Filtering your task list

 

You can filter your task list in several ways:

 

You can show or hide completed tasks.  For example, you can hide all your completed tasks, or you can show completed tasks going back any number of days. You can read how to do this here.

 

You can filter your list to show only tasks of a certain category, such as "Home," "Work" or "Travel."  (You can create whatever categories you want).  Read how to do this here.

 

You can filter your list to show only tasks you have assigned to a particular individual.  Instructions are here.

 

You can hide inactive tasks.  Outlook allows you to assign a status to a task - Not Started, In Progress, Waiting on Someone Else, Deferred, or Completed.  The status is shown in your task list in two ways--

 

oUsing the column chooser, you can add a "Status" column to your task list

oIf you set the status of a task to Deferred or to Waiting on Someone Else, Tasklist will give it a special icon to indicate that you don't need to attend to it for the moment.  The icon for Deferred is . The icon for Waiting on Someone Else is .

          

          You can filter out tasks that are Deferred or Waiting on Someone Else by clicking on the Hide Inactive Tasks Button on the button bar.

 

 

          To show the inactive tasks again, click on the same button.