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How to export and print comments only in Word?

When you want to print comments of the document in Word, you need to export comments to a new document firstly. But how can you export comments in Word? Now we will introduce some tricks for you.

Export comments manually in Word

Export comments with VBA

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Export comments manually in Word

1. Click on the comment that you want to copy, then press Ctrl+C or right-click to select Copy from the list.

2. Put the cursor on the place where you want to paste on the comments and then right-click to select Paste OptionsKeep Text Only  or you can press Ctrl+V to paste the comment.

Note: With this method, you cannot copy and paste multiple comments at once. You have to copy and paste them one by one manually.

Export comments with VBA

With VBA code, you can quickly export all comments to a new document at once. You can get it done as follow steps.

1: Press Alt+F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window;

2: Click Module from Insert tab, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window;

3: Click Run  button to apply the VBA

The VBA code about exporting comments:

Sub exportcomments()
Dim s As String
Dim cmt As Word.Comment
Dim doc As Word.Document
For Each cmt In ActiveDocument.Comments
s = s & cmt.Initial & cmt.Index & "," & cmt.Range.Text & vbCr
Set doc = Documents.Add
doc.Range.Text = s
End Sub

Export comments with Kutools for Word

Although running VBA can quickly export comments, not all of the computer users can get it done. For most of the computer users, especially for the new hands in computer, they are wondering that if there is another simple way to export comments except VBA. Definitely, Kutools for Word's Export Comments utility is the simple way for all of the computer users.

Kutools for Word, with more than 100 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Word, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Word Now!)

Please apply this utility by clicking Enterprise> Export/Import > Export Comments. See screenshot:

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After applying this utility, it will automatically create a new Word document to save the exported comments.

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Tip. If you want to export comments in a sheet or workbook, the Create Comment List function in Kutools for Excel can help you.

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With Kutools for Excel's Create Comment List utility, you can list all comments in the active sheet or workbook in a new sheet or new workbook as you need.  Click for 60 days free trial!
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    Diana Davila · 1 years ago
    This worked perfect!!!! thank you so much...
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    Jim Odell · 1 years ago
    Fantastic - I have never used the VBA it worked a treat
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    AK · 2 years ago
    amazing thanks - even for a non tech geek like me, I was able to follow and make this work - thanks! previously I see instructions like this and think it looks too hard and try and find a better option - but it was easy! I'm aamazed, thanks
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    Humberto · 2 years ago
    Excellent tips!
    Thank you
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    bob · 2 years ago
    Is there a way to also print out the page the comment is on?