Set an alarm to remind you of to do items

You can set an alarm to remind you when tasks are due. You can set an alarm for a specific task, or you can set alarms for all tasks.

Set alarm for one to do item


  1. In a to do item, specify a due date.
  2. In the Alarm will go off fields, specify a value for Day(s), and select Before or After to set the number of days before or after the to do item's due date, to trigger the alarm.

Set automatic alarms for all to do items


  1. Click File > Preferences, and then click Calendar and To Do.
  2. Click Alarms
  3. Select Display alarm notifications.
  4. Under Turn on alarms for, select To Dos.