Balloon comments in word documents

Discussion in 'Word Programming' started by Walter Briscoe, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. I use Microsoft Word 2003 (11.8328.8333) SP3 and VBA derived from
    Microsoft Visual Basic 6.5.
    I want to insert many comments in a document.
    Because I want to do this many times, I want to bind the operation to a
    single key (I was thinking of Ctrl+.)

    Before I got that far, I have problems with comment format.
    I open a balloon with Insert/Comment (Alt+I+m).
    The text is unreasonably small. I searched help for "comments font" and
    was pointed at "Change the way tracked changes and comments look".
    I expanded "Change the size or appearance of balloon text" , but the
    text on how to display the balloon text style was absent. I googled and
    found "In the Show box, click Custom.
    In the Format Settings dialog box, under Styles to be visible,
    select the Balloon Text check box, and then click OK.
    " Once that is done I could alter the font used.

    When I do Alt+I+m, the first character I type is stripped by Word. I do
    not know why, but infer it is a style issue. It also capitalises the
    first word of the comment as if it starts a sentence.

    When I record a macro to encapsulate Alt+I+m, the generated code is
    Selection.Comments.Add Range:=Selection.Range.
    When I run that code, the reviewing pane is opened and the balloon is
    preset to a field format which is something like { PAGE \# "'Page:'#'}
    I would value an explanation and instructions on how I can persuade Word
    to be less "helpful" - i.e. I want a macro which opens a balloon and
    does no more.

    This is cross-posted as I have both general and programming issues with
    balloon text.
    --
    Walter Briscoe
     
    Walter Briscoe, Aug 10, 2011
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