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    Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    In Office2000 I set a recurring task and I get a popup window alerting me the first time but after the first time the recurrences don't popup any more. What am I doing wrong since I assume everyone would want a popup reminder? Thanks for your help

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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    Are you marking an instance of the recurring task (i.e. the one for which you get a reminder) as complete when the reminder occurs? I'm not sure, but think that if you do not, you will not get any more reminders.
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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    Thanks for your post. I do check the "done" box but still don't get a reminder the next time the task is scheduled. Any other thoughts?

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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    Sorry to be a pedant, here but I'm not sure what you mean by the "done" box.
    In my original post, I meant that, when the reminder came up, you have to open the task and set the %complete button to 100%. I didn't mean to imply that you should use the dismiss button on the reminder.
    If this is what you are doing, can you detail what the recurrence options are (attach a picture?) just in case that provokes any more thoughts (by which you should infer that I don't have any at the moment!) <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    Unless something's broken, you want to click OK on the reminder. Then go to the task area, right click on the task and choose to complete it.

    This will generate the next task and keep the reminder on for it. In my experience, doing anything else will either not generate the next task, or the next task will not have a reminder.

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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    I'm not sure what you mean by "setting the 100% complete button." How do I do that? What I've been doing is checking the "complete" box on the task list. As soon as I do this the new task recurrence regenerated in the task list but later, at the appropriate time, I wouldn't receive another pop-up reminder. I hope I've made myself clearer for you. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    I believe I've been doing this. When I check complete I see the task get a line drawn through it and the new task is again regenerated in the task list, only later, at the appropriate time, I don't receive another pop-up reminder, which is what I really want to achieve. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Recurring Tasks (Outlook2000)

    OK - setting the complete button is the same as opening the task and changing the %complete spinner to 100%.
    As you are doing that, I'm running out of ideas. One last possibility might be that the task has the Regenerate new task 'n' weeks after each task is completed option set (on the recurrence tab of the task details).
    The effect of this is to set the Due Date for the new recurrence task based on when the previous one was marked complete. If this option has somehow has got set and the number of weeks happens to be a large number, then it might be that there is actually a recurrence task which doesn't remind you when you expect - but which Outlook would get round to reminding you about - eventually.
    If that don't do it, I'm stumped! Sorry. <img src=/S/blank.gif border=0 alt=blank width=15 height=15>
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