How can I see all intances of a recurring task in the calendar?

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I show the Tasks Pane at the bottom of my weekly calendar. I want to see all

instances of a recurring task, regarless of whether the task is complete.

Currently, I can see the next instance of a task only if the previous

instance has been marked complete.
 

Brian Tillman

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"Ray" <Ray> wrote in message

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> I show the Tasks Pane at the bottom of my weekly calendar. I want to see all
> instances of a recurring task, regarless of whether the task is complete.
> Currently, I can see the next instance of a task only if the previous
> instance has been marked complete.


Instances of recurring items don't really exist. Outlook calculates them from

the original and the recurrence. For tasks, the next recurrence doesn't get

generated until you complete the current one.

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Re: How can I see all intances of a recurring task in the calendar

"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "Ray" <Ray> wrote in message
> news:4E101532-352A-4BA5-A131-31516B618CA3@microsoft.com...
>
> >I show the Tasks Pane at the bottom of my weekly calendar. I want to see all
> > instances of a recurring task, regarless of whether the task is complete.
> > Currently, I can see the next instance of a task only if the previous
> > instance has been marked complete.


> Instances of recurring items don't really exist. Outlook calculates them from
> the original and the recurrence. For tasks, the next recurrence doesn't get
> generated until you complete the current one.
> >

>


Well that's dumb.

What if I want to plan for the future, and I want to see everything

happening on that future day? I won't be able to see the recurring tasks for

that day because they haven't been completed.

The only other way to have a recurring reminder is to schedule an

appointment and add a recurrence. That is stupid because it's a task, not an

appointment!

I'm totally baffled that Microsoft programmers aren't smart enough to figure

that out.
 

Mary

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Re: How can I see all intances of a recurring task in the calendar

I agree. I guess if all instances of the task were to exist then your task folder would be infinitely long. Though all calendar entries exist...and Lotus Notes manages it... Anyway, the way I get around it is to tick off (complete) the instances for few months and then reinstate them by ticking them all back into my taskpad. That way I can plan ahead as you do.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Re: How can I see all intances of a recurring task in the calendar

Their thinking is that if the old task hasn't been completed yet, why would

you need to regenerate it for the task list? It will show up in most taskpad

views as a task due 'today' until its completed and regenerated.



"PapaWhiskey" <PapaWhiskey> wrote in message

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> "Brian Tillman " wrote:
>
> > "Ray" <Ray> wrote in message
> > news:4E101532-352A-4BA5-A131-31516B618CA3@microsoft.com...
> >
> > >I show the Tasks Pane at the bottom of my weekly calendar. I want to see
> > >all
> > > instances of a recurring task, regarless of whether the task is
> > > complete.
> > > Currently, I can see the next instance of a task only if the previous
> > > instance has been marked complete.

>

>> Instances of recurring items don't really exist. Outlook calculates them
> > from
> > the original and the recurrence. For tasks, the next recurrence doesn't
> > get
> > generated until you complete the current one.
> > > >

>

>>

> Well that's dumb.

> What if I want to plan for the future, and I want to see everything
> happening on that future day? I won't be able to see the recurring tasks
> for
> that day because they haven't been completed.

> The only other way to have a recurring reminder is to schedule an
> appointment and add a recurrence. That is stupid because it's a task, not
> an
> appointment!

> I'm totally baffled that Microsoft programmers aren't smart enough to
> figure
> that out.
 
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