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Bulk indent of tasks within a project?

EG

Is it possible to do a bulk indent of tasks within a project?

Here is the use case:
1. I have a new project; I create it and start to add tasks.
2. I realize that the tasks would be better grouped into several major, super tasks, each with a bunch of sub-tasks.
3. I create the super tasks (e.g. for my non-profit: "Fundraising event", "Web site revision", "Team building activity", etc) and want to move each of the previously created sub-tasks to each of these super tasks.

Right now, I think I have to indent each sub-task individually.

I am familiar with multi-select and bulk edits to, say, change the due date or move to another project, but I don't think "indent" is supported as part of this. I also tried Ctrl+-> to indent.

I am using Chrome on a Samsung Chromebook (running ChromeOS).

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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 13, 2013 - 11:18

Hello Mike,

Unfortunately, that's not possible right now. However, you can indent tasks more quickly using the drag & drop feature. To do so, hover over a task, grab it by the drag & drop handle on the left and when you're holding it, press the number keys 1, 2, 3 or 4 to set a new indent level to this task.

This way you can easily grab one task after another and hit 2, for example and set each as a sub-task.


Best regards,
David

EG
Ernie G
Replied on Mar 13, 2013 - 12:21

Thanks, that works.

FYI
a) it took me a moment to figure out that to indent, "2" is the first indent. "1" does nothing as that is the outermost level. As a case study, know that I tried to indent with "1" first....

b) This reduces it to 2 clicks per item instead of 3, I think. So, that is an improvement. But mult-select would bring it down to 1 click for each plus one additional (to do the final indent. Just food for future thought...

David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 13, 2013 - 14:27

Ernie,

Thank you for your feedback, we will surely consider adding more bulk options in the future. You're welcome to vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/160/


Best regards,
David