Print a Google Doc with Comments

This may be a trick other people have known and used for awhile but I just learned it so I am sharing here.

I am working on the outline for the literature review for my dissertation. Outline only but I used the comments feature to document my thoughts regarding the various elements of the outline and how I plan to tie them together. That way my instructor can help advise me in my thinking.

I wanted to print out the Google Doc along with the comments. Turns out, here is how to do just that.

First, on the Google Doc, use the File menu to select Download As and then Web Page. An HTML file will be downloaded to your computer. Open that HTML file in a web browser and you will see the text of the Google Document with footnotes for each of the comments.

File - Download As - Web Page

4 Responses to Print a Google Doc with Comments

  1. Thanks for the great info.
    This result produces endnotes (i.e., info listed in order at the end of the document) rather than footnotes (info would appear at the bottom of each page).

  2. An alternative way to solve this problem is to download as a Word document, then print from Word. The comments will show up to the right of the text, depending on the “review settings” of the Word document

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