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If the ﬁle looks good, the ﬁnal step is to upload the Web page to a Web server so
others may see it. Of course, this step requires you to have a Web site. The easiest
way to secure one is through Apple’s free HomePage service (visit www.apple.com
/itools for instructions). You can also contact your Internet service provider to ﬁnd
out how much Web space your account grants you and what steps are required to
post new Web pages there.
Entourage’s Tasks feature lets you make a To Do list, all the while helping you along
with gentle reminders, if you so desire. And, like just about every other item in En-
tourage, Tasks can be linked to email messages, calendar events, and even to other
The Tasks Module
You can put Entourage into Task mode either by clicking the Tasks icon at the upper
left, choosing View→Go To –> Tasks, or pressing c-5. You get a simple list of tasks,
complete with due dates and categories (see Figure 9-16).
There are ﬁve columns to the left of the tasks’ names:
• Links (indicated by a tiny chain-link icon) shows if the task is linked to any other
item, such as a message or a calendar event (see page 426).
• Status (indicated by a tiny checkmark icon) shows a checkbox, which you can
turn on when the task is complete (or sooner, if you just need a bright spot in
•Priority (indicated by a tiny exclamation point) is the same as the priority col-
umn found in Mail—Highest, High, Normal, Low, and Lowest. It helps you pri-
oritize what you really should be working on.
• Recurring (indicated by a double arrow) shows, at a glance, whether the task is a
one-time deal or something you must contend with on a continuing basis.
• Reminder (indicated by a tiny alarm clock) shows a similar alarm-clock icon if
you’ve set a reminder for a particular task—in other words, it’s a reminder of
• You specify the Task name, Due Date, and Categories when you type in your to-
do list, described next.
Note: If you’ve used the Flag for Follow Up feature (in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Entourage’s Mail) to
remind you to return to a document or message, those follow-ups appear as items in Entourage’s Task list.
You can edit and manage them as you would any other task.