Add and reply to comments in iWork

You can use threaded comments to communicate with other participants about changes in your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote file.

When creating or reviewing a document, you can add comments to communicate about your project with others without leaving Pages, Numbers, or Keynote. Each person’s comment appears in a unique color and includes their author name.

You can quickly add a comment by selecting the text, cell, object, or slide that you want to comment on, then:

  • On your Mac, click the Comment button  and enter your comment. Click Done.
  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Comment in the menu that appears. You might need to tap  to see Comment. Enter your comment and tap Done. If you're commenting on a cell in Numbers, tap  Cell action menu, then tap the Add Comment button .
    Later, tap  Cell action menu, then tap Show Comment to view the comment.

In the latest versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, anyone can reply to your comments. If you’re collaborating with others, comments and replies appear in real time, so you don’t have to leave your document. 

To reply to a comment, view the comment then click or tap Reply.

To edit your comment, open the comment and click or tap where you want to edit. Click or tap Done to save your changes. If there are replies to your comment, click the timestamp or tap the More button , then click or tap Edit Comment. You can edit only your own comments and replies.

To delete your comment, view the comment, then click or tap Delete. To delete a reply, click the timestamp or tap the More button , then click or tap Delete Reply. Unless you're the document owner, you can delete only your own comments and replies.


View comments

If you can’t see your comments, make sure you have them set to show in your application: 

  • On your Mac, click the View menu , then click Show Comments or Hide Comments. To view the comments pane, click the View menu , then click Show Comments Pane.
  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap the More button , tap Settings, then turn on Comments.

To go to the next or previous comment in your document, tap the arrows in the comment.

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