I have a schedule I am putting together for a repeating layout multi-floor building. Is there any easy way to copy the tasks and their predecessors and successors from say floor 2 and with minor renaming and editing and use them for floors 3-6?

I've tried copying and pasting small batches of tasks, 6-8 at a time, and the logic within the task range updates with the new relative Task IDs, predecessors and successors outside of the copied task range stay the same, which is great but I am seeing other inconsistencies in the pasted task logic that has me wondering if I am missing something or maybe there is a better way to do this (short of using sub-projects for each floor).

Any advice would be appreciated.

1 Answer 1


Create a summary task for floor one indenting all of the work underneath. Collapse the summary task - copy and paste. The links between the subtasks should be retained. What inconsistencies are you seeing?

  • Julie, thanks for the response. It is odd that this works perfectly while doing a multi-select copy and paste of multiple standalone tasks resulted in missing or dropped predecessor/successors and other inconsistencies.
    – Ed B
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 18:55
  • I'm not sure I'd say "odd". Summary tasks and subtasks have a sort of relationship. For example, delete, copy, or move a summary task and all of the subtasks are deleted, copied, or moved as well. The indentation under the summary tasks is more than for just looks. :-)
    – JulieS
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.