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  • Blog Post: Don't Delete: Mark it Complete

    I have heard of a few instances where people love the To-Do Bar, but can't figure out how to get tasks off of it. So here is a little explanation. Because the To-Do Bar is a collection of tasks, flagged mail and flagged contacts, when you delete a flagged mail in the To-Do Bar, you are deleting...
  • Blog Post: Olya's latest post: Assigning Tasks from Shared OneNote Notebooks

    Check out Olya's latest post on Assigning Outlook tasks from OneNote shared notebooks . She details how to use OneNote as a depository for a shared task list. Cool stuff! -Melissa
  • Blog Post: Make your To-Do Bar only show tasks

    For some of you, flags may have had a whole different meaning, and the fact that the To-Do Bar is cluttered with your flagged mail and flagged contacts may not be working for you. Here is a solution: filter the To-Do Bar to just show tasks! To filter the To-Do Bar to just show tasks, click on Arranged...
  • Blog Post: Make that PST show up on the To-Do Bar

    Do you have a pst or an archive that has tasks and flagged mail it, but the tasks and flagged mail don’t show up on the To-Do Bar? Here’s how you can make it work! Right click on the name of your archive, (in the picture below, the archive is named “StuffForToDoBar”), and select ‘Properties for...
  • Blog Post: Addendum to How to show tasks from some folders and not others in the To-Do Bar - a how-to guide

    Andrew Coates was kind enough to point out that there is another way to hide a folder that is much, much simpler. Thanks Andrew! If you have one particular folder that you want to hide, for example, a task folder of Christmas presents for your family (not exactly tasks, but tasks are a convenient...
  • Blog Post: How to show tasks from some folders and not others in the To-Do Bar - a how-to guide

    Recently, I received the following e-mail and I thought I would post my response: Hi Melissa, Since you’re so active on bloggin on Outlook I was wondering if you can help me solve this question. I have about 35 task folders in Outlook and by default this great new feature To-Do Bar scans...
  • Blog Post: Make that mail an appointment

    How often have you received an e-mail that is about something you want to put on your calendar? For example, I received an e-mail about a presentation about Office Live. I am interested in learning more about Office Live, so I want to go. What to do? In Outlook 2003 and earlier, I could drag the mail...
  • Blog Post: Tips for the Outlook Tasks Module

    Below are some tips for the Tasks Module (most are oldies (will work in most versions) but goodies): 1. Outlook 12: See the thread of a conversation of a flagged mail in the Tasks Module : Here ’ s the scenario: You flagged a mail message, and now you want to see the full thread to see if there has...
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