Task Types RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am in the early stages of creating my Project.  I have the WBS entered along with 'Work' hours to be assigned to resources, no Durations yet.  As I read Project 2013 for Dummies while creating my Project I realize that I need to utilize the 'Fixed Work' Task Type.  However, when I attempt to change that setting, it is greyed out and not available to edit.

    Any thoughts on why?  I feel that I may be overlooking some logic.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Monday, December 9, 2013 8:58 PM

All replies

  • Mikeflww --

    If double-click the Project Summary Task (Row 0 or Task 0) or a summary task, the Task Type field is grayed out and locked for editing.  If you double-click any regular task or milestone task, you should see that the Task Type field is available for editing.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Monday, December 9, 2013 9:56 PM
  • You also may want to look at the task mode column.  If the task is set to 'manually schedule' then the task type is greyed out.  If you change it to 'auto schedule' you can change the task type the way you described.

    Monday, December 9, 2013 10:10 PM