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How to create a task in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2024-07-18

In our fast-paced world, staying organized is key, and many of us manage our to-do lists using a mix of paper and electronic methods. Microsoft Outlook offers a comprehensive solution by providing a central location to consolidate all your tasks and ideas. By integrating various lists into one platform, you can streamline your workflow and boost efficiency. This article will guide you through the steps to create a task in Outlook, helping you manage your duties more effectively.

Create a Task in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubble Create a Task in Outlook

1. Launch your Outlook.

2. In Outlook, make sure that you are in the Tasks section, then click Home  >  New Task.

New Task

Tip: Keyboard shortcut: press Ctrl + Shift + K to open the task editing window.

Note: In Outlook 2007, click File > New > Task.

3. The New Task editing window will pop up. In this window, you can:

A: Type a name for the task in the Subject column.

B: Choose your start date and due date.

C: Describe the task's status.

D: Prioritize the task.

E: Check the Reminder box to get a notice from the system.

F: You can also use the task tools on the ribbon to compose your task.

New Task editing window

Note: When you deal with the date, you can type the date directly in the field or click the arrow button button to select the date.

4. When you finish filling the task, click Save & Close to save your task and close the window.

Save & Close

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