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Collaborating on documents is important for many people and there have been some improvements to how you collaborate on documents in Word 2013 beginning with a feature that I really like, the commenting feature. We're going to work with this file called No Obstacles Recipes Collaboration. And you can see when you open this up something happens over here on the right-hand side. This is called the mark up area. And if there are comments that have already been added to a document this area opens up. This is where your comments go. So, if we wanted to for example insert a comment on a file that we might be working on with someone else, all we have to do is click anywhere in the document where we want to add the comment.
If we wanted to comment, for example, on the formatting of this subtitle, we could click next to it, or if you prefer, you could click and drag across the entire title, so it's clear that we're commenting on the entire paragraph in this case. And now, we're going to insert our comment by going to the Insert tab on the ribbon and clicking Comment halfway across. Notice the comment does go over here to the right-hand side. It also shows a shading around the text that we highlighted or selected, and we're ready to comment on that by simply typing.
So, let's just type in a question here. Is this the right font for this subtitle? Now, that's our comment and when we're done, I'll just click anywhere in the document to deselect and you can see the comment remains over here in the markup area. Now, depending on your resolution and your current view, you might not be seeing everything. Let's go up to the View tab here for a second to make sure we're seeing the entire page width. In the Zoom area, click Page Width and you'll be able to see as we hover over our comment, there's actually an icon over here on the top right-hand corner.
That's where we can go to quickly reply to someone's comment. So, as we scroll further down this document, actually to Page 3, you'll notice that there's already a comment here from someone named Karen. And when we hover over that, you can see that there is an area of text that has been highlighted or shaded and she's added a comment giving credit to someone named Anne. Now, we can reply to this by clicking the icon that appears just off to the right in the top corner, give it a click and automatically you're inserting your own comment and it becomes a thread of the original comment.
So again, all we have to do is type in our comment like we did when we created one. We have our own color coding and of course, our name is attached to the comment itself. I'm going to just type in, Good idea. Thanks. And again, we can click anywhere in the document, continue working on this document adding comments wherever we like, and then when we share it with others, they'll be able to see our comments, reply to them, you'll always see the entire thread over here in the markup area. A nice improvement to the commenting feature here, in Word 2013.
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