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Outline and Summary Tasks Jumping Around RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Thanks for the help!  I'm struggling with my outline--summary tasks and subtasks.  I keep moving sections (summaries) around while their subtasks are collapsed so that I can get all of the hundreds of tasks in the right order.  I'll have all of the major level 1 and 2 summaries in the order I want to view them, and then as soon as I expand a level they will jump out of order.  Also subtasks of one summary will jump to another summary.

    I'm sure this is something simple I'm not aware of, but would someone mind cluing me in!

    Thx!

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:17 PM

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  • Also, when I drag/drop sections, it will subjugate itself to the same level task I want it to be shown below...

    i.e. Here is my outline:

    - Planning
       *Phase I
           ~subtask
           ~subtask
    - Communications
        *Comm 1
            ~subtask
            ~subtask
         *Comm 2
            ~subtask
            ~subtask
    - Construction
        *Phase 1
            ~subtask
            ~subtask
         *Phase 2
            ~subtask
            ~subtask

    All 2nd levels have hundreds of subtasks so as I'm drag/dropping them I have them collapsed.  I'll drag Construction above Communication...when I do that 1) Construction winds up as a sub level to Planning, 2) as I move the indent back to lvl 1, one of the lvl2 of the lvl1 above becomes a lvl2 to the one I just moved back to lvl1.

    I've tried everything I can think of...it's driving me nuts.  What am I doing wrong?!?

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:28 PM
  • I'll finally get it organized the way I want it with proper levels in the proper order, but as soon as I expand the parts jump all over the place.  When I try drag/dropping with everything expanded from the start, they just don't move...i.e. I select hundreds of rows and then move them to the proper place...I see the horizontal line showing me where it's going to place it, but when I let go nothing happens.
    Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:31 PM
  • Hi, are you able to share the plan?

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Check this. Go to view, sort.
    Check that you are sorted by ID.
    Do not, at least the first time, "permanently renumber .."

    Getting the indenting right is usually just a matter of practice at lining things up.

    Blank lines don't help.

    Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:28 PM