Pro 13: Switching Tables Defaults to Task One RRS feed

  • Question

  • Project 2013

    Our projects can have thousands of activities.

    Example: When we are on task 500 in the Entry table and then switch to another table (work, tracking, etc.), Project takes us back to Task 1.

    How can we make it stay on the active task, in this case task 500?

    Thank you in advance.

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:21 PM

All replies

  • Nealooo,

    First of all, is your version of Project 2013 updated with the June Cumulative Update? If not, run Windows Update.

    If you have a field or whole row of a particular task selected and then simply change the view table, that same task should still be selected. However, if you do not have a task field selected and simply scroll down to a particular task line without actually selecting anything, then when you switch the view table, the new view will in fact default back to the beginning, or whatever task was selected before switching view tables.

    Hope this helps.


    Friday, July 1, 2016 12:20 AM
  • This is an annoying poor user experience and I've berated the Microsoft team about it before.

    Quick way to jump to a task is to press <F5> then type the id number then <Enter>. Not only does that task become selected but the timescale moves to show the start date of the task as well.

    Rod Gill
    Author of the one and only Project VBA Book

    Saturday, July 2, 2016 3:57 AM
  • Thanks Rod - I am aware of and use F5. Thank you for berating Microsoft on behalf of all of us. They seem to have listened to you in Project 2016. Thanks for your time.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:22 PM