Changing links across projects

After you link tasks across projects, you may need to change information about the link. For example, you may want to change the type of dependency from the default finish-to-start link, or you may want to create lag time.

You can modify a link between tasks in different subprojects from either the subproject or from the consolidated project. In the subproject, double-click the line that links an internal task to the external task, as shown in Figure 15-13. In the consolidated project, double-click the line that links the two tasks, as shown in Figure 15-14. In both cases, Project displays the Task Dependency dialog box.

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Figure 15-13: In a subproject, double-click the link line between the internal task and the external task to display the Task Dependency dialog box.

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Figure 15-13: In a subproject, double-click the link line between the internal task and the external task to display the Task Dependency dialog box.

The two versions of the dialog boxes differ slightly. If you work from within the subproject, you can update the path of the link and use the Type list box to change the type of link and the Lag list box to change the amount of lag time between the linked tasks. If you work from within the consolidated project, you can't update the path of the link, but you can change the type of link and the amount of lag time.

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