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Delaying the start of assignments
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, the new children’s book plan includes a task to which
both a copyeditor and the book author, Tad Orman, are assigned. The intent of this task is
that the author will review the edits made to his book manuscript, and shortly afterward,
the copyeditor will begin to incorporate the author’s feedback. Right now, both resources
are assigned work throughout the duration of the task, but you’d like to delay the start of
the copyeditor’s work by two working days.
In this exercise, you delay the start of a resource assignment on a task.
SET UP You need the Advanced Assignments_Start file located in your Chapter11
practice file folder to complete this exercise. Open the Advanced Assignments_Start file,
and save it as Advanced Assignments.
On the View tab, in the Task Views group, click Task Usage .
As you might recall from Chapter 9, “Advanced task scheduling,” the Task Usage view
groups the assigned resources below each task.
In the Task Name column, below task 18, Author review of content edit , click the
assigned resource Copyeditors .
On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
As you can see, this task currently has two resources assigned to it: a copyeditor and
the new book’s author, Tad Orman.
Next you’ll delay the copyeditor’s assignment in the Task Usage view.
On the Format tab, in the Assignment group, click Information .
The Assignment Information dialog box appears.