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Chapter 9: Task Mastery: Discovering All the Bells and Whistles
Chapter 9
Task Mastery: Discovering All
the Bells and Whistles
In This Chapter
Entering a new task
Changing, copying, and deleting tasks
Creating recurring and regenerating tasks
Completing tasks — what a concept!
Using views to control your tasks
Y ou can store and manage more information about your daily tasks
in Outlook than you may have wanted to know, but you’ll certainly
find that Outlook makes it easy to remember and monitor your daily work.
Organizing your tasks doesn’t have to be a task in itself.
Some people say that work expands to fill the available time — and chances
are that your boss is one of those people. (Who else would keep expanding
your work to fill your available time?) One way of saving time is to keep a
list of the tasks that fill your time. That way, you can avoid getting too many
more tasks to do.
I used to scrawl a to-do list on paper and hope I’d find the list in time to do
everything I had written down. Now Outlook pops up and reminds me of the
things I’m trying to forget to do just before I forget to do them. It also keeps
track of when I’m supposed to have done my daily tasks and when I actually
did them. That way, I can use all the work I was supposed to do yesterday as
an excuse not to do the drudgery I’m supposed to do today. Sort of. (Outlook
still won’t do the stuff for me — it just tells me how far I’m falling behind. Be
forewarned.)
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