The following procedure will make the marks remain in the database and not be permanently removed for a set number of hours. The hours can be set as required. After that time, the document is permanently deleted from the database. Open the database; choose File - Database - Properties; click the Advanced tab (last tab from left). Note: For a new database: Choose File - Database - New; click the Advanced button. Select "Allow soft deletions." Specify a time, in hours, for undeletion to be available in the Undelete Expire Time field; click check mark to save. For example, enter 2 if you want to allow a 2 hour retrieval period for documents you have deleted before they are permanently deleted. Choose Create - View; select "Shared, contains deleted documents" from the "View Type" box. Name the view. Note: Deleted documents can be seen in this view until the timer you customized deletes them permanently. You need Author access to a database to delete documents you have created, and Editor or greater access to delete documents others have created.
This was first published in May 2001