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Microsoft Entourage 2008

Creating Tasks

A Task is a "to-do" item for which you have the option of setting both a due date and a reminder. This document explains how to create and view Tasks in Entourage 2008. For more information on how to change a Task, refer to Modifying Events & Tasks.

return to topCreating Tasks

Tasks can be easily created using Entourage. The following section provides instructions on how to create Tasks.

  1. From the toolbar, click TASKSTasks button

  2. From the File menu, select New » Task
    OR
    Press [Command key] + [N]
    OR
    From the Tasks toolbar, click NEWNew button
    An Untitled Task dialog box appears.
    Untitled Task dialog box

  3. In the Task text box, type the name of the task
    NOTE: This name will appear as the title of the Task dialog box as you type.

  4. OPTIONAL: To set a due date for your task,
    1. Select Due date
      NOTE: The option is selected when a checkmark appears.
    2. Click the CALENDAR paletteCalendar palette
      A calendar appears.
    3. Select the appropriate date

  5. OPTIONAL: To have a reminder set for your task,
    1. Select Reminder
      NOTE: The option is selected when a checkmark appears.
    2. Click the CALENDAR paletteCalendar palette
      A calendar appears.
    3. Select the appropriate date
    4. Use the nudge buttons to select a time when you would like to be reminded

  6. OPTIONAL: From the Priority pull-down menu, select a desired priority designation for the task

  7. OPTIONAL: From the Occurs pull-down menu, select a desired occurring frequency for the task
    For more information on how to create a recurring task, refer to Creating Recurring Tasks.

  8. OPTIONAL: In the Notes text box, type notes or a description about the task

  9. From the File menu, select Save

return to topCreating Recurring Tasks

Scheduling a Recurring Task is much like scheduling a new Task. For more information on how to create new tasks, refer to Creating Tasks.

  1. Complete steps 1-6 of Creating Tasks

  2. From the Occurs pull-down menu, select the desired occurring frequency
    The dialog box refreshes.
    OR
    Click Custom...
    The Recurring Task dialog box appears.
    Recurring Task dialog box

    1. In the Recurrence Pattern section, select the appropriate settings
    2. In the Start and End section, select the appropriate settings
    3. Click OK

  3. From the File menu, select Save

return to topViewing Tasks

Tasks can be viewed using the Task feature of Entourage.

 

  1. From the toolbar, click TASKSTasks button

  2. From the Folder List, select Tasks
    The Task list appears.

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