Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 5: Tasks, Reminders, and Notes
Figure 5-1:
The Tasks
shows what
has been
done and
what needs
The best way to examine tasks is to display the Reading pane. This way, you
can select a task and read notes you’ve made about it, as shown in Figure 5-1.
To display the Reading pane, go to the View tab, click the Reading Pane
button, and choose Right or Bottom on the drop-down list.
Entering a task in the Tasks window
Outlook offers two ways to enter a task in the Tasks window:
The fast way: Click at the top of the window where it says “Click here to
add a new Task,” type a few words to describe the task, press the Tab
key to enter the start date and due date. To enter the date, type it or
open the drop-down calendar and choose a date there.
The slow but thorough way: On the Home tab, click the New Task button
(or press Ctrl+N). You see the Task window, as shown in Figure 5-2. In this
window are places for describing the task, entering start and due dates,
describing the task’s status, prioritizing the task, and jotting down notes
about it. Click the Save & Close button when you finish describing the
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