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    Printing Comments in Balloons (Word 2002)

    I have three issues regarding printing the attached document with Word 2002 comments showing in the "balloons" :
    1. I cannot print comments from a single reviewer, only from All Reviewers (contrary to the Word Help article).
    2. I need to print comments on the outside page margin for a document to be bound. Record Macro doesn't switch the margin from left to right.
    3. I would like to have the User Initials displayed in the comment.
    I would appreciate any help (first time post). Thank you.
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    Re: Printing Comments in Balloons (Word 2002)

    On #1, this seems to be a bug: preview is correct when you select only one reviewer, but the actual print does not work as advertised (all comments print). Not sure if MS has a fix for this online.

    On #2, you might have to print the odd numbered pages first, then switch the side and then print the even numbered pages. You can select these in the Print dialog, in the bottom left dropdown control. Maybe you could record this four-step procedure as a macro, but I didn't try it.

    On #3, other than actually adding it to the comment, I don't think this is possible. A macro that doesn't check whether it has run before could be as simple as:

    <pre>Sub AddInitialsToEndOfComments()
    Dim comm As Comment
    For Each comm In ActiveDocument.Comments
    comm.Range.InsertAfter " [" & comm.Initial & "]"
    Next
    End Sub</pre>

    Hope this helps ease the pain. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Printing Comments in Balloons (Word 2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 29-Jul-03 11:57. Added and around the link to make it clickable.)</P>Thanks for your suggestions. Today I found the following article. Does it suggest any programming strategies to you?

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....ustomCollab.asp

    Thanks.

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    Re: Printing Comments in Balloons (Word 2002)

    To be honest, I've not been won over by balloons yet, so no, I think I'll leave enough alone! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Okay, I spent about half an hour playing with this, and the Reviewers collection is a nightmare, inasmuch as you cannot determine from the collection the names of the reviewers! I tried using the methods shown in the code starting with Sub*DisplayCommentsAndRevisions to see if that is any more effective for problem #1 than the menu method, and it was not. Either Word really was not meant to print selectively, or there is a serious bug in this feature. Sorry I don't have better news.

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    Re: Printing Comments in Balloons (Word 2002)

    Thanks so much!

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