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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

You 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 filling 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.)

The To‐Do Bar

Outlook 2007 has a new feature called the To‐Do Bar that pulls together all the things you need to do and displays ...

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