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Better calendars & tasks: 6 tips, 3 shortcuts

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Microsoft Outlook does much more than you think. It can boost your productivity ... help you manage your workload ... even help you stay focused on your most important appointments, tasks and projects.

Here are 6 great ways to use Outlook's calendars & tasks features for better time management.

Set up a tickler system in Tasks

Tasks, such as time sheets or status reports that you do on a regular schedule, can be set up as recurring tasks. In the Options group on the Task tab, the Recurrence button will be the first button in the group. The Task Recurrence dialog box gives you plenty of options from repeating daily, weekly or monthly or a specific day of the week every specified number of weeks. You can even set an end date if you want to reconsider the task. Use the Follow-up button to add a re­minder for deadlines you just can't miss!

Hint: Set a follow-up flag on any Outlook item to create a reminder.

Use follow up Flags

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