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Tasks in Outlook 2000


An IT literate senior manager has asked my team to research how to use Tasks to an advanced level and write training notes. We have searched the web for instruction and we have not had much luck.

We know that we have to send a task in Rich Text format and assign a task, send a status report, drag and drop a report in email form into Tasks and we do not want to use Project 2000 with Tasks.

Basically we want a user to be able to Assign a Task to another recipient and have that Task update with every Status Report that is sent from the recipient.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Paul Winbanks

One Response

  1. Outlook Help NOtes
    I hope this helps. I am running Outlook 98 and all the instructoins for what you want are in the help screens. First you must do this:

    Track new tasks assigned to others and receive status reports

    1 On the Tools menu, click Options, click the Other tab, and then click Advanced Options.
    2 Click Advanced Tasks.
    3 To automatically track the progress of new tasks you assign to others, select the Keep updated copies of assigned tasks on my task list check box.
    4 To automatically receive notification when an assigned task is complete, select the Send status reports when assigned tasks are completed check box.

    Then you must

    Assign a task to someone else

    You assign a task by sending a task request to someone. The person who receives the task request can accept the task, decline the task, or assign the task to someone else. You can keep an updated copy of the assigned task in your task list and receive status reports, but you cannot make changes to a task you have assigned to someone else. For more information about assigning tasks, click .
    You can assign tasks only if you use Outlook to send e-mail.

    I hope you can find similar stuff in Outlook 2000.


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