How do you change the default font of comments (whether inline or bubble) in Microsoft Word 2007?

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Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to bring up the Styles window. Click Manage Styles (third button at the very bottom of the window).

Edit the font settings for the entries below (for easy browsing, sort them alphabetically). For each, make sure that New documents based on this template is selected (near the bottom of the window).

  • Comment Reference
  • Comment Subject
  • Comment Text
  • Balloon Text (this will let you change the font of the comment label)
  • That's odd. I'm pressing CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S, and nothing happens. Aug 22, 2016 at 15:10
  • If the shortcut doesn't work, you can, in the Home ribbon tab, click the pop-out button in the lower right corner of the Styles section (or in Word 2019 search for "styles" in the Tell me what to do search box)
    – binaryfunt
    Apr 17, 2019 at 11:07

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