Tasks in Outlook 2007

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I create tasks in Outlook 2007 with no end date so they can serve as daily reminders.  In spite of this, tasks will often stop triggering at their given time and when I go to investigage, it's becuase they now have a due date prevous to today's date.

How do I prevent this from happening?
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NigelRocksAsked:
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David LeeCommented:
Hi, NigelRocks.

"I create tasks in Outlook 2007 with no end date so they can serve as daily reminders."
Do you mean that you are setting a reminder time and when the reminder fires you are delaying the reminder for 24 hours?  If not, then please give details on how you are creating the task (i.e. the settings you are using).
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irudykCommented:
If you create a task using the Recurrence Options and the Reminder option set, then when the task reminder window pops up, right-click on the Task and select Mark Complete (i.e. don't click the Dismiss button). Doing so should then create a new task (i.e. for the next day) with the reminder set for the same time for the next day.
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NigelRocksAuthor Commented:
irudyk,
I've been very careful to hit "complete" instead of "dismiss", but I still have this problem.
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irudykCommented:
Okay, so have you set up the task as a Recurring Task (see screen shot 1 below)?
Also you say you are careful to hit "complete"...when a reminder pops up for me there is no "complete" button (see screen shot 2 below).  If I right-click on the task item from the reminder popup and select Mark Complete, the task for the next day gets created with the desired reminder time.
So, which button/procedure do you go through?  Are you clicking the Snooze button?

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NigelRocksAuthor Commented:
The only difference is see between what I do and what you do is the way you complete the task.  I use the "Status" field as shown in the attachment.
Maybe I need to right-click and choose completed instead.  Prett hokey either way.

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irudykCommented:
Okay, so it looks like you click Open Item and then change the Status to Completed.  If so, I can do this and I get my next days task created with the correct reminder. So, in effect the way the task is being marked as completed seems irrelevant.
From your screen shot your task does not appear to be set up as a recurring task (notice the Recurrence button is not enabled).
When you create the task, fill out the necessary information and then click the Recurrence button and set the Task Recurrence criteria in popup that appears (see my previously posted screen shot 2)
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NigelRocksAuthor Commented:
Recurrence has been set for that task to every weekday.  
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irudykCommented:
Okay, well that is strange. Overall I can't seem to replicate your issue. When I create a new or open an exiting task (recurring or not), the Recurrence button is enabled for me.  Your Recurrence button seems disabled (in this case).
Maybe try recreating the task using the above instructions and see if that fixes the issue (seems like the one you are using was put in effect 5/22/2009...maybe it go corrupted somehow).
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NigelRocksAuthor Commented:
It didn't solve my problem, but the suggestions were good.
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