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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2003 by Robert Cordingley, Charlie Russel

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Assigning Tasks to Others

If you manage others, delegating tasks is a helpful feature. You can assign a task to others and receive status updates from them on your task list.

Assigning a Task to Someone Else

The term assigning a task isn't completely accurate. You cannot assign someone a task and force him to accept it. You can only send someone a task request and either hope or strongly suggest that he accept the assignment. There are two methods for assigning a task to another individual: assigning an existing task or creating a new task request.

To assign an existing task to another person, open the task and click the Assign Task button on the toolbar or select Actions, Assign Task. This turns your existing task into a task request, as shown ...

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