Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Reminders for Being Alerted to Activities and Tasks
Handling reminder messages
Select a reminder in the Reminder message box and do the following to
handle a reminder:
✦ Dismiss it: Click the Dismiss button to shelve the reminder notice. If
more than one notice appears in the Reminder message box and you
want to erase them all, click the Dismiss All button.
✦ Be reminded later: Click the Snooze button. At the bottom of the dialog
box, the Click Snooze to Be Reminded Again In text box tells you when
the next reminder message will arrive. To change this setting, open the
drop-down list and choose a different time period.
✦ Open the item: Double-click the reminder to examine the appointment,
task, e-mail message, or contact to which the reminder pertains.
✦ Procrastinate: Click the Close button (the X) in the Reminder message
box to make it disappear. To open the message box later, go to the View
tab and click the Reminders Window button.
Reminders work only for items that are stored in these folders: Tasks,
Calendar, Inbox, and Contacts. Store an item in another folder or a subfolder
of one of the folders I just named, and you won’t see the Reminder message
box when the reminder is due. To make sure you get reminded, store items
in these folders: Tasks, Calendar, Inbox, or Contacts.
Scheduling a reminder message
Follow these instructions to schedule a reminder message:
✦ Calendar appointment or event: In the Appointment window, open the
Reminder drop-down list and choose how many minutes, hours, or weeks
in advance of the appointment or event to make the reminder appear.