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Outlook plugin: create new label from within a task?


If you need to add a new label while creating or editing a task, it really breaks up your train of thought to have to go to the Manage Labels panel, add a new label, save it, open the Projects list, try to remember which project you were in, look for the task you were editing, then add the new label you just created.

Please tell me I'm missing something, and that there is in fact a way to add a new label straight from within the task?

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Amanda Robinson
Replied on Nov 09, 2012 - 17:38 UTC

Nevermind, I figured out how to do it :-)

It's a little clunky though - the message "No matches. Press ESC to cancel completion" is confusing and makes you think it's going to close and lose your edits.

May I suggest, instead, "No labels found - press ESC to create a new one."

David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 09, 2012 - 17:58 UTC

Hello Amanda,

The use of the auto-complete drop-down menu showing labels is completely optional. You can type in the complete label name whether it exists or not and as soon as you hit the space bar, this box will disappear. So, for example, you can type:

Call John @work reg. the payroll

the label "work" will be added (or created, if it doesn't exist) and this whole text can be typed in without interacting with the auto-complete box.

Also, please note that using Esc does not create a new label. All it does is just close the auto-complete box just as the Space bar does, the new label is only added if you add this task.

Best regards,