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Add voice comments to your Word 2007 documents

Adding voice comments to your Word 2007 document may be challenging at first, because to get started you have to add the Insert Voice button to the Quick Access toolbar first. Mary Ann Richardson shows how to get set up to add your voice to your words.

If you want to add a voice comment to a document in Word 2002 and 2003, you simply click the drop-down arrow of the New Comment button on the Reviewing toolbar and select Voice comment. This opens the Sound Object dialog box for you to record your comment.

With that experience in mind, if you want to add a voice comment in Word 2007, your first thought might be to look for the Voice Comment button in the Review ribbon. However, the Review ribbon has no such tool. Don't worry! You can still add voice comments in Word 2007, but you will need to add the Insert Voice button to the Quick Access toolbar first. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Office Button.
  2. Click the Word Options button.
  3. Click Customize.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow of the Choose Commands From box and select Commands Not In Ribbon.
  5. Scroll to and select Insert Voice.
  6. Click the Add button, and then click OK.

Now the Insert Voice button will be available for you to add voice comments to any Word 2007 document.

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