There should be an image here!If you need to track how many hours you spent on a task, how much you spent, and your mileage, you can store all the information in an Outlook task. Doing so makes it much easier when you need to retrieve such details related to the task. All you need to do is open the task in Outlook to recall the information. This is much more efficient than keeping track of such details on sticky notes or scrap paper.

To create and add details to a task in Outlook 2007:

  1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click New Task.
  2. On the Task tab, in the Show group, click Details.
  3. Type in the Total work (in hours), Mileage and Billing information. You can also add the Date Completed and Company information.
  4. Click Save & Close.

Now when you need to retrieve the details of the task simply open the task within Outlook and click Details within the Show group.

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