The Outlook To-Do bar is convenient for keeping track of the day’s meetings, open tasks and quickly scheduling new meetings or creating new tasks. By default however, the Tasks can become a bit cluttered which is why the first think I always do when setting up Outlook 2007 for the first time is configure the To-Do bar to only display Today’s tasks.
How to Make the Outlook 2007 To-Do Bar Show Only Tasks From Today
1. Right-lick the Arrange By menu and Click Custom…
2. Okay this next step can get a little crazy. Click Filter…, the filter window will pop-up and on it Click the Advanced tab. Then Click Field and on the drop menu Click Date/Time field > Due Date.
3. Next, under the Condition menu, Click on or before, and then in the value box Type in today. To save and continue, Click Add to List.
Optional 3.a: If don’t want to display overdue tasks just use the today condition.
Now when you look at your To-Do Bar you’ll still see expired tasks from yesterday that weren’t marked as completed. Incomplete tasks will show up as red, while your other tasks for today will remain normal color. This should help to keep you from forgetting things!
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