User Tip - Changing Item Types
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Posted: 15 May 2003
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Changing an item in your mailbox to another item type.
You receive an e-mail that says to call Dr Suess on June 2 regarding the information in the message. So where do you file it so it doesn't get lost?
Solution: You can use the 'Change To' function to convert an item in your Mailbox to another type of item. Change your message item to a note item on the day you need to place the call. All of the information in the original e-mail message will be contained in the note message. No filing necessary.
- Click on the item you want to change
- Click on Edit > scroll down to Change To
- Select Reminder Note, Appointment, or even Task
- Change the date to the date you would like this new item to be on your Calendar
- Click Post
And now you have all the information regarding that returned call without wasting time searching for the original message.
Feedback: The only problem with this is the sender information is not retained when the e-mail is converted to a task (a feature I use several times a day). This is incredibly inconvenient when I look at the task and I have no idea who requested it originally - so I forward the e-mail to my account so the "thread" is included. I convert the forwarded e-mail to a task so the originator information is included in the information.
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