Change the font, size, or color for overdue or completed tasks

You can customize the font, size, or color of overdue or completed tasks so that they stand out in the Tasks view.

 Note    The appearance of task items in the To-Do Bar cannot be changed.

  1. In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Tasks.
  2. On the View tab, in the Current View group, click View Settings.

View Settings command on the ribbon

  1. In the Advanced View Settings dialog box, click Conditional Formatting.

Advanced View Settings dialog box

A set of default rules appears.

  1. Do any of the following:
  • To change the appearance of overdue tasks, click Overdue tasks, and then click Font.
  • To change the appearance of completed and unread tasks, click Completed and Unread tasks, and then click Font.
  • To change the appearance of completed and read tasks, click Completed and Read tasks, and then click Font.

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Applies to:
Outlook 2010