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How to: Programmatically Add Comments to Text in Documents

The Comments property of the Document class adds a comment to a range of text in a Microsoft Office Word document.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Word 2013 and Word 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

The following example adds a comment to the first paragraph in the document.

To add a new comment to text in a document-level customization

  • Call the Add method of the Comments property and supply a range and the comment text. To use the following code example, run it from the ThisDocument class in your project.

    object text = "Add a comment to the first paragraph.";
    this.Comments.Add(this.Paragraphs[1].Range, ref text);
    

To add a new comment to text in an application-level add-in

  • Call the Add method of the Comments property and supply a range and the comment text.

    The following code example adds a comment to the active document. To use this example, run it from the ThisAddIn class in your project.

    object text = "Add a comment to the first paragraph.";
    this.Application.ActiveDocument.Comments.Add(
        this.Application.ActiveDocument.Paragraphs[1].Range, ref text);
    

To change the user initials that Word adds to comments, use the UserInitials property.

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