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Calendar I: Outlook calendar basics

Tasks area of calendar with one completed task crossed off list

A task is an entry for any activity that you want to see in your calendar, but that doesn't need to be scheduled for a specific time or involve the whole day. You'll see the Tasks area when you look at the calendar in Day or Week view.

For example, if you have a number of errands that you need to do, enter each errand as a task. When you complete a task, check it off. A completed task will stick to the day on which it's completed, keeping a tidy list of that day's accomplishments at your fingertips. We've shown this in the picture: the completed task has a check mark and a line through it.

You can enter a task with a scheduled start date and due date. If you don't complete a task on its due date, it will automatically move forward and appear on the current day until you reschedule it or check it off.

Tip     To quickly reschedule a task, use the Week view and drag a task from one day to another.

For more information about how to create and use tasks, see Get out of your Inbox with Outlook 2007.

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