If you enable a reminder for an Outlook task and want to apply the reminder time to multiple other tasks, you can refer to this article. Here we will teach you 2 means to achieve it.
After importing or creating a set of tasks in Outlook, if you enable a reminder for a task, you may want to apply the same reminder time to the other tasks. In this case, you may be reluctant to setting up reminders to the other tasks one by one. So, here we will expose you 2 much more convenience approaches.
Method 1: Batch Change Manually after Grouping Tasks by “Reminder Time”
- First off, in the Task folder, switch to “View” tab and click “View Settings”.
- Then, in the popup dialog box, click “Group By” button.
- Next, in “Group By” dialog box, uncheck the “Automatically group according to arrangement”.
- After that, select “Date/Time Fields” option from the dropdown list of “Select available fields from”.
- Subsequently, choose “Reminder Time” in “Group items by” box.
- Later, click several “OK” to save the view settings.
- Then, in the task list, select the tasks whose reminder time to be modified.
- Finally, drag and drop them to the group where the source task is located.
Method 2: Batch Apply the Reminder Time of a Task to Other Tasks via VBA
- At the very outset, trigger Outlook VBA editor via “Alt + F11”.
- Then, copy the following VBA code into a module.
Sub CopyReminderTimeofOneTaskToOtherTasks() Dim objSelection As Selection Dim objSourceTask As Outlook.TaskItem Dim objItem As Object Dim objTask As Outlook.TaskItem Set objSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection If objSelection Is Nothing Then MsgBox "You should select items!", vbExclamation + vbOKOnly ElseIf objSelection.Count > 1 Then 'Change "Task A" to the source task's subject Set objSourceTask = objSelection.Item("Task A") For Each objItem In objSelection If TypeOf objItem Is TaskItem Then Set objTask = objItem With objTask .ReminderSet = True .ReminderTime = objSourceTask.ReminderTime .Save End With End If Next End If End Sub
- Next, add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar as per “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
- Lastly, take the following steps to have a try.
- To begin with, select the source task and the other target tasks.
- Then, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
- At once, the reminder time of the source task will be applied to the target tasks.
Exterminate Outlook Errors
Myriad Outlook users are looking forward to gaining a versatile way to destroy errors in Outlook. Nevertheless, to be honest, it is users’ improper operation that brings up these troubles. Therefore, what users should do is to look out for their daily handlings with Outlook. For example, in face of suspicious unknown emails, you shouldn’t readily trust in them or even opening the attached files. Otherwise, if the files contain viruses, your Outlook file may be attacked, like PST corruption. At that time, you have to attempt PST repair by an excellent tool, like DataNumen Outlook Repair.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including mdf recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com