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Track task s
Create tasks.
Update tasks.
Remove tasks and lagged items from task lists.
Manage task assignments.
Display different views of tasks.
Many people keep one or more task lists going at all times, listing things to do, things to
buy, people to call, and other tasks. You might cross off tasks as you complete them,
transfer unfinished tasks to other lists, create multiple lists for multiple purposes, or follow a
specialized system designed by an efficiency expert. You probably write these task lists on
pieces of paper, even though you’ve undoubtedly experienced the pitfalls of that age-old
system. Paper crumples and tears, and paper lists have a special knack for getting lost. If
you have a smartphone, you might use one of the many built-in note-taking apps to keep
the list in electronic format on your phone, but then you also have to keep it up to date.
If you use Microsoft Outlook 2013 on a daily basis, you might find it far easier to use the
built-in task-tracking functionality. You can add tasks, lag messages for follow-up, assign
due dates, receive reminders, and mark tasks as complete when you finish them. You can
even assign tasks to other people, and if those people use Outlook, you can view their
progress on assigned tasks as they track progress milestones.
You can view the task list associated with your default email account in several locations
within Outlook, including the Tasks module, the Tasks peek, the Daily Task List that appears
in selected calendar views, and the Outlook Today page. You can create and view additional
task lists as well. For example, you might want to keep a business-related task list and a
personal task list, or an individual task list and a shared task list.
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