Inactive Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013


this Post will be a really short one!

I’m going to explain how Inactive Task is different in MS PROJECT 2013. First, notice that this functionality is available only with MS PROJECT 2013 PROFESSIONAL version.

I’ll create new Project,first:


Suppose, that I don’t need Task 2 any more. I’ll make it Inactive:


and I’ll get:


As you can see, Task 3, as Successor of Task 2 now has Star date same as Task 2.

Where is the difference between MS PROJECT 2010 and 2013? In 2010 version, Task 3 will have start date set as a Project Start date (e.g. it’s Start date will be the same as Start date of Task 1).  In 2013 version it has same Start date as Inactive Task.

You can like it or not, but it is what it is!



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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