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How to create a recurring task with subtasks?


I have a task which needs to be completed every month. The task has sub-tasks, and they need to be completed every time also. If I create them all as recurring tasks, then I see sub-tasks listed twice, once as sub-tasks of the parent task, and once separately. If I delete any one of these two, the other gets deleted also.

How do I make these recurring sub-tasks appear only under the parent task?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Nov 01, 2013 - 01:19 UTC

Hi there,

The best option would be to not enter a due date for the parent task, and only have dates for the subtasks. This way you'd only see it once.

You can even add a * to the beginning of the parent task name to remove the check box.


Laura H
Replied on Apr 30, 2014 - 19:29 UTC

I just added a votebox asking for similar functionality: http://todoist.com/Vote/show/8351/

Kerim Friedman  premium
Replied on Nov 09, 2014 - 05:57 UTC

I'm not using Android, but this seems to be a problem across platforms. There really needs to be a better way of handling the repetition of complex projects. There are numerous threads about this, but the answer by Brendon here is the best explanation of what the "official" way of handling this issue is. However, I really hope that the developers do not consider this to be a particular ideal way of handling repeating projects and are working on something better. It seems to me that most people expect sub-projects to repeat with the parent, and that the option should be turned on by default, with the option to set specific sub-tasks not to repeat by entering a one-time due date for them.