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Scheduling summary tasks manually
In this exercise, you enter manual durations for some summary tasks.
1
On the View tab, in the Data group, click Outline , and then click Level 1 .
Project hides all subtasks and nested summary tasks, letting you more easily focus on
the top-level tasks in the plan.
2
On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Entire Project .
Note that the expand/collapse triangles next to the summary task names changed
direction and color, indicating that the subtasks are hidden. In this view, you can
more easily see and compare the durations of the individual summary tasks.
Next, you’ll enter some manual durations. You’ll begin with the Editorial phase, which
you’d like to see completed within 30 working days.
3
Click the expand/collapse arrow next to the name of task 20, the Editorial summary
task.
With the summary task’s subtasks now displayed, you’ll more easily see the effect of
entering a manual duration for the summary task.
4
In the Duration field for the summary task 20, Editorial , type 30d and press Enter.
A manually scheduled summary task displays two bars to
account for both the manual and automatic durations.
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