Comments posted in a Word document appear on the right, by default, in a region called the Markup Area. But you can have it your way: move those comment balloons to the left, if you want!
On a Mac, open the Track Changes options from Word’s Preferences. At the bottom, in the Balloons area, click the drop-down list of Margins and select your preference.
In a Windows environment, on the Review ribbon, click the little triangle in the corner of the Track Changes area to open the settings. At the bottom in the Balloons area, select your preference for Margins then click OK.
These Settings are User Specific
Like the colour and underline settings for tracked changes, these preferences are set for for each computer separately. Open the file on another computer and the display will reflect preferences set on that other computer.
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