This tutorial will be useful for you if you want to merge or combine comments from multiple Microsoft Word documents. It is possible to use the Combine functionality in Microsoft Word to join all comments and create a new document. This article will guide you through the steps so that you can consolidate all the comments into one.
Let’s assume that you have a document to edit, and you have made several changes in the document. In the meantime, you have written some comments and replied to some comments as well. You want to combine the new comments with the existing ones and show them in a new or revised document. If it is required to merge the whole document with another one, you can follow our previous guide.
Merge comments from multiple documents in Word
To merge commends from multiple documents in Word, follow these steps-
- Open the revised document in Word.
- Switch to the Review tab.
- Click on Compare and select the Combine option.
- Click on the folder icon to choose the Original document and Revised document.
- Click on the More button.
- Uncheck all boxes except Comments.
- Choose the destination from under Show changes in heading.
- Click OK.
- Press Ctrl+S to save the document.
Open the revised document in Microsoft Word and switch from the Home tab to the Review tab. In the Compare section, you will see a button called Compare. Click on it and select the Combine option.
Now, click the folder icon visible next to the boxes to select the Original document and Revised document.
After that, click on the More button to explore other options.Here you will see the Comparison settings. As you are going to merge comments only, uncheck all the boxes except Comments.
Then, select the document where you want to show the changes. It is possible to show them in a new document, the original document, or the revised document. Choose an option from under the Show changes in heading.
At last, click the OK button to start reviewing all the changes. If done, press Ctrl+S to save the document. If you have created a new document, it is required to select a location and give it a name.
That’s all! Hope it helps.