name or the full name of the reviewer in the search bar.

In the search results, check the box for that reviewer.

Repeat if necessary to find and check other reviewers.

5.Click OK.

To return to displaying the comments of all reviewers, do one of the following:

On the Toolbar, in the Review section, click the arrow to the right of the t_review_filter_comments Filter Comments button and select Clear Filter from the drop-down list.

Open the Filter Comments window as described above, check the Select all box and click OK.

The following limitations currently apply:

When you run the Delete All Comments command, all comments in the document are deleted, even if filtering is enabled.

The Filter Comments window does not dynamically update data regarding changes in the number of comments and the composition of reviewers.

The Filter Comments window does not display the names of reviewers whose comments have been deleted.

Edit a comment or reply

To edit a comment or reply, follow these steps:

1.Select a comment or reply in one of the following ways:

Hover the mouse cursor over the comment or reply box. In the upper-right corner, click panel_comment_edit_icon_hover Edit.

Select the comment or reply box by double-clicking.

2.Change the text of the comment or reply.

3.If you want to cancel the changes, press Esc. If you want to save your changes, do one of the following:

In the comment or reply field, click Save.

Click anywhere in the document.

Press command Cmd+enter Enter.

Blank comments are automatically deleted.

Copy, cut, and paste a comment or a thread

Comments and threads can be cut, copied, and pasted within the same document or between documents of MyOffice Text.

To cut or copy a comment or a thread, select the entire text or object to which they relate. When you cut or copy part of the text, comments and chains are not cut or copied.

You can copy, cut and paste commented text or object using standard methods.

Delete a comment or reply

The comment is deleted along with the replies to it.

To quickly delete a comment, hover your mouse over it and click panel_comment_delete_icon_hover Delete in the upper-right corner of the comment.

You can also follow the steps below to delete a comment:

1.Select a comment in one of the following ways:

Click a comment or any reply to it.

Move to the comment using editor_changes_next_icon Next Change or Comment andeditor_changes_previous_icon Previous Change or Comment located on the Toolbar, in the Review section.

If the cursor is set on the Review pane, navigate to the comment using the ↓ and ↑keyboard keys.

2.Delete the comment in one of the following ways:

On the Toolbar, in the Review section, click editor_comment_delete_icon Delete Comment.

On the Toolbar, in the Review section, click the arrow to the right of the editor_comment_delete_icon Delete Comment button and select Delete Comment.

In the upper-right corner of the comment, click panel_comment_delete_icon_hover Delete.

To delete a comment, you can also switch to its editing mode as described above, completely delete the comment text and click Save or click anywhere in the document.

To delete all comments in a document, follow these steps:

1.On the Toolbar, in the Review section, click the arrow to the right of the editor_comment_delete_icon Delete Comment button.

2.In the drop-down list, select Delete All Comments.

To delete a reply, follow these steps:

1.Hover the mouse cursor over the reply or select the thread with the answer in one of the following ways:

Click anywhere in the thread.

Move to the thread using editor_changes_next_icon Next Change or Comment andeditor_changes_previous_icon Previous Change or Comment located on the Toolbar, in the Review section.

If the cursor is set on the Review pane, navigate to the thread using the ↓ and ↑keyboard keys.

2.In the upper-right corner of the required reply, click panel_comment_delete_icon_hover Delete.

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