In today’s article, we are delighted to show you 3 methods to change the comment text style in your Word document.
As always, Word has default style for comments. And there is a huge possibility that you don’t like it. As a result, it would be nice to be able to change the comment style in your document. You can read on to see our 3 methods bellow.
Method 1: Use Shortcuts
- To begin with, put insertion pointer at the start of the first comment text.
- Next press “Ctrl+ Shift+ End”. You will see all comment texts are in selection then.
- Then go to change the formatting as you like.
Method 2: Modify “Comment Text” Style
- At first, click “Home” tab.
- Then click “Styles” button to open the same name window.
- Next click the “Options” on the bottom of the window to open the “Style Pane Options” dialog box.
- Choose “All styles” to show and click “OK” there.
- Next all styles shall show in the “Styles” window. Go to find “Comment Text” and move cursor over it.
- When you see the upside-down triangle button on the style name, click it.
- And choose “Modify”.
- Now in “Modify Style” box, change the style formatting and click “OK” to save the change.
By the way, we can’t use method 2 unless comment texts are in the default “Comment Text” style. If you have altered the text style before, you will have to resort to method 1 or method 3 in the coming contents.
Method 3: Change the Comment Text Style via VBA
- First and foremost, bring out the VBA editor by pressing “Alt+ F11”.
- Secondly, click “Normal”.
- Under the “Normal” project, click “Insert” tab.
- Then choose “Module” on the drop-down menu.
- Now double click on the newly inserted module to open the editing area on the right.
- There you should paste the following codes:
Sub SetCommentTextStyle() Dim objComment As Comment Dim objDoc As Document Dim strFontName As String Dim strFontSize As String Set objDoc = ActiveDocument strFontName = InputBox("Enter text font name here: ", "Font name") strFontSize = InputBox("Enter font size here: ", "Font size") With objDoc For Each objComment In .Comments objComment.Range.Font.Name = strFontName objComment.Range.Font.Size = strFontSize Next objComment End With End Sub
- Next click “Run”.
- Now enter a font type in the first box popping up and click “OK”.
- Then enter a font size in the second one and click “OK”, too.
Comparison of 3 Methods
|Method 1: Use Shortcuts||The quickest way||1. It can be hard to precisely put insertion pointer right at the start of comment text since the balloon size is not that large.
2. You have to remember the shortcuts.
|Method 2: Modify “Comment Text” Style||1. You can save the modified style for future documents.
2. No need to select all comment texts manually.
|1. To use this method, the original comment texts shall take the default “Comment Text” style. Otherwise the modified style cannot be applied to comment texts.
2. comparative more steps
|Method 3: Change the Comment Text Style via VBA||1. No need to select all comment texts manually
2. Fewer steps
|Affect only the current document.|
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