Adding subproject as read only RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a master project that imports a sub project. When editing the master project I don't want the subproject to change under any circumstances. The sub project should only be possible to modify by opening up and editing that file directly.

    Is this possible to configure in Microsoft Project or is the only possibility to set the file permissions?

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:24 PM


All replies

  • Hi Seberik,

    Yes, this is possible.  When you insert the sub project, select Insert Read-Only from the drop down menu.

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:30 PM
  • seberik,

    Although Ben's suggestion is one approach I can think of a couple others.

    After editing the master and you are ready to close, Project will ask if you want to save all changes. Answer "yes" for the master but "no" for the subproject.

    But perhaps the safest approach is to not create a dynamic master in the first place. When you insert the subproject, uncheck the "link to project" option in the lower right corner of the Insert Project window. That will create a static master. The contents of the subproject will be in the master but there will be no link.


    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:21 PM