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How to send a task status report in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-11-26

By default, if the person who assigned you a task and enabled the Send me a status report when this task is complete function in this task, when you receive and complete it, Outlook will send a complete task status report to that person automatically. But if the assigned task is just in progress or other status, and you want the task status to be known by the owner, what can you do? In this tutorial, we will show you how to manually send a status report of an assigned task in Outlook.

Send a task status report in Outlook

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It is quite easy to send a task update in Outlook.

1. Shift to the Tasks view, and open the assigned task you have received.

2. In the Task window, please select a status for the assigned task in the Status drop-down list, and change the percentage in the % Complete box for your required. See screenshot:

3. Then click Send Status Report in the Mange Task group under Task tab.

4. Then a Task Status Report – Message window pops up. You can see the person who assigned you the task is automatically added in the To field. Compose the email and then send it.


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