Cannot get outlook 2003 tasks to use my "user defined fields"?


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Guest

I have created user defined fields and they show in the fields in task bar.
When I use "click here to add a new task" and save it I cannot retrieve/open
it to edit it. When I click on the "icon" at the beginning of the line it
opens a new Task screen. The default fields are shown instead of my defined
fields and they do not disply the data I keyed. Therefore I cannot assign
the task even though the field is in he task bar.

How do I get this to work?
 
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Guest

What do you mean by the "task bar"? How did you create the user defined
fields?

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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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Guest

When viewing the TASKS window I am using the "simple list view". I am
referring to the column headings in the bar (row) just below the word "Tasks".

I created the user defined fields by right clicking a column heading;
choosing "customize current view"; choosing "fields"; in "select available
fields from:" I choose "User-defined fields in folder"; click on "New Field";
input the new name (I have tried as "text" & "keywords" as "type"). I am
trying to replace the default fields with some of the "Frequently-used
fields" and some of the "User-defined fields in folder". Not even the data I
have keyed into "Frequently-used fields" (I am inputing data into each of the
fields under the column headings.) are displayed when I double click the
"icon" in the 1st column.

Also, I cannot get the multi-line mode to work. I have selected the "use
multi-line . . . .100 characters" and set "Maximum number of lines . . ." to
4.
 
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Guest

I think you are confusing the task list with a task form. You can customize
a built-in view of your task list or create a new view, but that does not
change the Task form itself. You would need to create a custom form to do
that. You should always be able to see your user-defined fields and their
contents for each task in your custom view of the task list, though.

Can you describe in more detail how you're trying to use the multiline view?
What does your view look like in single line mode and what do you want it to
look like in multiline mode? Do you have the Reading Pane on or off, and if
it's on, where is it -- bottom or side? I am using Outlook 2007 and don't
have a copy of Outlook 2003 running to test with, but I think it works the
same way in each, and I can't reproduce the problem you're having.


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Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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Guest

I am now trying to develop a new task form following the instructions from
the url:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA012106101033.aspx?pid=CL100626971033.
I cannot get the process to work as the tutorial shows. The default page
does not allow changes as shown in the tutorial. I can go to page 2 and
bring fields in, publish the form. I have gone into the form I created and
set it to use my form as defualt. When I open the form I created the default
task screen shows on top and my input form shows page 2 as a tab.

I guess I need to get a definition of what multi line view means/does what
where? I was thinking of how text can wrap in Excel.
 

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