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Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 Plain & Simple by Jim Boyce

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Assigning a Task to Someone Else

If you manage others and use Outlook in your organization for e-mail and collaboration, you’ll probably want to assign tasks to others. Outlook sends the task assignment as an e-mail message and the assignee has the option of accepting or rejecting the task. When you assign a task you define a status update distribution list. The people on that list receive status reports when the assignee makes changes to the task.

Assign a Task

  1. Click the arrow beside New on the Standard toolbar and choose Task Request to open a new task form that includes message address fields.

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