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    comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    Just learned to use comments in a document that produces a (xxx1), highlights the text in yellow and shows a "sticky" note when mouse moves over text. I also found that I can print the comments as a separate page. Now my question=== can you chane the color of the (xxx1) so that they stand out on the printed page?

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    I haven't actually tried to do this because I'm not connected to a colour printer. But here's what I think you do:
    1. Turn on the Reviewing toolbar.
    2. Click the highlighter pen and choose the colour you want.
    3. Drag it over the comments.
    I think the colour stays yellow on the screen, but if you go to Print Preview it should show up as the new colour. (i.e. the way it will print)

    Overall though, I think it's easier to use comments along with Track Changes.

    Good luck,
    Cam <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    As far as I know, "no". And you can't change the "highlight" color because it's not actual highlight.

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    My question is not changing the highlight color but the symbol [xxx1] to another color instead of black. I would like the [xxx1] to stand out more in the report so my tired eyes can locate it easier

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    Try changing the "Comment Reference" style to have the font colour you want.

    StuartR

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    And in Word 2000 where would I find "comment reference style? Thanks to your post I feel I am closer to relieving tired eye!!

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    Thank you Phil. It helped tremendously. Wood's lounge saves the day again. I have never wandered in that area.

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    Re: comment, note, annotation (Word 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 08-Oct-02 18:29. Edited to add: If you use the last option, Automatically update document styles, be sure to turn it OFF after using it. Checking that option will copy styles from the attached template when you tick the box. You can then uncheck the option & save the document.)</P>1. Go to Format/Style & make sure that the List box, says "All styles".
    2. Then, in the Styles box, scroll to "Comment Reference" style & select it.
    3. Choose Modify, then Format, then Font.
    4. Change the color from automatic to a color of your choice.
    5. Make sure you check "Add to template" if you want this to occur in all your new documents (probably based on normal).
    6. OK your way out of the dialog boxes.

    Note: On existing documents, you will either have to copy the comment reference style from normal.dot to each document (easiest is to use the Organizer) OR check the box under Tools/Templates & add-ins.../Automatically update document styles.

    Hope this helps.

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