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    Tasks Order (Office 2000)

    The order of appearance of the various OUTLOOK portions, e.g. Calendar, contacts, deleted items, etc. etc. Is not well thought out. I tried moving Tasks up with the Calendar portion so it would be closer to gether, but the systems says "un uhh". Cannot do it. I know you work-around folks might have tried that before. Any ideas how to get Outlook to look like WE want it to look instead of what Redmond WA wants it to look?

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    Re: Tasks Order (Office 2000)

    I have folders in my inbox named as 01-Directors, 02-Region etc, so they are ordered as I want them.
    If you choose to display the outlook bar, you can move the shorcuts on this bar to have the calendar and tasks below each other
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    Re: Tasks Order (Office 2000)

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have my INBOX and Contacts lists in the order thqt I want to see them. The problem is the Calendar and Tasks I would like to have close together in the Outlook listing. However, Calendar is at the top, and Tasks are at the bottom. Checking some "to-do" on calendar requires doing search on TAsks. Having a bunch of folders in between is a pain. I can close the contacts and inbox files down by clicking the "-" to "+" but that is also a pain. Is there a way to move Tasks up with Calendar?

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    Re: Tasks Order (Office 2000)

    If you switch so you view the Outlook Bar (View - Outlook Bar) it allows you to move the icons (which are shortcuts). So you can have the Tasks and Calendar icons together.
    However this does not change the order of the underlying folders, the names being used by the programme. I wonder if you created offline folders, and then synchronised with a rule, if these offline folders could then be renamed using the 01-, 02- protocol? I haven't tried this but it sounds feasible.
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    Re: Tasks Order (Office 2000)

    Have you thought of creating a folder of Task items called "Calendar Tasks"? I haven't looked into it too far, but entries into a non-default Task Folder do not automatically show up in Outlook Today. There are potential ways around this - if that matters. HTH
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    Re: Tasks Order (Office 2000)

    IF I am interpreting your question correctly, you are talking about the order of the folders in the folder list: Calendar, Contacts, Deleted Items etc. These are listed alphabetically. However, Outlook also has the Outlook Shortcut Bar. This is an area you can customize as much as you want.

    Click on View, Outlook Bar to display it. You can right click on the top of the bar and select "small icons" so more items will fit. You can click and drag items within this list to any place you want. Click and drag any folder from the folder list to the shortcut bar; this includes public folders.

    When you are moving items within/onto the bar, be sure you do not release the mouse button while over another shortcut. This will cause Outlook to move the actual folder you are dragging to be a subfolder under the destination.

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