How to assign and reassign tasks in Outlook [Solved]

How to assign and reassign tasks in Outlook

Outlook LogoIf you need to create a new task and assign it to others immediately, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Get into the Task Window and edit a new task.

You can click the Home > New Items > Task to get into the Task Window in Outlook 2010/2013.

You can click the File > New > Task to get into the Task Window in Outlook 2007.

Step 2: Click the Assign Task button in the Manage Task group under the Task tab in the Ribbon. See the following screen shot:

Step 3: Then the From box, To box and Send button appear above the Subject box. Just type names or email address in the To box.

Step 4: Click the Send button, and this new built task is assigned to the people whose email addresses you typed in theTo box.


arrow blue right bubbleAssign a built task to other people

Supposing you have created a task already, but now you need to assign it to other people, how to deal with it? There are a double of methods to assign a built task in Outlook.

Method A: Right click the built task

First of all, click the Tasks in the navigation pane to display all tasks; secondly right click the built task you will assign, and then click the Assign Task item in the drop down menu. See the following screen shot:

Now you will get into the Task Window, please enter emails addresses in the To box, and click the Send button.

Note: the right clicking method works well in Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Method B: reopen and edit the built task by double-clicking

The other method is to reopen the built task by double-clicking the built task, and then click the Assign Task button in theManage Task group under the Task tab in the Ribbon. (See screen shot 1)

At last in the To box enter emails addresses of whom you will assign the built task to, and click the Send button.


arrow blue right bubbleReassign tasks that other people assign to you

You may receive a task before, and now you need to reassign this task to others, how? You can do it with following steps:
Step 1: Get the assigning email you received, and open it by double clicking.

Step 2: Now you get into a Task Window. See the following screen shot. Click the Assign Task button in the Manage Task group under Task Tab.

Step 3: In the To box, enter names or email addressed you will reassign the task to.

Step 4: Click the Send button.

Credit: http://www.extendoffice.com/documents/outlook/1300-outlook-assign-reassign-tasks.html