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

This article details how to create or edit a task on outlook 2016

-At the bottom of the outlook 2016 desktop application, this image below should be present. Click the logo with the red circle, to access tasks.

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Create a task

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

    New Task command on the ribbon

  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.


  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. Click Task > Save & 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.


Delete a task

  1. Click Tasks > Delete.


  2. Click Yes to confirm the delete action.

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Created:2019-02-15 13:12 CDTUpdated:2022-09-16 10:58 CDT
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