Option to use email fields to configure task and appointment subjects when creating tasks and appointments from an email using Quick Steps
Ability to specify task or appointment subject using email fields.
Lars Halbauer commented
It would be far more useful, if no dragging would be included, because the mouse interaction is prone to errors and leads to frustration (also this is not practicable for small screens).
Other Mail Programs (even mobile) scan the email and allow the creation of an appointment with correct dates and times and set the title of the appointment according to the email subject just by clicking.
This method is both elegant and quick and I would love to see this included in Outlook.
I agree but want to clarify my interpretation. I created Outlook Appointments by dragging Emails into to the Calendar. However, it is super frustrating that even if the email has explicit dates and times in it, the appointment defaults to being for the current date and time. Surely Outlook should be able to automatically extract these date and time fields from the email (even if they are just plain text) and make them the date and time for the appointment.
This would be great!
Without going out and dragging an email to a task, creating a task from an open e-mail using quick step. Norman, if this is already there, can you tell us where?
if it's already there, it is NOT easy to see!!!
Dragging a task to the calendar creates a new appointment that carries over the subject and assigned categories from the task. Additional fields, Company for example, don't automatically transfer over. It would be useful if any common fields mapped over. A
Chris Hill commented
When dragging an email to the calendar, at present a new appointment is made which has today's date/time etc. It would be great if Outlook could perform a 'smart' search of the email's subject line/text to attempt to detect the date/time/subject/location and anything else automatically. This is supported by Gmail and would be really convenient.