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How to Create Bucket to Sort Tasks in Microsoft Planner

How to Create Bucket to Sort Tasks in Microsoft Planner



How to Create Bucket to Sort Tasks in Microsoft Planner - In earlier article we had seen steps to Create and Add a Plan in Microsoft Planner. If you wish to know these steps again click here. In this article we will proceed further to equip our planner user more than enough. We had already learnt the steps to create a task in Planner. We will find out methods to sort these Tasks in Microsoft Planner using Buckets. It provides facility to break things into phases, types of work, departments, etc.


We had divided this note into two parts. The first part illustrates the steps to sort tasks in Microsoft planner using buckets. The second part will label buckets with multiple colours.


How to Create Bucket to Sort Tasks in Microsoft Planner?



To add tasks to your plan is easy and learnt from the earlier article (Click here). Select 'Add new bucket' from the board on the right corner of the planner. Now type a name of the bucket. If you do not find 'add new bucket' option then click on 'Group by' and choose bucket from the drop down menu available there. After assigning name add tasks to the bucket by simply dragging them into the bucket to start getting organised.


Alternatively choose the plus sign (+) below the bucket name to add a new task to the bucket. You can also change the order how bucket appear on the screen by dragging the title of a bucket to a new position.


How to label buckets with multiple colours?



Labelling a bucket with multiple colours help us spot or identify tasks that have several features in common like locations or requirements. Now to identify things in common you can set tasks with multiple coloured labels.


On Board, select a task to open details and choose the coloured boxes on the top right side. Now select a flag and assign it a name. Once defining a label on one task will be available on all tasks in the plan.

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