how to edit Multiple Tasks at once in MS PROJECT 2013

Hi,

often you will need to edit information not only for single, but for multiple Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013, and you will not want to edit Task by Task because it is time consuming. What can you do?

First IU will create simple Project:

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Now suppose that I want to edit all of them (or some), so I have to select those Tasks and then:

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and I will get:

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I will cover all Tabs, but not all field, just most important:

General Tab

  1. Name – if you put something in this field  (for example: Development), all selected Tasks will have this (same) name
  2. Duration – if you put number in this field, all selected Tasks will have same Duration
  3. Percent complete – if you put number here, all Tasks will have same % Complete
  4. Schedule Mode – you will select for all Selected Tasks Manually or Auto Schedule Mode

Resources Tab

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You can assign same Resources for all Selected Tasks

Advanced Tab

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  1. Deadline – you can put same Deadline date for all Selected Tasks
  2. Constraint Type – you can choose Constraint type for all Selected Tasks (for example, ASAP, ALAP,SNET,FNET,….), and put appropriate date
  3. Task type – you can choose between Fixed Units, Fixed Work or Fixed Duration, and if Tasks are Effort or non Effort driven (Fixed Work type is always effort driven)

As you can see you can not put predecessors for Multiple Tasks, and that make sense!

To conclude, this feature is very powerful, and use it whenever you can, so you will save a lot, and I mean A LOT of time!

Regards!

  1. Calendar – you can choose default Calendar for all Selected Tasks
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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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One Response to how to edit Multiple Tasks at once in MS PROJECT 2013

  1. Savio says:

    Very nice! The inability to do this by selecting multiple tasks and right clicking is an acknowledged MS Project bug. Your technique works really well!

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