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Chapter 6. Creating and Organizing a Lis... > Assigning a Task to a Contact

Assigning a Task to a Contact

Informing a contact that a task needs to be performed is easy with Outlook. To do this, you select a contact in Contacts view and assign it a new task. When you assign a task, you work in the Task dialog box where you specify the task name, start date, due date, status information, priority, and percentage complete. You can also enter details about the task and set a reminder.

Assign a Task to a Contact

Click a contact to select it.

Click the Actions menu, and then click New Task For Contact.

TIMESAVER Right-click a contact, and then click New Task For Contact on the shortcut menu.

Type a subject for your task.

Click the Due Date list arrow, and then select a due date.

Click the Start Date list arrow, and then select a start date.

Type notes and instructions related to the task.

Click the Assign Task button on the Standard toolbar.

Make sure the contact name is in the To box.

Click the Send button.


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