again one of my Blog Readers has a question: “What if I want to make changes to the master project but don’t want it to change the sub projects? I want to be able to re-order the tasks in the master project but want them to stay in the same order for the sub projects. I thought you could save “one way”. I say yes to saving the master and no to the subs and I lose the master changes. Am I asking for the impossible?”
First I will create two Projects in MS PROJECT 2013:
After saving those two Projects (and you know how to save it), I’ll create Master Project, and I’ll Insert those two Project in Master:
After adding those two Project I’ll get:
Now I will move Second Tasks form second to the First Place in Master Project:
OK! Let’s see what is with Original Projects:
As you can see those Task has been moved in original Projects, as well!
If you want to avoid that you can make this:
When I do this for both Project I’ll get the same thing:
I will move Tasks, as I did in my previous example:
Let’s see the original Projects again:
Now I will add a brand new Task in Master Project, below Second Task of Second Project:
Now, again, let’s look at the Project #2:
New Task is not in it.
Be aware of this. If you add a Project in Master Project with Link to Project checkmark selected, whatever you do in Mater Project will be reflected in original Projects. On the other hand, if you add a Project in Master Project with Link to Project checkmark deselected, Master Project acts like a stand alone Project, ant that means that whatever you do in Master Project will not be reflected in original Projects. In that case Master Project and Subprojects are acting like a separate stand alone Project (as you type them manually).