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Add checkbox to task... or suggest better way to handle steps in t [message #263780] Thu, 10 January 2008 09:50 Go to next message
Kai
Messages: 13
Registered: January 2007
Junior Member
I am using task to keep track of my to-do list. My job require me to move
from task to task. Therefore I break down each of my task into steps. For
instance, I have a task called "Handle CustomerA Order". In that task, I will
bring down into different steps. For instance, Step 1, confirm order, Step 2,
package order, Step 3 ship out order, Step 4 track shipment, Step 5 confirm
payment. This task might last for a week. My current solution to is to put
each step in a task. What I would like to do is to add a checkbox at the end
of each step, so that when I finish the step, I can single click and check
the checkbox to indicate I finished a given step. How do I add a simple
checkbox for visual purpose to remind myself that I finished a certain step?

I read some other solution on how other people handle this question is to
create task for each step and group them by category. I handle many "task"s
at the same time. Therefore there will be over 50-100 steps on the to-do
list. It will look very messy. I would rather see 10 "task"s instead of 100
"step" that's represented as "task"s. If you have a similar situation and
would like to share your opinion, please do so! :)
Re: Add checkbox to task... or suggest better way to handle steps in t [message #263810] Thu, 10 January 2008 10:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Kai <Kai@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I am using task to keep track of my to-do list. My job require me to
> move from task to task. Therefore I break down each of my task into
> steps. For instance, I have a task called "Handle CustomerA Order".
> In that task, I will bring down into different steps. For instance,
> Step 1, confirm order, Step 2, package order, Step 3 ship out order,
> Step 4 track shipment, Step 5 confirm payment. This task might last
> for a week. My current solution to is to put each step in a task.
> What I would like to do is to add a checkbox at the end of each step,
> so that when I finish the step, I can single click and check the
> checkbox to indicate I finished a given step. How do I add a simple
> checkbox for visual purpose to remind myself that I finished a
> certain step?

Outlook is not a project management tool. What you describe is readily
available in project management tools like Microsoft Project.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: Add checkbox to task... or suggest better way to handle steps [message #265412] Tue, 15 January 2008 07:08 Go to previous message
Kai
Messages: 13
Registered: January 2007
Junior Member
Project sounds like a over-do for personal task, but I will take a look into
it, and see what I can find. Thanks!

"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> Kai <Kai@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > I am using task to keep track of my to-do list. My job require me to
> > move from task to task. Therefore I break down each of my task into
> > steps. For instance, I have a task called "Handle CustomerA Order".
> > In that task, I will bring down into different steps. For instance,
> > Step 1, confirm order, Step 2, package order, Step 3 ship out order,
> > Step 4 track shipment, Step 5 confirm payment. This task might last
> > for a week. My current solution to is to put each step in a task.
> > What I would like to do is to add a checkbox at the end of each step,
> > so that when I finish the step, I can single click and check the
> > checkbox to indicate I finished a given step. How do I add a simple
> > checkbox for visual purpose to remind myself that I finished a
> > certain step?
>
> Outlook is not a project management tool. What you describe is readily
> available in project management tools like Microsoft Project.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>
>
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