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Working with Tasks

Tasks are at the heart of Project, and you often need to make changes across a large number of tasks. Using a macro to do this is far more efficient than making all the individual changes by hand. Because of how common and powerful such macros can be, understanding how to cycle through all the tasks in a project and perform or not perform an operation on them is an essential skill.

For example, imagine a project in which several components are being developed. The workflow for each component is the same, so you would like to create just one schedule and then cut and paste for the other components. This works well when you keep the original outline structure, but you might sort, filter, or otherwise manipulate the tasks so that the original context is lost. To solve this, you can create a macro that joins the component name (which is in the summary task) to the task name so that the task name is a complete description.


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