Bulk indent of tasks within a project?
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).
Asked by Ernie G on Mar 13, 2013 - 09:58
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.
Ernie G on Mar 13, 2013 - 12:21
Thanks, that works.
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...