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Quick Way to Link Predessors

Quick Way to Link Predessors

Quick Way to Link Predessors


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


Design Engineer Project Manager (DEPM)

RE: Quick Way to Link Predessors

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.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

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

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:


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.


Design Engineer Project Manager (DEPM)

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