Office 365 (Outlook 2013 / 2016 / 2019 for Win) - Create Tasks and To-Do Items

In Outlook, you can combine your various tasks into one list and enhance it with reminders and tracking.

Create a task

1. From Outlook, select New Items > Task (in the left-most section of the ribbon) or press Ctrl+Shift+K.
 

2. In the Subject box, enter a name for the task. It's best to keep the name short and then add the details in the task body.
 

3. If there’s a fixed start or end date, set the Start date or Due date.
 

4. Set the task’s priority by using Priority.
 

5.If you want a pop-up reminder, check Reminder, and set the date and time.
 

6. Select Save & Close in the ribbon.

For the most current information and to learn how to create a task from an Outlook item or how to create a task in the To-Do Bar, please check out the following Microsoft help article: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-tasks-and-to-do-items-45A94E7B-A4EE-46EA-9823-C3423C0EAB8E


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