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Part 8. Using the Calendar > Task 6 How to Store a Reminder

Task 6 How to Store a Reminder

Reminders are notes to yourself to help you remember something you need to do, such as return a telephone call or pick up the kids after school. They have a beginning date and time but no ending time. Combined with alarms, reminders can keep you on your toes.

Create a Reminder

With the calendar open, click the New button on the Action bar and then select Reminder. A Reminder entry form opens.

Fill Out the Entry Form

Enter a Subject for the reminder. Enter or select a start date, time, and time zone (if needed, select Specify a Different Time Zone). Include a description of the reminder by clicking <Enter the description of this event> and typing a brief explanation.

Repeat a Reminder

Do you have something to do that occurs on a regular basis, such as picking up the kids after soccer practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays? Use a repeating reminder. Select Repeats, and set the frequency, starting date, and duration in the Repeat Options dialog box. Click OK.

Set Your Reminder Options

Unlike other calendar entries, reminders don't have a Pencil In option. You can select Mark Private to keep others from seeing the particulars of this entry.

Set an Alarm

An alarm is particularly useful for reminders. Select Notify Me or click the alarm clock icon to open the Alarm Notification Options dialog box. Set when the alarm will go off and then choose how it will alert you—sound or email. You will always get an alert message box. Click OK.

Save the Reminder

Click the Save and Close button in the upper-left corner of the Reminder form. The reminder appears in your calendar.



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