Quick tech tip: Change the default color of comment boxes in MS Word 2010.
In any MS Word document, select the “Review” tab, click on “Track Changes” then select “Change Tracking Options.
Next to “Comments” click the dropdown menu and select the color you’d like.
Any document you open now will use that comment color.
Bonus tip: Use the keyboard shortcut to insert comments more quickly. Highlight the text you want to comment on, then press CTRL-ALT-M. After a little practice, the key combination will feel natural to you.