Create a Task

You can create tasks to track your to-do items.

How do I create a task?

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click taskTasks.

  2. In Tasks, on the toolbar, click taskNew.

  3. Enter a subject and any other properties that you want to include. Only a subject is required. All other values, for example, dates and reminders, are optional.

  4. If you want the task to recur, click Repetition Repeat. In the Repetition dialog box, under Repeat Pattern, set the repetition pattern for the task, and then click OK.

  5. Click saveSave and Close or press CTRL+S before closing the task form browser window.

What else do I need to know?

  • You can also create a new task by typing the subject in the Type a new task box at the start of the task list and then clicking Add New Task add task or pressing ENTER.

  • The following options are available on the toolbar when you open or create a task.


    Button Description

    saveSave and Close

    Saves the task and closes the task form browser window.

    mark complete

    Marks the task as complete. Completed tasks are displayed in gray strikethrough text.

    attachment icon

    Attaches a file to the task. For more information about how to attach files, see Working with Attachments.


    Creates a repetition pattern for the task. For more information about repeating items, see Set a Repeating Item.


    Forwards the task to a recipient.


    Deletes the task.


    Assigns a category to the task. For more information about categories, see Apply a Category.

What if I want to know more?

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