Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adjusting task link relationships
In this exercise, you enter lead and lag time and change task relationships between
predecessor and successor tasks.
On the Task tab, in the Tasks group, click Inspect .
The Task Inspector pane appears. This pane succinctly reveals the scheduling factors
that affect the selected task, such as predecessor task relationships, resource
calendars, task calendars, or a combination of factors. You can click any item in the Task
Inspector that appears in blue to get more details. For example, you can click the
assigned resource’s name under Calendar to see their resource calendar. You do not
need to display the Task Inspector to change task details, but it can be a handy tool
in some cases.
Select the name of task 31, Print and ship .
In the Task Inspector pane, you can view the scheduling factors affecting this task.
For task 31, you can see that its predecessor is task 30, Generate proofs . You can see
in the pane that the two tasks have a finish-to-start relationship with zero lag time.
Next, you’ll adjust the lag value on the task relationship to account for the transit
time of the proofs to the printer. Because you cannot edit this value directly in
the Task Inspector, you’ll display the Task Information dialog box. First, though,
you’ll display this task’s Gantt bar so that you can more easily observe the effect of
adjusting the lag.
On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .