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I have a Google Docs document when there were a lot of comments. These comments have been resolved, however, I still need to see them in context.

You could re-open them, but I don't really want to do that, since it would incorrectly notify many people.

So how would you show resolved comments in context without re-opening them in Google Docs document?

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  • Please read the tags before posting your question. – DavidPostill Mar 9 '17 at 11:11
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  • I've already voted to do so. It might be faster for you to flag your question "in need of moderator intervention" and ask a mod to move it (be specific about where you want it moved to). – DavidPostill Mar 9 '17 at 12:56
  • @DavidPostill I did at the same time ;) , thanks for your patience. – jave.web Mar 9 '17 at 12:57
  • Did you find any solution to view Resolved comments ? I wonder how google's design team missed this pretty useful feature. – vikramvi May 11 at 1:54
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Click on "Comments" at the top right corner (marked in the image below). The resolved ones are listed there. Source: Link

To see the original context of a comment, click on that comment. This will only work if the original context still exists (wasn't deleted). If the original context was deleted, you can make a copy of an earlier version of the document, and view the comments there.

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    That does not show them in the original context. – jave.web Oct 17 '18 at 19:59
  • @jave.web it does show the original context if you click on the comment. If the original context was deleted, you can restore it. See edited answer above. – root Oct 18 '18 at 6:58
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    The purpose is to globally show all the comments next to their contexts INSIDE THE DOCUMENT (as seen before they are marked as resolved). – jave.web Oct 20 '18 at 1:18
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    It's now called "Open Comment History" and is a speech bubble icon on top right – MicroMachine Apr 16 at 0:11
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To complete Root's answer:

⚠ be aware that the last resolved comment won't be on the top of the list of this panel: comments seem to be sorted by date/hour of creation.

It would be nice to have an option to sort them by "last resolved/edited": if you think so, send this kind of feedback to google (in the menu help/report a problem. You can just copy past it). (Of course, google won't care, but you'd have tried)

in the comment history panel: add an option "last edited/resolved"

It's currently really difficult (if not impossible) to undo a comment we just resolved since the comment aren't sorted by last edited/resolved but by date of creation. So you need to know when the comment was created (which isn't really possible) and then find a way to retrieve it by reading and scrolling hundred of items, in this list that takes forever to load every few items.

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