Specifying whether to apply the bar name to new tasks

You can specify whether you want to apply the name of the bar automatically to new tasks that you create on the bar, or whether you want new tasks to be created without a name.

If you normally only draw a single task on each bar, you will probably want each task to have the same name as the bar on which it is located. If you frequently draw more than one task on a bar, you will probably find it useful to specify that new tasks are created without having the name of the bar applied to them automatically. You can then edit the name of each task individually.

To specify whether new tasks should inherit the name of the bar on which they are located:

  1. Click the File tab, then click Options. The Options dialog appears.
  2. Click the Edit tab.
  3. Select the Copy bar name radio button to specify that new tasks should inherit the name of their bar, or select the Leave name empty radio button to specify that new tasks should be created without a name.
  4. Close the dialog.

Related Topics:

Entering bar and task names in the spreadsheet

Entering bar and task names in the Bar and Task Properties dialog

Working in one-task-per-line mode