Hi Susan, Thanks for your post!
I've been searching for a way to accomplish simple project management in Outlook. I think that the main features that I'm looking for are:
1) ability to group tasks by project
2) task sequencing (which I think Outlook does but haven't tested thoroughly yet)
3) task heirarchies
Surprisingly, at least features #1 and #2 don't seem to be available in Outlook. I believe that this must be a deliberate strategy on the part of MicroSoft for fear of cannibalizing MS Project sales. To me, however, the weight of the uses is not comparable.
Your post makes me think custom fields might be a way to go to develop these myself. I wonder if you could comment on this? I know alot of Outlook users are looking for the same thing.
With regards to your post, I'm not very techy but learned alot. You lost me in step 8 on VBscript, though, which seemed both more techy and less carefully detailed than the other steps.
I will try to implement my idea and see how it goes and would be interested in any further conceptual contributions that you might care to share.
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