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Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Inserting, Moving, and Deleting Tasks

You can organize tasks as you create them, or come back later to change your tasks' order and indent them to the correct outline level. Summary tasks, work package tasks, milestones, and repeating tasks all respond to Project's organizational techniques. The following sections describe the techniques you can use to arrange tasks in your Project file.

Inserting Tasks

Sometimes, you realize your project entails more work than you thought, and want to add tasks to your existing task list. At other times, you might decide to change the way you summarize work or break down work further, which means creating new summary tasks.

To view the frequency and range for the task, position your mouse over the icon in the indicators column. To to open the Recurring Task expand Information dialog box for the task, double-click task the summary task name. A recurring task includes individual occurrences and a summary task to shepherd all the occurrences into one spot. To view the individual occurrences, click the + sign to the left of the summary task name.

Figure 6-11. To view the frequency and range for the task, position your mouse over the icon in the indicators column. To to open the Recurring Task expand Information dialog box for the task, double-click task the summary task name. A recurring task includes individual occurrences and a summary task to shepherd all the occurrences into one spot. To view the individual occurrences, click the + sign to the left of the summary task name.

Here's how you insert tasks in an existing list:

  • Insert a summary task. Click the Task Name cell in the row below the new summary task, and then press Insert. Type the task name, and then press Enter to save the task. Press the up arrow to select the inserted task. If you want the task at a higher level ...

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