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How can I list the description of all predecessors and successors of a task? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to be able to click on a task and somewhere on the screen be able to view detailed information about all of its predecessors and successors, not simply the ID# of them. Is this possible?

    Thanks

    Friday, July 13, 2012 5:59 PM

Answers

  • Hello MattSears18,

    You can see ID, Task Name, relationship type, and lead or lag bu looking at the task form in the lower pane and formatting it to show Predecessors and Successors.

    I hope this helps.

    Julie

    Friday, July 13, 2012 8:09 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi ,

    Just to add to Julie's response, the best way to get the task form is to split the screen - right click in the Gantt Chart area and select split.  That way, the details shown in the bottom screen (right-click and select predecessors and successors as Julie intimated) are for the Task selected in the upper screen and using the up/down keyboard arrows you can scroll through the whole project.

     FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at this web address:  http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm

    Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)

    Mike Glen
    MS Project MVP (97-11)
    See http://tinyurl.com/2xbhc for my free Project Tutorials

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:36 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Matt,

    You may want to look at the Relationship Diagram view.  While this does not give you "all" information about the predecessors and successors, this is the most complete view I know of that will should ID, task name and relationship.  I usually use it with a combination (split screen) view, consisting of the Gantt Chart view on top and the Relationship Diagram view on the bottom, when I am checking to ensure all tasks have at least one predecessor and on successor.  This method is synchronized, meaning when you click on a task in the upper portion of the view (Gantt Chart table area), the relationships show in the bottom area.

    Hope this helps.


    Gregg D. Richie, PMP, MCTS; Author, Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Official Academic Course Series

    Friday, July 13, 2012 6:39 PM
  • Hello MattSears18,

    You can see ID, Task Name, relationship type, and lead or lag bu looking at the task form in the lower pane and formatting it to show Predecessors and Successors.

    I hope this helps.

    Julie

    Friday, July 13, 2012 8:09 PM
    Moderator
  • In Project 2010, there is a new function called the Task Inspector. If you select a task, and click the Inspect button on the Task tab, it will show you the predecessors. It doesn't show successors however. It's an additional alternative to the one presented.

    Treb Gatte

    Friday, July 13, 2012 11:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi ,

    Just to add to Julie's response, the best way to get the task form is to split the screen - right click in the Gantt Chart area and select split.  That way, the details shown in the bottom screen (right-click and select predecessors and successors as Julie intimated) are for the Task selected in the upper screen and using the up/down keyboard arrows you can scroll through the whole project.

     FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at this web address:  http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm

    Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)

    Mike Glen
    MS Project MVP (97-11)
    See http://tinyurl.com/2xbhc for my free Project Tutorials

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:36 AM
    Moderator