Posted on | September 1, 2010 | 4 Comments
Let’s get to the point and to right into the MS Project tips*.
1) To Enter a Task: Type the task’s name in the Task Name field, and press
2) To Enter a Duration: Enter a duration amount in the Duration field
3) To Create a Milestone: Enter a duration of 0 (zero) days for a task. Or, click the Task Information button and click the Advanced tab, check the Mark task as Milestione check box, and clik OK
4) To create a Summary Task: Under the summary task select the tasks you want to use as subtasks. Click the Indent button on the Formatting toolbar
5) To View the Subtasks of a Summary Task: Click the Show Subtasks button on the Formatting toolbar
6) To Link Tasks: Press
7) To Edit a Task Link: Double-click the link line between the linked tasks. Click the Type list arrow and select the type of link you want to use. Click OK
8) To Unlink Tasks: Select the predecessor task in the task relationship you want to break. Click the Unlink Tasks button on the Standard toolbar. Or, select Edit – Unlink Tasks from the menu
9) To Create a Recurring Task: Select Insert – Recurring Task from the menu. Enter the recurring pattern information into the Recurring Task Information dialog box and click OK (note: recurring tasks are not supported by many PPM systems that integrate with MS Project)
10) To Open the Task Information Dialog Box: Click the Task Information button on the Standard toolbar. Or, right-click the task and select Task Information from the shortcut menu. Or, select the task and press
11) To Enter a Task Note: Click the Task Notes button on the Standard toolbar. Or, right-click the task and select Task Notes from the shortcut menu
12) To Insert a Hyperlink: Click the Insert Hyperlink button on the Standard toolbar. Or, right-click the task and select Hyperlink from the shortcut menu. Enter descriptive text in the Text to display text box. Enter the Web address in the Address text box. Click OK
13) To Move a Task: Select the task ID. Click and drag the task to a new location in the task list
14) To Copy a Task: Click the task ID of the task you want to copy. Select Edit – Copy Task from the menu. Or, right-click the selected task and select Copy Task from the shortcut menu. Or, select the task and press
15) To Paste a Copied Task: Click the task ID of the task you want the copied task to appear above. Select Edit – Paste from the menu
16) To Insert a Task: Click the task you want your new task to appear above. Select Insert – New Task from the menu. Or, right-click the task and select New Task from the shortcut menu. Or, press the
17) To Delete a Task: Select the task and select Edit – Delete Task from the menu. Or, select the task and press
More MS Project tips in the near future will be beneficial to all. Don’t you think so…? Well, I do.
* Based on MS Project® 2007.
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