Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Here’s how you create a recurring task:
1. Choose Insert
Recurring Task.
The Recurring Task Information dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 4-8.
Figure 4-8:
When you
enter this
of a task
2. In the Task Name box, type a name for the task.
3. In the Duration box, click the spinner arrows to set a duration, or type
a duration, such as 10d for 10 days.
You can read about the abbreviations you can use for units of duration —
such as d for days — in the earlier section, “Setting task duration.”
4. Select a recurrence pattern by selecting the Daily, Weekly, Monthly,
or Yearly option.
What you select here provides different options for the rest of the
recurrence pattern.
5. Depending on the selections offered to you, make choices for the rest
of the pattern.
For example, if you select the Weekly option, you must choose a Recur
Every x Week(s) On setting, and then choose a day such as Friday. Or, if
you select Monthly, you must specify which day of every month the task
will recur.
6. In the Range of Recurrence area, type a date in the Start box. Then
select and fill in either the End After or End By option.
For example, you might start on January 1 and end after 12 occurrences
to create a task that occurs every month for a year.
7. Click OK to save the recurring task.
If your settings cause a task to fall on a nonworking day (for example, if you
choose to meet on the eighth day of every month and the eighth day is a
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