Question: Is there a way to merge multiple versions of the same Word document with track changes into an absolute and final version?
Answer: Tracking changes is your friend! But don’t fret if others revising your document doesn’t use tracking changes. You can use the combine or compare feature in Word (located on the Reviewing tab in the ribbon) to merge edits from other documents to compare with the original, and see the changes as if the others used tracking changes. Click here for more information about this feature.
Question: What is the difference between Editor and Owner permissions in Outlook calendars and mail. It appears they have the same rights?
Answer: No, owners are able to change permission levels, besides being able to create, read, modify, and delete all items and files as an editor can. Microsoft has a good link which explains the Outlook folder permissions.
Question: I would like to blind copy a message, but I don’t have a Bcc button. Is this feature not available in Outlook?
Answer: In an open message, Go to Options > Show Bcc. It should stay on unless you change it.
Question: I have a company that keeps emailing me. I have blocked them but they use a different URL or address each time they send out messages so they get through. The title of the email is always the same. Is there a way for me to “junk it” based on subject?
Answer: There is a lot you can do with Rules. For example, you can right click on the annoying message and select Rules > Create Rule. From here you can list the subject (or part of the subject text) and check Move item to Folder “Deleted Items” or “Junk” or even create a new folder so that you can check that folder anytime. This is a nice way to route mail out of your inbox and then the folder name will be bolded when something new is in that folder. But you need to be diligent about checking those folders for new mail. Keep in mind, however, if you get a legitimate message with the same subject text, it will also be routed to that folder, which is why you may want to check that folder occasionally and not necessarily send to the deleted items folder.
You can create more complex rules based on conditions, exceptions, etc. Get to those options by clicking on Advanced Options. More information about Rules are here.
Spammers are clever, however, and sometimes it is hard to get rid of some of that junk mail because they change their address or subject lines.
Question: I have created a PDF form in Adobe Acrobat but users who have Adobe Reader have not been able to save the completed form. Is there a way they can do that?
Answer: Yes, however the creator of the form must save it with “Reader Extended Features.” In Acrobat 9 this is found on the Advanced menu option. With Acrobat X it is found from File > Save As. With Acrobat X you can select saving form data, commenting, and digitally signing the form, whereas with Acrobat 9 it allows all of these options. Once Reader Enabled, other features such as editing contents or inserting and deleting pages will be restricted, so be sure to save the reader enabled PDF with a different name so that you can modify the form later, if necessary.