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How to make a copy of a G Suite Doc and keep comments


The other day I got a question from a G Suite users, regarding how to keep the comments when making a copy of the G Suite Doc. It went a step further, the user wanted to just keep some comments.

If you use the function in G Suite docs, File -> Make a copy you will loose the comments in the copy that has been created. To work a round this, you can do the following.

  1. File – Download As – select the MS Word format
  2. Download the document as a word document.
  3. Save the document with the desired name for the copy
  4. Upload the copy to G Suite drive
  5. Turn the document into a G Suite doc

Now you can edit the document, keep the comments you like.

If you like the features that comments should be automatically copied in G Suite Doc, then you can contribute by providing feedback and suggest new features, this is how you do it:

How to Submit Feedback or Feature Suggestions for Google Docs

  1. Open a Google Docs document
  2. Go to Help > Docs help
  3. Click on Send feedback (in the bottom right)
  4. Type in your feedback suggestions
  5. Press the blue Send button

Hopefully in the near future the automatic copy of documents with comments in G Suite will be available, cross our fingers.

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