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How to change comment color in Word document?

Have you ever tried to change color of the comment balloons or comment text contents in a Word document? This article, I will talk about some method for dealing with this task in Word file.

Change the color of the comment balloons with Change Tracking Options feature

Change the color of the comment text contents with VBA code


Change the color of the comment balloons with Change Tracking Options feature

The Change Tracking Options feature can help you to change the comment balloons color as you need, please do as this:

1. Click Review > Change Tracking Options launcher, see screenshot:

doc change comment color 1

2. In the Track Change Options dialog box, click Advanced Options button, see screenshot:

doc change comment color 2

3. And then, in the Advanced Track Change Options dialog box, choose one color you like from the Comment drop down list, see screenshot:

doc change comment color 3

4. Then, click OK > OK to exist the dialogs, and now, the color of the comment balloons has been changed to your specified setting, see screenshot:

doc change comment color 4


Change the color of the comment text contents with VBA code

If you need to change the font color of the comment text, the following VBA code can do you a favor.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. And then, click Insert > Module, copy and paste below code into the opened blank module:

VBA code: Change the color of the comment text in Word:

Sub ChangeCommentsColor()
    Dim xComm As Comment
    For Each xComm In ActiveDocument.Comments
        xComm.Range.Font.Color = wdColorRed
    Next
End Sub

Note: In the above code, you can change the red color to your need in this script: xComm.Range.Font.Color = wdColorRed.

3. And then, press F5 key to run this code, and the comment text font color has been changed as following screenshot shown:

doc change comment color 5



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