I need some help with Lotus Notes 6.5
July 26, 2007 4:49 PM   Subscribe

I just started a new job at a very large corporation and the office uses Lotus Notes 6.5 for e-mail and scheduling; while fooling around with it I decided to try the To-Do feature in Lotus Notes and quickly got confused.

While creating a new To-Do item, the status is listed as "Not Started", but as soon as I click Save and Close, the status switches to "In Progress". Basically as far as I can see there are only two status modes a To-Do item can be "In Progress" or "Complete", which is extremely infuriating as I have a bunch of items that I would like to classify as "Not Started", and others to which I would like to add a %complete status. Is there any way to do this in this version of Lotus Notes?
posted by Vindaloo to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Check the start and end dates on the task. If the task shows in progress chances are that the start date has passed.
posted by kantgirl at 4:53 PM on July 26, 2007

There's another status, which is "Overdue". You'll see this when the end date of the task passes without you changing it to completed.

kantgirl is correct - if you change the start date to one in the future it will show as "Not Started". It assumes that you actually start things on the start date.
posted by bedhead at 6:26 PM on July 26, 2007

Oh, and if you don't put a start and end date in the task, it will show as "In Progress".
posted by bedhead at 7:59 PM on July 26, 2007

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