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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.

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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?

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  • 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
    Jul 19 '16 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
    Jul 20 '16 at 15:25

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