Outlook - Creating a task

Outlook gives you the opportunity to merge multiple lists into one, create reminders and track task progress. Tasks are closely related to the calendar feature of Outlook

Creating a task

There are many ways to create a task in Outlook.

Using the New Items button

  • Go to the Home Tab > New section> click New Items > Task or press (alternatively you can use Ctrl + Shift + K).

  • In the Subject field, type a name for the task. You can add more details in the body field.

  • Go to the Tasks tab > Action > Click Save & Close.

From the taskbar

  • The taskbar is displayed by default in all views of Outlook. To create a task, do one of the following:
  • Enter the task name in the empty field and press Enter.

  • Double click on the new entry to edit it:

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