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Outlook Tasks date filters acting very weird

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Joseph King, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Joseph King

    Joseph King Thread Starter

    Jun 30, 2001
    I'm new to figuring out Tasks (etc) in Outlook 2003 SP2.

    On Thursday 7/27/06 I entered a Task in the morning and gave it a Start date of 8/1/06 and a Due date of 8/3/06.

    I then went into Calendar and told it to also show me TaskPad (View - TaskPad) and to show the TaskPad's next seven days of items (View -TaskPad View - Show Tasks for Next Seven Days) the Task shows up.

    I then went to Tasks and selected Simple or Detailed view and the Task also showed up there.

    But if, still in Tasks, I selected "Next Seven Days" it did NOT show up.

    What's going with that?

    Then, later in the same day, I entered a new Task, giving it a Start date and a due date of Today -- 7/27/06. But when I went into Tasks and chose to show Active it did two things that were really weird:

    1. It did not show the Task has Start and Due dates of today. 2. It did show the Task that has a Start date of 8/1/06 and a Due date of 8/3/06 (it's Reminder is also 8/3/06). (Note that when I choose to show Next Seven Days this one still fails to show up, which it seems it should do.)

    On more experimenting with that Task with a Start and Due date of today that didn't show up in Active after I created it, well, once I went in and changed the Start date to yesterday, closed it (which resulted in it showing up in Active, in red), and then re-opened it and changed the Start date back to today, then it DID show up under Active. But why didn't it show up under Active when I first created it and saved with those same settings ten minutes ago????

    Note that I’m quite tech-literate and I can’t see anything I’m doing that could complicate things. The only thing I’m doing besides the simple settings I’ve described is to also choose Categories of Business and Personal. The rest is all plain vanilla default settings.

    Is this just an area that's buggy and that shouldn't be relied upon to function with 100% accuracy? If so I really need to know. If not, what could be going wrong?

    I appreciate the help. Thanks.
  2. Joseph King

    Joseph King Thread Starter

    Jun 30, 2001
    Okay, sorry... upon more experimenting I'm learning the quirks of the program:

    1. Next Seven Days is really today and the next six days, so 8/3/06 was no included.

    2. TaskPad in Calendar defines and treats Views very differently than Tasks does.

    3. Active shows everything but Deferred so I'll "assume" I accidentally had that selected as the reason why a Due date of today didn't show in Active (I "hope").

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