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Creating Actions

Follow our simple, step-by-step guide to creating actions in a meeting.


Magic Minutes allows you to easily capture actions and assign them to attendees within a meeting.  Actions can also be created outside of a meeting to help you manage your to-do list.

When an action has been created it can be updated by the action owner.  Both the action owner and the other attendees can comment on an action’s progress (see our “Managing Actions” guide).

In order to help improve action accountability, all actions from the previous meeting (along with any other outstanding actions from the meeting series), are automatically included in the meeting minutes for review.

Creating Ad Hoc Actions

Ad hoc actions are created in the dashboard by clicking on the dark blue “New Action” button.

On the right-hand side, the New Action display will appear. To create an action, start by typing in the email address of the action owner (either your email or someone else’s) .  Assign a due date using the drop-down calendar or type in the date manually, and write the description of the action in the ‘Action Details’ area. When you are finished click the ‘Save’ button.

Creating Actions in a Meeting

To create an action in a meeting, tab or click into the “Add Action” text on the right-hand side of the screen.

Start typing out the description of the action you want someone to complete, in the ‘Add Action’ area. You can then assign the action to an attendee and chose a due date from the date picker.

To save the action, click on the “Save Action” button. You can cancel an action by clicking on the “Cancel” button.

Learn More

Take a look at some of our other guides that will take you through some of the processes for creating, taking, and saving minutes using Magic Minutes.

Sending Minutes

Learn how to send out a copy of the minutes at the end of a meeting.

Setting up a Future Meeting

Learn how to set up a meeting in advance or create follow on meetings

Meeting Notifications

Learn how to set up notifications to manage meeting admin.

Give it a Go!

Why not give the software a try? Register now for our free version of Magic Minutes and see for yourself how useful it is.


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