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GP

how can I copy a task and its associated sub-tasks?

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 27, 2013 - 02:45 UTC

Hi Greg,

You aren't able to do this. You can right click on a project, and use the Export feature which will export all tasks under that project.

Thanks,
Brendon.

GP
Greg Pill premium
Replied on Nov 27, 2013 - 02:50 UTC

1) right click on tasks does not give me anything
2) Exporting is way too techie and counter-intuitive. I have never been able to make it work. I am not a programmer

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Nov 27, 2013 - 02:54 UTC

Greg,

Sorry for the misunderstanding. You need to actually head into the Project, top right corner, there is button, then choose Export. This then downloads to a TXT file, which you can then follow the same steps and import.

Thanks,
Brendon.

MrBenn premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 09:25 UTC

Why is it not possible just to make a copy of a task? There are lost of reasons why you would do this one example is a task is
Do A and B. Later you want to keep the priority,tags and project the same but split into task A and Task B with different dates.

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gdb premium
Replied on Oct 17, 2014 - 21:55 UTC

+1 for a simple way to copy/paste tasks

JA
James Ayers premium
Replied on Oct 18, 2014 - 21:18 UTC

Suppose there are six important steps to a task that I will need to do a few times next year, I'm not sure when yet. I've figured out these steps, and set them up as a task with the appropriate subtasks. Now I want a mechanism to save this, so that it will easily be available at some unknown time in the future.

It appears that if I Export this task with its subtasks, I'll get a text file, which I will need to maintain on my own. I'll need to create a folder for it, put it in that folder, and remember where I put that folder. When I need it, several months from now, I'll have to go find that folder, and Import it from there.

That's not an impossible task. But what I think what people are saying is that it would be much easier to be able to "copy" a given task and its subtasks, and paste it in place when I need it next February or whenever.