Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
None of the options are required, but they can be helpful when sorting, filtering, and
prioritizing your tasks.
To track tasks to completion, you can update the Status and % Complete settings in the
Tip You can attach files to tasks, and you can include text, tables, charts, illustrations,
hyperlinks, and other content in the task window content pane.
You can remove a task from your active task list by marking it as complete, or by deleting
it. You can remove a lagged item from the active task list by removing the follow-up lag.
After you mark an instance of a recurring task as complete, Outlook generates a new
instance of the task at whatever interval you specified when creating the task.
Removing the lag from a lagged item such as a message or contact record retains the
item in its original location but removes it from your task list entirely.
To create a recurring task ➤
1. On the Task tab of the task window, in the Recurrence group, click the Recurrence
2. In the Task Recurrence dialog box, select the Recurrence pattern and Range of
recurrence options you want, and then click OK .
To assign a task to a category ➤
➜ In your To-Do List or Tasks peek, right-click the category icon to the right of the
task subject in the task list, click Categorize , and then click the category you want.
➜ Click the task in your Tasks List to select it. On the Home tab, in the Tags group,
click the Categorize button, and then click the category you want.
➜ On the Task tab of the task window, in the Tags group, click the Categorize button,
and then click the category you want.