Task list not cooperating

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Partsboss

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My computer was just updated to Outlook 2010. I have been trying to change my settings. In my last version I had all of my completed tasks at the bottom of my task list. I have not been able to find a way to do this yet.

How do I put all completed tasks at the bottom of my task list I outlook?

Thanks for your help.
 

Partsboss

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Hi Diane,

I open Microsoft Outlook; I then click the task icon on the lower left corner. I then click “Tasks” which is located below the “My Tasks” and “To-Do list”, located upper left of the main pane.

My tasks are all numbed with a sequential job number. The job number is used as the “Subject”. Then tasks are sorted by “Subject”.

When the task is complete I want it to still be available to review it (i.e. not deleted), but moved below all active tasks.

I appreciate your assistance.
 

Diane Poremsky

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So you are in the Task folder itself, not the To-do Bar - that makes it a little easier as the filter options are a little better.

What you want is to sort by complete field then by Subject. Another option is a custom view that hides completed items and second one that shows completed items.
 

Diane Poremsky

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BTW, it may be easier to configure sorting from the View Ribbon, View Settings button, not by clicking the columns. I think you want Flag Status ascending (or complete Column ascending)/ subject ascending.

Tip: if you hold shift when you click columns to sort, you'll be able to sort by multiple columns.
 

Partsboss

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Hi Diane,

I used
the View Ribbon to configure the sorting as you suggested. I was not able to locate the toggle to set up the custom view.

It now looks the way I wanted.


Your responses have been
Very Helpful!

Thank you.


 
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