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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 | Outlook 2013) - Create tasks and to-do items

Many people keep a list of things to do - on paper, in a spreadsheet, or by using a combination of paper and electronic methods. In Outlook, you can combine your various lists into one list, enhanced with reminders and tracking.

Create a task

  1. Click Tasks > New Tasks or press Ctrl+Shift+K.

    New Task command on the ribbon image

  2. In the Subject box, type a name for the task. If you've got a lot to enter, keep the subject short, and then add the details in the task body. 

  3. If there's a fixed start or end date, set the Start date or Due date.

  4. Set the task's priority by using Priority.

  5. If you want a pop-up reminder, check Reminder, and set the date and time. 

  6. Click Task > Save & Close.
Tasks may also be created based on an email message you received. 

For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:office 365 outlook 2016 2013 create tasks to do items   Doc ID:71611
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-10 09:17 MSTUpdated:2017-11-29 12:32 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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