In this article, I will introduce how to have Outlook tasks grouped by category and sorted by due date, which manages tasks better.
“Categories” is a significant element in Outlook, which makes Outlook more orderly and colorful. Someone may feel a little bit strange about “Categories”, but they must have seen its icon – a square with four colors. It is so conspicuous in Outlook that no one can easily neglect it. Apart from its visual strengths, it also assist users a lot to classify various items, no matter emails, appointments or tasks, etc.
As a sincere fan of Outlook, I certainly have made full use of Outlook Categories. However, I encounter a problem recently. My tasks are managed in Categories, but in one category, I find, the tasks are sorted at random. I attempt to sort it by due date, but categories will be cluttered up. How can I have my tasks grouped by categories and sorted by due date in the meantime? Here are concrete steps.
Group Tasks by Category and Sort by Due Date
- At first, in “Task” page, click on the “View” Tab.
- Then select “View Settings” in the section of “Current View” to open the dialog of “Advanced View Settings: To-Do List”, in which we could definitively see the two buttons – “Group by” and “Sort”.
- Click “Group by” button.
- Then in the new popup dialog, we should check whether “Automatically group according to arrangement” is chosen or not. If it has been selected, untick it.
- Next we should choose “Categories” in the field of “Group Items by”.
- Click “OK” to return to the dialog of “Advanced View Settings: To-Do List”.
- Later click “Sort” button.
- In the field of “Sort Items by”, we should select “Due Date”.
- Finally click “OK” twice.
When we go back to “To-Do List” in the page of “Tasks”, we will surprisingly find that all tasks is grouped by categories and sorted by due date.
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