I use Outlook's Journal to record all my activities each day and produce a monthly status report for my boss. Many times, I would like to flag a journal entry for a follow-up or reminder. Currently, I create a new Task and set a reminder, but this seems like a duplication of work. Can you suggest a better way?
Because Outlook provides no way to set reminders for journal items, you can't avoid duplicating some effort. To make this chore less cumbersome, try dragging the journal entry to the Tasks folder. This action will create a new task with the same subject as the journal entry. The body of the task will contain detailed information about the journal item. All you have to do is add the reminder for the task and save it.