Email Survival Skills: Survival Tips Compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010 & 2013 (2015)
Inline Comments: Signaling Equipment
Sometimes the unthinkable happens when you are in the wilderness; you get disoriented and wonder where you are. You might even get lost, which makes signaling equipment critical to your survival. Signaling equipment includes a mirror that reflects sunlight and works like a beacon pointing right to your location, or a whistle to audibly tell searchers where you are located.
The Outlook email feature that corresponds to signaling equipment is Replies and Forwards, previously called Inline Comments. In my opinion, Inline comments describe the process.
Inline comments are useful when you receive a problematic email that is several paragraphs long, and contains many questions and is written in run-on sentences. To enable inline comments, follow these instructions:
· Go to the File Tab
· Click on Options
· Click on Mail
· Scroll down to Replies and Forwards
· Click the checkbox for “Preface comments with”
· Type your name in the box
· Click ‘Ok’
Open the problematic email and hit reply. Move your cursor to a point in the reply where you can intelligently comment. As soon as you start to type, your name will be inserted with your comments.
Inline Comments sends out a signal that you have an opinion or an answer for the person asking for your expertise and tells them your exact location.