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How to create sub tasks?


Sorry I may be missing something really obvious but I can't find any way to create sub-tasks. I searched the other questions and answers and there were lots of references to bugs & other issues but no question about how to actually create them! Many people referred to an indent sign but I don't seem to have that function. I can (in order from L to R on my screen) hover to re-order / tick a box / edit the task name / add notes / edit the date / get a dropdown list with other options like reminders and priority, but I can't see anything about sub-tasks. What am I missing? Thanks

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Sep 30, 2013 - 21:35

Hi Rebecca,

You cannot change a task's indent level from the Today screen or other date based views. Head to the project for that task, click on it to edit, and then at the far right side you will see those arrows to change the indent level. You can also use CTRL+RightArrow to do the same thing.


Rebecca premium
Replied on Sep 30, 2013 - 22:54

Fantastic! Thanks for the very prompt answer.

Samantha OConnor premium
Replied on May 30, 2014 - 09:55

I am probably being dim too, but if I have set a task and its in a project, and I would like to add a series of sub tasks to that , how do I do that?

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on May 30, 2014 - 10:23

Hi Samantha,

I replied to your other thread. Sorry it took a while, I was finishing it up with examples and some tips for you. :-) Here's how you can add sub-tasks:

You can do create sub-tasks in two different ways.

Method 1: Using Keyboard shortcuts
- edit a tasks
- use CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT (or CMD is you're using a Mac) to change the level of a tasks

Method 2: Using on-screen buttons
- edit a task
- hover on the 3-dot icon on the bottom right of a task
- use the last two icons to change the level

As for adding more sub-task, you change a level of a task so it will have the same level of the other sub-task. Also, while adding sub-tasks, it automatically adds a blank one for you at the same level which is convenient is your doing a long list.

You can create as much as four levels for you sub-tasks to break them down even further.

Best Regards,