Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating dependencies between plans
NOTE When you are creating an external predecessor link, Project requires the
following format: File Name\Task ID .
Project supplies the value External Task for the new predecessor task’s name and
other values.
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Click OK to close the Task Information dialog box.
Project inserts the external predecessor task named Prepare book sales kit into the
project. The external task represents task 12 from the Consolidating A project.
The external predecessor task appears in the plan
to which it is linked with its task name in gray.
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The external task’s Gantt bar is gray.
TIP If you point to the external task’s Gantt bar, Project displays a ScreenTip that
contains details about the external task, including the full path to the external plan
where the external predecessor task resides.
Next, you’ll look at the external task in the Consolidating A plan.
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On the View tab, in the Window group, click Switch Windows , and then click
Consolidating A .
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In the Task Name column, select the names of task 12, Prepare book sales kit , and
task 13, Interior illustration design .
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On the View tab, in the Zoom group, click Selected Tasks .
Project adjusts the chart portion of the Gantt Chart view to display the selected tasks.
 
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