Decisions add-in for Word automatically creates a meeting minutes file in a Word document for easy note-taking and tracking. While writing, it picks up tasks and decisions, and syncs them with Microsoft Planner.
Step I: Write your task or decision in Word
While taking meeting minutes, simply write out a task or decision, using this pattern:
Task: action item @name dd.mm.yyyy
Important note:Additional synonyms (words) for Task: and Decision: are supported. Scroll down towards the end of this article and look for the Synonyms section for details.
The following date formats are accepted for task deadlines:
Actual examples for tasks and decisions are provided at the end of this article.
Step II: Click “Sync”
An orange circle will appear in the Decisions add-in, indicating you have one or more tasks or decisions that need to sync to Microsoft Planner.
Step III: Click “Save”
After clicking “Sync,” an overview will be presented. It indicates the tasks and decisions associated with each agenda item.
Click “Save” to complete this step.
The following synonyms are supported
- Tâche: (or Tache:)
- Décision: (or Decision:)
The following entry will create a task and assign it to Julie Miller
Task: Write documentation @Julie Miller
To also assign a deadline, simply add the date
Task: Write documentation @Julie Miller 11.30.2017
The following entry will create a decision
Decision: The minutes are approved
In the Word meeting minutes they will appear like this:
Notice the orange circle; click “Sync,” then “Save” in the next step.