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Remove or show "certain" summary tasks in Microsoft MS Project 2010

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  • Hello all,

    I am working in MS Project 2010(trial). I have a master schedule which I use to hold multiple subprojects. When I add a subproject, the project is added with the project name at the top of the hierarchy, then task name, then so forth down the line. Now in Project 2010 we have the option to remove Summary Tasks, but this option will hide all summary tasks and those beneath them. Now what I need to do is remove JUST the top level. This shows up as the file name of the project it comes from which is just another step in the drill down. In project 2007 you could just "out"-dent the task to the highest level, and delete the top of the hierarchy without it affecting its members. It seems they have removed this feature from 2010 master scheduling, as the project beneath will only outdent to one level before the top level task and no further. I want to group by iteration, but I lose this information when I uncheck the summary task.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:42 PM

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  • Ryan W C --

    Sorry, but it is not possible to hide the first line of every subproject. This line shows the Project Summary Task for each project and it is part of the file structure of the subproject.  I think you will just need to live with this.  Sorry.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    • Marked as answer by Ryan W C Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:17 PM
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:35 AM
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  • Ryan,

    I don't quite follow what you think you are able to do in Project 2007. In any version of Project it is not possible to outdent subproject tasks of a dynamic master to the same level as the insertion point summary line. It can be done with a static master, but not a dynamic master. In a dynamic master the insertion point summary lines are part of the master file itself, the subprojects are not.

    I must be misunderstanding something. What is your end goal?

    John

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:02 AM
  • Ryan W C --

    Sorry, but it is not possible to hide the first line of every subproject. This line shows the Project Summary Task for each project and it is part of the file structure of the subproject.  I think you will just need to live with this.  Sorry.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Ryan W C Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:17 PM
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 2:35 AM
    Moderator