Sort taks by folder then by date?

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23chickens

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Hi all,

In tasks I have them sorted by folder which works fine. I would like hose tasks to be organized by due date within the folders. I set up a custom sort by folder then by date the folder breakout collapses.

any ideas?
 

larry

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So you want to group by folder, then by date within the folder group? You need to disable the option to automatically group

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larry

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So you want to group by folder, then by date within the folder group? You need to disable the option to automatically group




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23chickens

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So you want to group by folder, then by date within the folder group? You need to disable the option to automatically group

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Perfect! Thanks so much. This view makes the most sense to me since I use different folder setup to manage projects. It is nice to view them independently with task items within those folders sorted by date. If anyone has a "best practices" for how they use/view multiple folders and tasks please share.

cheers
 

Diane Poremsky

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When it comes to best practices with folders, it ends up being pretty much whatever the user decides :) It's all about your efficiency and work habits...

The recommended best practice for Outlook is that is should not be organized like a filing cabinet. Use as few folders as necessary and use views, categories, instant search to sort and find things - but very few follow those recommendations. I probably do the best - and i have like 20 mail folders in my main account. I generally use 1 task and calendar per account but have several accounts in outlook 2010 & 2013 and each created their own calendar and tasks, which makes adhering to any best practice impossible.
 

23chickens

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When it comes to best practices with folders, it ends up being pretty much whatever the user decides :) It's all about your efficiency and work habits...

The recommended best practice for Outlook is that is should not be organized like a filing cabinet. Use as few folders as necessary and use views, categories, instant search to sort and find things - but very few follow those recommendations. I probably do the best - and i have like 20 mail folders in my main account. I generally use 1 task and calendar per account but have several accounts in outlook 2010 & 2013 and each created their own calendar and tasks, which makes adhering to any best practice impossible.

Thanks - I to try to limit the folder structure. I agree with the categories (why not call them tags?)/view filtering as well, but like you find it hard to do.
 
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