The To-Do bar in Outlook is one of most underestimated feature of this remarkable email client. In this article we will help you exploit this feature to your advantage.
Are you one of those people, who have a habit of making To Do Lists to manage works in a daily basis? Then, you would surely love to use the versatile To Do Bar Feature of MS Outlook. In fact, this amazing feature has been incorporated in Outlook to make things easier for the users. Be it tracking of the tasks, scheduling appointments or searching contacts quickly, this bar when used in an appropriate way can make you more productive and efficient in your daily life. Read on to know more about the To Do Bar Feature in MS Outlook.
As the name suggests, the To Do Bar Feature helps you make the To do lists of tasks that are important for you in your day to day life. Now, let us describe the functions that can be performed by the To Do Bar in Outlook one by one. Firstly, it comes packed with a mini monthly calendar also known as the Date Navigator for an easy assessment of days for scheduling tasks and meetings. You can easily open any date mentioned in the calendar by clicking a particular date in the Date Navigator. Secondly, you can easily mark an email message for future access by simply dragging it in the Task List. Thirdly, it comes with an Appointment List that gives you the ease of declining or accepting any meeting request with a right click on the meeting request mentioned in the list. Then choose the option of Decline or Accept as per your preference. Lastly, you can even view Quick Contacts by turning on or off this option of Quick Contacts in the To Do Bar Feature of Outlook.
The best part is that you can even change the information or even hide any section at any time in the To Do Bar. For hiding any section of your To Do Bar, you just need to go to the View Tab and then to the Layout Group. After this click on the To Do Bar and then select any of the four parts of the To Do Bar, be it the Date Navigator, Quick Contacts, Appointments or the Task Lists. Simply uncheck the box next to the option you wish to hide and you succeed in hiding it. In case, you wish to turn it on again, just put a check mark in the box next to the desired option.
One must make it a point to never disable the task list in the To Do Bar; you may minimize it if you wish to free screen space in Outlook but deleting it might make things difficult for you to organize in the Outlook. Moreover, feel free to customize the settings of this bar by choosing the options as per your preference other than the default arrangement.
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