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Commenting on multiple selections in Google Docs

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How can one add one comment to two or more selections in Google Docs?

It is clearly technically possible, since when you copy a section with a comment, any pasted text will link to the same comment, forming non-continuous comment selections.

Two lines, both with the same comment

However, other than the above method, I don't know of any way to select more than one region for a comment.

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The first step is knowing how to select non-adjacent text.

  1. Apply a unique style to the text in interest that appears nowhere else in the doc (e.g., bold, underline, and italicize it).
  2. Right-click on a single word in the text with the special style applied and under the Format options sub-menu, choose Select all matching text.

Now that you have these non-adjacent sections selected, you can add a comment (or any formatting for that matter).

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