Have you wanted to quickly move tasks around your project plan within an existing task list?
In the past, you may have had to delete an existing task, and then have to re-insert the task where you wish it to be placed within the project plan. Not now. You can use the ‘Drag and Drop’ facility to move your tasks effortlessly around your task list.
How to move tasks within an existing list
Tasks, or groups of tasks often need to be moved up or down the task list, either within their own summary tasks or to within other summary tasks.
Within Microsoft Project 2013/2010, to move one task above another:
1. Select the entire task with a click on its row heading:
2. Drag the task to its desired position, indicated by a line cursor:
3. Then drop the task at its new position:
General tips in moving tasks
1. Move tasks before linking them.
2. Selecting a cell and not a row will ONLY move (cut/paste) that cell’s contents.
3. Use Undo to move the task back to its original row if required.
Looking for a bit more detail?
In addition, Reference B1.2 of Project Mentor will tell you all you need to know about the subject discussed above.
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