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CHAPTER 4: CREATING A SIMPLE PROJECT75ORGANIZING WORKstart date to the project start date. If you type a value in the summary task’s Duration cell, Project changes the task to Manually Scheduled mode.FIGURE 4-5Summary tasks help organize work into logical chunks and make the big-picture view emerge from the details. What’s more, Project calculates the dates, duration, and other values for summary tasks from the totals of their subordinate tasks.2. Type a name for the summary task, like Sign up cycling team, and press Enter.When Project inserts the new summary task, it selects the Task Name cell, so you can immediately type the summary task’s name.3. To create a summary task and subtasks at the same time, click anywhere in a blank row in the task list and then, in the Task tab’s Insert section, click Summary.Project inserts a new summary task with one subtask, named <New Summary Task> and <New Task>, respectively.4. In the <New Summary Task> cell, type Raise money, and then press Enter. In the <New Task> cell, type Send donation requests, and then press Enter.Project selects the next cell in the Task Name column. 5. In the next two blank Task Name cells, add the following tasks:• Send donation reminders• Send thank-you messages for donationsJust like the “Send donation requests” task you created in the previous step, these new tasks are subtasks of the “Raise money” summary task.
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76MICROSOFT PROJECT 2013: THE MISSING MANUALPUTTING TASKS IN THE RIGHT ORDERTIP To move tasks inward or outward in the outline at any time, select the tasks and then, in the Task tab’s Schedule section, click Indent Task or Outdent Task. Indent Task is a green arrow pointing to the right; Outdent Task is a green arrow pointing to the left. (Outdentis Microsoft-ese for the opposite of indent. That is, outdenting moves a task out to the next higher level in the outline.)All the tasks you’ve created so far start on the same day, which isn’t the way work will actually occur. The next section gets your project tasks into the right order.Putting Tasks in the Right OrderAlbert Einstein said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” The people who work on your project can’t do everything at once, so you have to obey the rules of time and put tasks into a sequence. In Project, a relationship between two tasks is known as a task dependencyor a task link. Defining the depen-dencies between tasks helps you determine which tasks start when, as well as when the project might finish.To link the tasks for your cycling team, do the following:1. Select the tasks related to signing up the team (“Research entry require-ments” through “Team signup complete”).You can select tasks in any number of ways. You can drag your mouse over the several rows to select the tasks. (You can drag over any cells in the rows.) To select individual tasks, Ctrl-click anywhere in each individual task’s row. To select adjacent tasks, click the first task, and then Shift-click the last task.

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