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As you name tasks, try to the keep task names in your project both
descriptive and unique. However, if you can’t make all the names unique (for
example, you have three tasks named Hire Staff), you can use the automatically
assigned task number or the work breakdown structure (WBS) code (see
Chapter 5) to identify tasks; these numbers are always unique for each task.
Importing tasks from Outlook
After you get started thinking about what has to be accomplished in your
project, tasks are like rabbits breeding. What might start as a series of simple
to-do tasks in Outlook often becomes a full-fledged project with hundreds of
tasks. When that happens, you’ll be glad to know that Microsoft provides an
easy-to-use import feature that puts the tasks you create in Outlook into
Although the Project import-mapping feature allows you to map fields in a file
created in another application to fields in Project to import data, the process
can be tedious. The Import Outlook Tasks feature is essentially an import map
that’s preset to work with Outlook task fields.
Follow these steps to import Outlook tasks into Project:
1. Open the plan that you want to insert tasks into, or open a new
project (choose File
2. Choose Tools
Import Outlook Tasks.
The Import Outlook Tasks dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 4-3.