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Quick Way to Link Predessors

Quick Way to Link Predessors

(OP)
Hi,

Is there a quick way to link desired predecessors, instead of manually typing in a series of them using MS Project 2010?

Thanks

Design Engineer Project Manager (DEPM)

RE: Quick Way to Link Predessors

(OP)
Hi Group,



To a elaborate a little bit more with my question, I'm looking for for a way to link predecessors quickly instead of manually typing in.

For example, I have a milestone & I would like to link a series of predecessors to it. How can this be done?

Design Engineer Project Manager (DEPM)

RE: Quick Way to Link Predessors

I think typing is probably better than using the mouse to graphically link them, but you can link tasks using the mouse. You might need to list the task numbers on a piece of paper, then type them in. The advantage of typing predecessors is that you can cut and paste them. As far as I know, those are the only options for linking tasks.

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RE: Quick Way to Link Predessors

You can link tasks by several different methods:

Predecessor Column
Using the highlight and link icon
Under the Task Information screen > resources tab
The Task Details Form

All of these provide different ways to create the predecessor links. I'd take a look at these and see what best works for you.

RE: Quick Way to Link Predessors

(OP)
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the feedback.

When I originally posted, I forgot about the link task options.

I was originally asking for a manual approach or semi-automated approach, where one would "punch in" a (large) series of predecessors (because I have a large program).

I figured out how to do this within Excel by the following function:

=AB16&Z17&","

For example,

If the first predecessor was MS Projects ID or row, starting at “21”, then I would type that into Excel

If the last predecessor was “32” or MS Projects ID or row “32”,

Then I could copy the result into MS Project’s function bar & get rid of the last ‘ , ‘ (comma)

Perhaps, a bit more manual, but it also works well too.

Thanks




Design Engineer Project Manager (DEPM)

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