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Working with Tasks
Working with Tasks
Tasks are a great feature of
Outlook, but are also vastly underused. Tasks
can help you meet deadlines or alert you
when something needs your attention. Let’s
explore the ways you can use tasks in Outlook:
it. A to-do is any Outlook e-mail message, task, or
contact flagged for follow-up. By default, Outlook
flags all tasks for follow-up, so, all tasks are also
todo items.
Click the Tasks option as seen in Figure 23-1. A list
of tasks appears as seen in Figure 23-1. Notice that
Outlook displays past-due tasks in red.
Add tasks
Create recurring tasks
Set a task’s priorities
My Tasks To-Do List Tasks
Click here to add
a new task
Attach documentation to a task
Set a task’s progress
Assign tasks to others
Delete tasks
Adding Tasks
Tasks are items that you need to track until
Outlook provides two methods to enter tasks. One
way, the short way, is where you just briefly
mention the task. The other method allows you to
elaborate in much greater detail about the task. Let’s
begin with the short way.
Figure 23-1
My tasks list.
Click the top line in the tasks list, where it says “Click
here to add a new Task.” Type brief information
about your task such as Pick up dog food or Call
Harry about Burke meeting. Press Enter and you’ve
just created a new task. And you did it quickly.
From the Navigation Pane, click Tasks. You see the
My Tasks section at the top of the Navigation Pane.
Tasks are divided into two sections: To-Do List and
Tasks. Outlook distinguishes between tasks and
todo’s. A task is an item you create in the Outlook’s
Tasks folder to track an activity until you complete
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