How do I view comments in Microsoft Word 2011 for OSX? I can turn on the review pane, but that shows me every edit I've done to this document and it's impossible to find the comments. I just want a quick view of all the comments in the document.

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Here's your solution. From the Review tab, under Tracking, select the Show Markup drop down and uncheck everything but comments.

 Show Markup Dropdown

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    Thank you, you're right. For long documents it appears that it takes a few seconds for the review pane to upate after making changes in the drop down menu. I tried your suggestion and when it didn't seem to do anything I changed it back right away. Waiting a few more seconds allowed the review pane to update and show me what i was looking for
    – emmby
    Jun 24, 2012 at 3:36
  • It might not take as long if it was the default view for review. Unfortunately, I can't test that since they didn't expose that feature under Preferences.
    – ephsmith
    Jun 24, 2012 at 3:49

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