Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To assign a task, create the task as described earlier in this chapter. You can also open an existing
task and, as long as you are the owner of the task, assign it to someone else. Here’s how:
Click the Assign Task button on the ribbon. Outlook displays the form shown in Figure
15.7. This is actually just the regular task form with a few extra elements.
In the To field, enter the email address of the person you are assigning the task. You can
also click the To button and select from your contacts.
Enter additional information about the task, such as subject and due date, if it has not
already been entered.
Check or uncheck the two available options (explained next).
Click the Send button.
Assigning a task to someone.
There are two options available when you assign a task to someone. They are
n Keep an Updated Copy of This Task on My Task List: If this option is selected, you will
receive automatic updates when the person whom you assign the task to updates its status.
n Send Me a Status Report When This Task Is Complete: If this option is selected, you
will receive an automatic notification when the person whom you assign the task to
marks it as completed.