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Outlook should not show task reminders as overdue until they are.



 
 
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Old May 19th 06, 08:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.calendaring
Andy Powers
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Default Outlook should not show task reminders as overdue until they are.

My comment is about the 'overdue' issue for tasks -- When task reminders are
highlighted in the reminder window, the due date shown is actually the
date/time of the Reminder set up for the task, not the due date of the task.
I think the due date should show the task due date.

"Jimmy Hendrix" wrote:

First, I should be able to set a task with a particular time due, not just
date due.

Second, a task reminder should not show as overdue until it is past the due
time/date. Task reminders should function more like appointment reminders.

A workaround is to schedule appointments that have no length, but this
clutters my calendar and leads me to ignore the Task list completely.

Am I the only one that finds the task list a bit limited?

Jimmy Hendrix

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Old May 30th 06, 10:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.calendaring
RussSr1998
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Default Outlook should not show task reminders as overdue until they a

I don't agree. The task should show overdue based on the reminder, but I
think it has to do with the way you use the feature. I set mine to remind me
that I'm supposed to do something on a particular day. If I set the reminder
for 8:00, at 9:00 it should show that it is overdue by an hour. I can see
your point if the project isn't actually due for another week and the
reminder is just for you to work on it. Maybe there should be another option
for the way it reminds us.

"Andy Powers" wrote:

My comment is about the 'overdue' issue for tasks -- When task reminders are
highlighted in the reminder window, the due date shown is actually the
date/time of the Reminder set up for the task, not the due date of the task.
I think the due date should show the task due date.

"Jimmy Hendrix" wrote:

First, I should be able to set a task with a particular time due, not just
date due.

Second, a task reminder should not show as overdue until it is past the due
time/date. Task reminders should function more like appointment reminders.

A workaround is to schedule appointments that have no length, but this
clutters my calendar and leads me to ignore the Task list completely.

Am I the only one that finds the task list a bit limited?

Jimmy Hendrix

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Old May 30th 06, 10:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.calendaring
Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Outlook should not show task reminders as overdue until they a

Ah, yes, the story gets uglier, doesn't it. Good catch.

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"RussSr1998" wrote in message ...
I don't agree. The task should show overdue based on the reminder, but I
think it has to do with the way you use the feature. I set mine to remind me
that I'm supposed to do something on a particular day. If I set the reminder
for 8:00, at 9:00 it should show that it is overdue by an hour. I can see
your point if the project isn't actually due for another week and the
reminder is just for you to work on it. Maybe there should be another option
for the way it reminds us.

"Andy Powers" wrote:

My comment is about the 'overdue' issue for tasks -- When task reminders are
highlighted in the reminder window, the due date shown is actually the
date/time of the Reminder set up for the task, not the due date of the task.
I think the due date should show the task due date.

"Jimmy Hendrix" wrote:

First, I should be able to set a task with a particular time due, not just
date due.

Second, a task reminder should not show as overdue until it is past the due
time/date. Task reminders should function more like appointment reminders.

A workaround is to schedule appointments that have no length, but this
clutters my calendar and leads me to ignore the Task list completely.

Am I the only one that finds the task list a bit limited?

Jimmy Hendrix

 




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