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Adding the missing (dependency) link
When you create a dependency, by default, it’s a finish-to-start relationship:
One task must finish before another can start. If that’s just the kind of
dependency you want, that’s all there is to it. If not, after you create this link, you
can edit it to change the dependency type or to build in lag or lead time.
To establish a simple finish-to-start link, follow these steps:
1. Display Gantt Chart view and make sure that the two tasks you want
to link are visible.
You might have to collapse some tasks in your project or use the Zoom
command on the View menu to fit more tasks on your screen.
2. Click the predecessor taskbar and drag your mouse pointer to the
successor taskbar.
As you drag, a box appears, as shown in Figure 6-4, and your cursor
changes to the shape of a little chain link.
3. When the readout indicates the task number you want to link to,
release your mouse button.
Figure 6-4:
This box lets
you know
when your
cursor is
resting over
the task to
which you
want to link.
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