simple Question, I find it easier to do a //FIXME //TODO in a document than Click Review -> New Comment -> Type the comment then go back to the document. Is there a way I can do this without clicking anything ?

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Word: File → Options → Customize Ribbon → press "Customize..." button next to "Keyboard shortcuts".

Here you can add keyboard shortcut for pretty much anything. In my case (Slovenian version) there was already a shortcut for adding a comment (Ctrl+Alt+A). In English version of Word 2007 the shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+M.

This is for Word 2007, in older versions it's similar, although you will have to find the option under a different group (Insert if I remember correctly).

To get back to the document when you finish writing the comment just press ESC.

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    CTRL+ALT+M works for Microsoft Word 2010 as well.
    – mwalter
    May 8, 2014 at 12:21

In Word 2007, Alt+R -> C will add a comment. Haven't found a way to avoid a click to get back to the original document.

  • I agree, I tried Ctrl + sh + tab, ctrl + everything. it'll be nice if there were features like //comment or //reword or //hide_from_all_but_me
    – dassouki
    Sep 16, 2009 at 13:21
  • You can get back from the comment to the original document with "ESC".
    – user369743
    Sep 18, 2014 at 10:24

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