Creating and Managing a Task

Outlook for PC

Learn more about how to create and manage tasks in the Outlook 2016 for PC desktop application.


Creating a New Task

1. Go to your Tasks module by clicking the three dots in the bottom left-hand corner beside the People module, then click Tasks.

2. Within the Tasks module, click the New Task button in the top ribbon.

3. This will open a composing window. Here you can enter the subject of your task, set the due date, and add notes into the body of the task.

5. When you are finished editing the details of your new task, click Save & Close in the ribbon.

Editing a Task

1. Select the task from your list of tasks and double-click it to edit that task.

2. This will open up the same task composing window as when you create a new task. Edit the details of your task as desired and click Save & Close when finished.

Marking a Task as Complete

1. Select the task that you would like to mark as complete and click the Mark Complete button in the ribbon. This task will then be removed from your Active tasks list.

Deleting a Task

1. Select the task that you would like to delete and click the Delete button in the ribbon. The task will be deleted and will no longer show up in any of your task lists.