Microsoft begins testing modern comment experience in Word

Microsoft’s modern review experience in Windows Microsoft Word helps users focus on their content without missing active comments from teammates about specific parts of the document they’re working with,media reported. Now, Windows Insider project participants can experience this modern review experience through a dedicated comment pane that runs Beta Channel v.2006 (Build 13006.20002) or later.

Microsoft begins testing modern comment experience in Word

It is understood that the new comment experience will allow Microsoft Word users to choose across multiple views. By default, it provides a “central view” of the comment next to the page that the user will be processing. Users should be able to switch views by clicking the “Comments” button in the upper right corner of the Word window. Once these comments have been processed, they will be immediately transferred to the comments pane, where users can find them later according to their needs.

Microsoft begins testing modern comment experience in Word

It’s worth noting that a user’s comments will only be seen after they have finished editing and clicking the publish button. This new feature allows users to use @mentions to introduce other team members into the conversation, and also automatically sends updates from the comment thread to the user mentioned.

Microsoft begins testing modern comment experience in Word

The new experience is understood to be part of Microsoft’s efforts to integrate existing review capabilities across all Word platforms and other Office applications. By introducing modern features such as @mention notifications, it should provide a much-needed foundation for a much-needed rich Word collaboration experience for remote teams.