Adding comments in PowerPoint allows you to provide feedback, suggestions, or notes to collaborators or yourself within the presentation. Here’s how you can add comments:

1. Inserting Comments:

  • Open your PowerPoint presentation.
  • Navigate to the slide where you want to add a comment.
  • Right-click on the area of the slide you want to comment on.
  • Choose “New Comment” from the context menu.

2. Using the Ribbon:

  • Go to the “Review” tab in the PowerPoint ribbon.
  • Click on the “New Comment” button.
  • Click on the slide where you want to place the comment.

3. Comment Pane:

  • In the Review tab, click on “Show Comments.”
  • The Comments pane will appear on the right side of the PowerPoint window.
  • Click on “New Comment” in the Comments pane to add a comment to the currently selected slide.

4. Adding Text to Comments:

  • Once a comment box is added, type your comment in the text box that appears.
  • You can mention specific points, ask questions, or provide feedback.

5. Replying to Comments:

  • If there are existing comments, you can reply to them.
  • Right-click on the comment and select “Reply” or use the “Reply” button in the Comments pane.

6. Navigating Through Comments:

  • Use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons in the Comments pane to navigate through comments in the presentation.

7. Resolving Comments:

  • Once a comment has been addressed or resolved, you can mark it as done.
  • Right-click on the comment and choose “Resolve Comment.”

8. Deleting Comments:

  • Right-click on a comment and select “Delete Comment” to remove it.

9. Print Comments:

  • If you want to include comments when printing, go to the “File” tab, select “Print,” and under the “Print What” section, choose “Comments.”

10. Viewing and Hiding Comments:

  • Toggle the visibility of comments using the “Show Comments” button in the Review tab.
  • You can choose to show or hide comments on the slides.

Important Note:

Make sure that your PowerPoint document is in the “Reading View” or “Slide Show” mode to view and interact with comments. In the “Normal” view, comments may not be visible.

By using comments, you can facilitate collaboration, receive input from team members, and keep track of discussions related to specific slides or content in your PowerPoint presentation.

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