The Outlook To-Do bar is a great addition to Outlook 2010 (and 2007), it shows you the appointment(s) for the day, your task list and easily lets you navigate to future dates to see your upcoming event.
What makes it better is that you can easily customize it i.e. turn on or off the information to Display on the To-D0 Bar. Here is how…
Note: the instructions below are only for Outlook 2010 unless specifically mentioned.
- In any Outlook folder, click on the View tab > in the Layout group click To-Do Bar
- The information that is currently being displayed in the To-Do bar will be TICKED, to hide any item, simply click on it again and it will get untick.
Now only the items which are ticked will be displayed in the To-Do bar.
Apart from customizing what gets displayed or not displayed on the To-Do bar, you can also customize the individual items such as increasing or decreasing the number of appointments or task which can be displayed on the To-Do bar.
But note that when you increase the information to display for one item, it decreases the number of items for the other. Here you need to prioritize what information you need to be aware of more often, your appointments or tasks:
- Simply move your cursor on the To-Do bar between the Appointments and Tasks list
- When your cursor changes to an arrow like image, drag the bar up or down to increase/decrease the number of items to display.
I hope you find this tip useful in organizing your workday.
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