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This is my first ms-project. I want to plan the production and external operations of our plant. Production of reference #1 is something that will likely happen every 4 to 6 weeks (every time I receive a purchasing order). Is there any way I can group and save all these tasks together?

What I want is, instead of creating all tasks everytime I receive a PO, to select something like "Production of reference #1" and have all the tasks automatically created, and I will only need to decide when first task starts.

Is that possible?

  • @Tob , you've answered the question. Why not make it an answer ? Oct 22, 2017 at 11:27
  • @GürkanÇetin done :)
    – Tob
    Oct 22, 2017 at 12:21

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You can group tasks by clicking on summary task under a headline task as @самиJ.D. pointed out. The corresponding option should be at the task menu. It might be possible to copy & paste the headline task (incl. the subtasks) and set a start date / relationship for the headline task.

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    The trick is to link only the main task, for copy-paste to work effectively. The subtasks can be inter-linked. Oct 22, 2017 at 12:24
  • So, what I have to do is to select a group of tasks and click on "summary task" so one global task is created, which includes all the other subtasks. In order to copy-paste that, I need to copy-paste the main global task. What I don't understand now, after checking it, is what's the differene between summary and indenting the tasks. Thank you for your answers! Oct 22, 2017 at 16:53
  • @самиJ.D. Sorry, translated it from my language, seems like MS picked a better word in yours.
    – Tob
    Oct 22, 2017 at 17:03

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