Add Ability to insert Check boxes within a Task in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Currently, we can only insert bullets into Tasks. It would be helpful to be able to create checklists. Linking to OneNote is an immediate work-around.
Ricki Groskreutz commented
Now that MS changed OneNote so that you can no longer share a single page, there are no alternate means that I can find that will allow multiple users to check off tasks. Having this feature in Outlook would allow users to share with others for smaller projects and multiple "to-do's" for a task., WITHOUT having to create an entire Team, planner, etc. My team has an SP, OneNote, Team, Planner, etc. but sometimes we need to delegate or include another employee not on our team for something specific. We don't want to give them access to our confidential team resources but need actions from them to complete a project. Assigning a task that allows checkboxes in the details would be an ENORMOUS ASSET!
I have trouble controlling my hands and keep accidentally sliding on things. This new design is not accessible in the slightest.
Sara Lynch commented
We can insert bullet points (and I use strikethrough to mark what has been done and what is still outstanding on an appointmement in my calendar - it would be great if I could use a Checkbox (instead of bullets)
(which could strikethrough my text (nice to have)
(Even if we could use OneNote and insert a tag / To do Tag that would be great useful too (as an option2))
please add checkbox functionality within task management.
If onenote can do it, it would be great if Outlook can too.
recently updated Mac/ iPhone and Apple have introduced precisely this - the ability to create sub-tasks for a reminder; would love similar/ the in Outllook as that's what i'm stuck with at work
Erika Sanchez commented
Please add the checkbox ability to check in ms outlook.
In addition to this idea, I would like to have sub-check boxes which makes parent check box checked once all child check boxes are checked.
You can create check boxes in word and outlook email messages. Why not in tasks???
In the notes field of a Task you can use a numbered or bulleted list, but it would be useful if there was a check box function too, that you can tick to indicate something is done. I know you can mark a task as complete but that is not what I mean - I'm talking about notes within a task, for when a task has several steps or components to it that you can tick off as you go. I prefer that to striking through text. This would be a useful feature in Word too please.
Esther Day commented
This would certainly be helpful. It would reduce the amount of work that we do to go to symbols to insert a box that can be used as a checklist item.