Copying Tasks

You can copy one or more tasks to use as the basis for other tasks. The following list describes the various copy techniques:

Copy a single task name. Click in the Task Name field and then click Copy Cell on the Standard toolbar. Click the Task Name field in a blank row and then click Paste.

Copy multiple adjacent task names. Click the first task name you want to select, hold down the Shift key, and then click the last task name. All task names between the first and last are selected. Click Copy Cell. Click the first Task Name field where you want the selected tasks to be pasted, and then click Paste. You can also simply drag to select the tasks. If you want to copy the selected tasks to empty rows directly under a particular task, drag the fill handle in the lower-right corner of the cell into those empty rows (see Figure 3-14).

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Task Name

Duration

34

B Identify Heeded Materials and Supplies

7 days

35

Select a business approach (from "Evaluate Business ;

2 days

36

Identify management staff resources

1 day

37

Identify staffing requirements

1 day

38

39

40

41

42

43

Identify needed raw materials

1 day

44

Identify needed utilities

1 day

45

Summarize operating expenses and financial projection

1 day

Figure 3-14. Copy tasks using the fill handle.

Copy multiple nonadjacent task names. Click the first task name you want to select, hold down the Ctrl key, and then click any additional task names you want to add to the selection (see Figure 3-15). Click Copy Cell. Select the Task Name field where you want the selected tasks to start to be added and then click the Paste button. The tasks are added in the order that you selected them.

0 Task Name

Duration

90

H Provide Physical Facilities

15 days

91

Secure operation space

| 5 days

92

Select computer network hardware

1 day

93

Select computer software

| 1 day

94

Establish utilities

3 days

95

|| Provide furniture and equipment |

| 4 days

96

Move in

1 day

Figure 3-15. Copy multiple task names at once to save yourself some keyboard entry.

Copy a single task and its task information. Click the row heading of the task you want to copy, which selects the entire task and its associated information. Click Copy Task. To add the task into an empty row, select the row and then click Paste. To insert the task between two existing tasks, select the lower task (below where you want the copied task to appear) and then click Paste.

Copy multiple adjacent tasks and their task information. Click the row heading of the first task you want to copy. Hold down the Shift key and then click the row heading of the last task (see Figure 3-16). Click Copy Task. Select the task below where you want the copied tasks to start to be added and then click Paste.

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Task Name

Duration

37,_

â–¡ Provide Staffing

4fl days

88 rn

Interview and test candidates

14 days

99

Hire staff

10 days

100

Train staff

16 days

101

Start up the business

_Odays

Figure 3-16. Copy multiple tasks along with all their associated information.

Copy multiple nonadjacent tasks and their task information. Click the row heading of the first task you want to copy. Hold down the Ctrl key and then click the row headings of all the tasks you want to copy. Click Copy Task. Select the task below where you want the copied tasks to be added. Click Paste. The tasks are added in the order that you selected them.

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