Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Windows) - Create or edit a task

You probably keep a list of things to do on paper, in a spreadsheet, or maybe both. In Outlook, you can create tasks, get reminders, and track your progress—all in one place.

What do you want to do?

To access your tasks pane, click the icon shown below.

Task Icon

Create a task

  1. Click Tasks > New Task or press Ctrl+Shift+K.

    New Task

  2. In the Subject box, type a name for the task. If you’ve got a lot to enter, keep the subject short, and then add the details in the task body.

    Subject Box

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

    Start Due Dates

  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. Click Task > Save & Close.

    Save and close

Create a task from a message

There’s a fast way to create a task based on an email message you received. For more information, see Create a task from a message.

Edit a task

  1. Click Tasks.
  2. Find the task you want to edit and double-click the task to open it.
  3. Make the desired changes and click Task > Save & Close.

    Save and close

Delete a task

  1. Click Tasks > Delete.


  2. Click Yes to confirm the delete action.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2015-06-26 10:54 CDTUpdated:2015-11-10 16:36 CDT
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