none
What happens to Inactive tasks when opening a project in Standard? RRS feed

Answers

  • Hello Brian,

    Project Standard 2010 recognizes and displays inactive tasks in an mpp file created by Project Professional 2010 but it does not allow us to toggle its status back to "active". So the drop-down list of the "Active" field is grayed out and the cell always displays "No" in a strikethrough formatting.

    Regards.




    Monday, August 27, 2012 1:42 AM

All replies

  • Hello Brian,

    Project Standard 2010 recognizes and displays inactive tasks in an mpp file created by Project Professional 2010 but it does not allow us to toggle its status back to "active". So the drop-down list of the "Active" field is grayed out and the cell always displays "No" in a strikethrough formatting.

    Regards.




    Monday, August 27, 2012 1:42 AM
  • Good to know. Thanks!
    Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:01 PM
  • You're welcome. -- Regards.
    Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:42 PM
  • I have tested Microsoft Project for two months with the professional version and created a lot of projects with some inactive tasks.

    Now I have bought a license for the standard (I don't need collaboration ect.) but in the projects I created, several tasks are inactive and like mentioned here I can't change it to active.
    I just want to make the tasks active, does someone have a workaround for this?

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:39 PM
  • Koen TT --
     
    If you insert the Active column in any task view, I believe you will see Project User stated back in late August, which is that you cannot edit the Active cell if you are using the Standard version of Microsoft Project 2010.  Given this reality, the only workaround would be to create a new task immediately following each Inactive task with the same information as the Inactive task.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:17 PM
    Moderator
  • Well,potentially you could download the trial version of Professional, edit the plan to set all tasks to active, and then open it up in the standard version again.

    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:53 PM
    Moderator
  • Ben --
     
    That is a way clever solution, my cousin.  :)
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:05 AM
    Moderator