This is driving me nuts. When I print the document, the comments suddenly won't print unless I fiddle with the settings, and yet there doesn't seem to be anything that's actually changed. It's almost like a superstitious ritual that Word needs me to go through. I have the Review settings to "Final Showing Markup," and below that "Show Markup" is set to all items and all reviewers, and below that "Reviewing Pane" is not selected (meaning it displays the comments in balloons at the side). The Balloons setting is set to show only comments and formatting. Track Changes is OFF. When I start to print it, it shows the comments as a highlighted with the comment number next to it, but it won't print the comment balloon/text at the side. However, it does print the space at the right side that would hold the comment; it's just that it's blank except for the usual greyed-out shading. The ritual I go through that somehow resets it is: - I print on paper and see that it's not printing the comments. - I try printing to a file (using a PDF-printing utility), which usually doesn't work the first time. - Then I try unsetting and resetting the Review settings (mentioned above). - I try printing to file again and it usually prints okay then. - I try printing to paper and see that it still doesn't work. - Then I try printing just one page on which there's a comment, and often that works, although sometimes I have to go back and fiddle with the previous attempts again. - Once I have it printing to paper okay for the one page, I print the whole document and it's usually okay. None of this seems to work the same way twice, but there's something to this sequence that finally somehow works. The settings that are in effect when it finally prints correctly are no different than when I try to print the first time when it doesn't work. The weird thing is that I never saw this happen until one day I wanted to print the document without the comments and I changed the top Review setting to "Final." Since then, even though that setting has been at "Final Showing Markup" I've had the problem. This is driving me mad. If someone could please help me figure this out, I would really appreciate it. It's creating so much more time to print out documents when I have to fiddle with it like this, and I usually print these kinds of commented documents only just before a meeting, which is maddening with the time crunch it creates! Thanks very much in advance for help with this. Jo.