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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Adding and responding to comments

Another collaboration perk in Word 2013 involves the way comments are handled. In previous versions of Word, a new comment balloon appeared each time someone added a comment to the document. That was fine when you had just a few comments, but if you have a entire team weighing in on a draft of an important report, you might spend all afternoon trying to sort through the hundreds of comment balloons in a mere 20-page document.

Word 2013 adds a simple but elegant fix to the comment-balloon problem. Now, comments are threaded like conversations so that you can read through and respond to a comment in a particular place in the document. Gone are the myriad responses all related to one original comment; instead they ...

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