Comment IDs in 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    In Word 2010 comments in the review pane showed as the user initials followed by a comment ID: JL[Cmnt5] (or something like that).

    In 2013 it simply shows my logged in name with no ID - makes collaboration tough, and I can't find a setting for this.

    Does anyone know if it can be reverted to the 2010 style showing the comment ID?


    Jack D. Leach (Access MVP)
    UtterAccess Wiki: (Articles, Functions, Classes, VB7 API Declarations and more)

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:37 AM


  • Hi Jack

    You need to ask this question in the "Communities" forums where end-user questions are handled. The MSDN forums deal with programming the Office applications, not configuring them:

    But you might want to scroll down to near the end of this blog article, where it does describe the steps required to see the "old-fashioned" initials + ID values. But this is outside the review pane.

    You can change your personal setting to use static "User Name and initials" rather than the logged in information to mark Mark-up: File/Options/General, activate the checkbox under the User Initials.

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    • Marked as answer by Jack D Leach Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:46 AM
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:45 AM