Recurring tasks asigned to someone else doesn't update Due Date for the original creator
Posted on 2014-04-09
We just purchased Office 2013 Professional and we're having an issue with recurring tasks. The manager creates a recurring task and assigns it to his employee. As soon as you mark a task as recurring the option to "Keep an updated copy of this task on my task list" gets greyed out. However it still lets you check "Send me a status report when this task is complete". The problem is when the manager sends the recurring task to the employee and the employee accepts it, the manager only gets status reports on the task (which come by way of an email), he doesn't get the "Due Date" of the task updated on his task list. So when he's looking at all of the tasks he's assigned, it only shows the original due date when the task was first assigned....and NOT the updated due date with each time the task is marked as complete.
I'm sure it's because the "Keep an updated copy of this task on my task list" is greyed out but why oh WHY is this option not there just because I make a task recurring??? This is a huge downside, does anyone know how to fix this or if we're doing something wrong?