Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You learn more about these actions later in the chapter when I show you how to create a new task.
Outlook provides you with several other ways to view your tasks. You can switch to a different
view by selecting the desired view in the navigation pane. The views are:
n Simple List: A list of all tasks including completed ones (same as clicking Tasks as
described earlier).
n Detailed List: Similar to Simple List but with more details about each task.
n Active Tasks: Tasks not marked as completed.
n Next Seven Days: Tasks due within the next seven days.
n Overdue Tasks: Tasks whose due date has passed but are not marked as completed.
n By Category: All tasks organized by assigned category.
n Assignment: Tasks organized by the person they are assigned to.
n By Person Responsible: Tasks organized by owner (the person who created the task).
n Completed Tasks: Tasks that have been marked as completed.
n Task Timeline: Displays tasks arranged on a timeline according to due date.
n Outlook Data Files: Displays tasks organized by the Outlook data file they are in. This is
relevant only if you have more than one Personal Folders file.
n To-Do List: Displays active tasks in a simplified, easy-to-use format. See the section
“To-Do List View,” later in this Chapter, for more details.
Task Timeline View
Task Timeline view arranges tasks on a timeline according to their due date, as shown in Figure 15.3.
This visual representation can be useful for finding time periods when a lot of tasks are due, or for
locating relatively free periods on your schedule.
What About Start Dates?
A task can have a start date assigned to it as well as a due date. A start date can be useful when
there is a reason that you cannot start a task before that date. When displayed in Timeline view,
a task with a start date is displayed at the start date with a line extending to the due date.
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