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How to transform a list into a tasks list

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Dear all, I have create a custom list and I am now asked to add a field to inform person about any changes in a record. Usually I do this by using a tasks list and the E-Mail Notification option (Send e-mail when ownership is assigned or when an item has been changed). This allow to mention who should be informed, this is clearly identified in the task record. But... ...the list I have was not initially created as a tasks list! Therefore, "Email notification" is not available in the advanced settings. I have added the "Assigned to" field to my list, hoping Sharepoint would be clever, it is not. Does anybody know how to transform this list into a tasks list? Thx in advance!

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