Chapter 5

Tasks, Reminders, and Notes


check Creating, handling, and managing tasks

check Being reminded when deadlines and activities are forthcoming

check Jotting down digital notes

This short chapter describes some Outlook goodies that were neglected in the other chapters of this minibook. It explains how the Tasks window can help you meet your deadlines and how to be alerted when an activity is looming, a task deadline is arriving, an email message needs a reply, or someone in your Contacts folder needs love and attention. Finally, it explains Outlook’s digital stick ’em notes.

Tasks: Seeing What Needs to Get Done

As shown in Figure 5-1, use the Tasks window to see what needs to be done, when it’s due, and whether it’s overdue. On this list, due dates clearly show how smartly the whip is being cracked and how close you are to meeting or missing deadlines. A gray line appears across tasks that are done. Tasks that are overdue appear in red. Read on if you want to find out how to enter a task, attach a file to a task, and manage tasks in the Tasks window.


FIGURE 5-1: The Tasks ...

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