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How to move a task to a calendar entry.

Posted on 2005-03-07
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I must say that I absolutey hate the navigation in Outlook 2003. Why does Microsoft see fit to realease a new version and change the way the old one worked? I can understand improving reliabilty and security, but PLEASE, do you have to change the look and feel. Do they not know that their freaking upgrades, that they pat themsevle on the back over, can cost companies thousands of dollars in training alone to use a new interface? ( I guess this is good news for anyone in the Computer Training Industry, but not for customers using the product.)

At any rate here is my problem. I have a task that I want to move to a Calendar entry instead. In Outlook 2000, all I had to do was split the screen to bring up the folders, or keep the navigation pane open and simply drag and drop the object. Oh, not soe in Outlook 2003, I find no way of accomplishing this. If I split the screen, then the view I see is context sensitive to the folder I am in, say tasks. I do not see the entire hierarchy of folders in order to do the samething.

Please tell me they have not made things more complicated with their newest and greatest. Is there anyway to accomplish this in Outlook 2003? I am really beginning to feel bad about upgrading at all.
Question by:habanagold

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Well I just stumbled on how to do this, but opeing the task and then clicking the FILE menu and selecting the option to copy to  folder. This seems to work but again, it is more complicated than the way I used to do it. Would still entertain suggestions on an easier route.
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It's easiest to do this from the folder list.  Since you are having problems maybe your NAVIGATION PANE is hidden, so click on VIEW->NAVIGATION PANE.  In the lower half, where you can choose your different views, the NAVIGATION PANE looks like a manila folder.  Click it, go to the task folder, highlight the task, drag and drop onto the Calendar folder.

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