Adding Tasks to Your Project Plan

To enter tasks directly into your project plan, follow these steps: 1 Make sure you're working in the Gantt Chart.

You can see the name of the current view in the Active View bar that runs vertically along the left side of the view. If it doesn't say Gantt Chart, click View, Gantt Chart.

You can enter tasks in any task view, of course. For more information about views, see Chapter 4.

2 Type the name of the task in the Task Name field.

3 Press Enter or the down arrow key to move to the next row.

The task name isn't recorded and other commands remain unavailable until you press Enter.

4 To edit a task that's already entered, click the task name and then make your changes in the entry box just above the task sheet. Or click in the selected task name until the cursor appears and edit it directly in the Task Name field.

For more information about entering durations, links, and start and finish dates, see Chapter 5, "Scheduling Tasks."

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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