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Customizing the task pane in Outlook



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The Outlook client has several different windows that you can show and hide. These include areas that are displayed by default, such as For example, the navigation pane and others that you may not be familiar with, such as: B. the task area and the people area. To customize the task pane:

Activate the task pane

The task pane is not visible by default. Therefore, you must first view it by clicking View> Task Bar

  Click the Run Bar button on the View menu.

In the screenshot above you can also see the folder area, read area, and people area options. An area is a "section of a window that provides the user with additional information or quick access to functions common to a software program" and its common terminology in programming and UI design. We have no idea why the to-do area is called a "to-do bar", because Microsoft itself mentions an area in its documentation.

To be consistent, it is called a scope

Task Pane Options

When you click View> Task Bar, four options appear: Calendar, People, Tasks, and Off.

 Task Options

  • Calendar shows the current month and your upcoming appointments.
  • People shows the contacts you have listed as favorite.
  • Tasks shows your Outlook tasks in the correct order.

You can choose to display the Calendar, People, Tasks, a combination of two or all three items. They are all in the task pane, which is on the right side of Outlook.

 The Standard Task Pane

If you do not want to display the to-do area, click View> Task Bar> Off or deselect all other options.

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customizat ions, which are available for the calendar or person elements in the task area. These only show your upcoming appointments or your preferred contacts. The People item lets you search your contacts, but that's it.

The Tasks item offers many more customizations. In fact, it behaves like a regular e-mail folder, which means that you can customize it like any other folder. By default, your tasks are arranged by the due date in ascending order.

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If you click the black arrow next to "Today," click "Black," and display your tasks in descending order.

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Right-click anywhere on the header and you'll see a context menu with customization options.

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The first three options – "All Mail," "Unread Mail" – are a bit strangely useless in tasks. These options are three default filter options in an e-mail folder that are not used in your tasks.

The Arrange To option allows you to sort by the default value due date by various criteria.

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Your options are:

  • Categories: Sort tasks alphabetically by category assigned to you. [196590012] Start Date: Sort by tasks until the date the task was started.
  • Due Date: Sort the tasks by the date on which they are to be completed.
  • Folder: Sort the tasks by the name of the folders they reside in (tasks can be created or moved to any folder in Outlook.)
  • Type: Sort the Ma status task or a task (You can drag emails into tasks to create a task.)
  • Importance: Sort the tasks by the importance flag – High, Normal, or Low.

Under "Arrange To" ", you have the option" Reverse Sorting ". This is done in the same way as clicking on the black arrow in the upper right corner. You can also enable "Show in Groups" to toggle between the tasks in groups (the default) and the display in a simple list.

Finally, you have "view settings" that open folder customization

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We've discussed customizing folders and prioritizing an item with conditional formatting, so if you want to change the visible columns or leave Your tasks appear in various formats, look at these articles and make some changes, and you can click the Reset Current View button at any time to return to the default view if you make changes that you are not satisfied with.

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