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Indenting new emailed tasks

Here is my scenario ... (I admit up front - I'm probably missing something here but can't figure this one out ...)

I have a TASK set in Todoist ... Then, I have an EMAIL come in and I want to attach that continued conversation to the already created task. I forward EMAIL it to that PROJECT. I now have two items - the master task and the new one to attach (indent). Let's call the keyword in each of these "hall" ... When I filter to hall ... both come up.. BUT, I can't do anything with the newer entry. There are no indention arrows and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work. I also can't GRAB AND MOVE it up in the column. What am I missing here??

I have numerous other conversations that are based on one topical task and need to create an ongoing timeline to keep them together. I'm betting you can do it here but I'm running a blank on how!

THANKS for your help!

BW

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2013 - 18:05

Hi Benton,

Unfortunately, there is no automatic sub-task creation with sending emails. For this to work, once the emailed task is created, you will have to edit it, and change the indent level (Ctrl+Right Arrow) and move it underneath the other task, it will then become the sub-task.

Thanks,
Brendon.

Benton White premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 09:17

OK ... I can live with "no automatic sub-task creation" .... I'm more concerned about finding and matching sub entries to the original one. Are you saying that the only way for me to find those entries and tie them together is to filter to that project - search that long list of to-do's and then manually drag the newest entry right below the original entry and hit Ctrl+RightArrow? With many to-do's in any given project, you can understand why that would be a hassle and time consuming.

What would be optimum is to SEARCH for a common word/phrase (my example "hall") and then tie them together in my created filter mode. But I'm not having any luck with that. Am I missing something? I hope there is a better solution for this than to go searching a long list of to-do's in a project to visually match and manually tie them together.

Thanks much!

BW

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 11:01

Benton,

Yes, unfortunately at this time the only way to do this is to manually drag the newly created task to the parent task you'd like to use. When doing custom searches there is no way to drag and drag tasks, which is why this is not as easy to accomplish.

We will try to improve this in future updates. Feel free to add this to our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/

Thanks,
Brendon.

Benton White premium
Replied on Aug 21, 2013 - 11:05

Thanks much for your information Brendon .... I do hope you guys will seriously consider this in future updates. It was always a piece I used in Outlook - prior to dumping them and coming to you. Glad we can at least do it here but sure would be easier to accomplish based on my information above.

BW