Do you spend hours replying to emails, and end up finding it to be faster and clearer to type your responses within the body of the original message, changing the colour of the text so it’s easy to see where you replied?
If you said yes… Stop what you’re doing! There is a much easier way. Check it out and set it up in less than two minutes!
Add inline comments with identifying text to message replies
Inline comments are the most time (and energy!) efficient way to reply to those lengthy emails.
With inline comments, your responses appear where you position the pointer before you type and are preceded by your name. You can even customise the text that identifies your comments in the original message.
How to turn-on inline comments and create identifying text
- Click the File
- Click Options.
- Click Mail.
- Select the Preface comments with check box, and then type the text that you want to use to identify your comments (this is usually your name). This text appears in brackets when you reply to a message using inline comments.
Add inline comments to a message
1. Open a message that you have received, and click Reply.
2. Click the body of the original message, then start to type your comments.
Add or change the colour of your comments
It’s that simple to save time replying to emails!