What happens if I don't complete a recurring event?
I have an item that's set to repeat daily.
Say I don't complete it on Tuesday.
Does that mean on Wednesday, it'll show up as an overdue item from Tuesday + a fresh Wednesday item?
in this case it will only show up once as overdue and will be "pushed back" each day so on Wednesday it'll show up as yesterday, on Thursday as "2 days ago" etc.
If you want this task to "catch up", you can either simply click on the checkbox as many times as necessary (best done in the project view as the check mark doesn't get stuck until you refresh the search result page) or you can press and hold the Ctrl button, then select one or multiple overdue recurring tasks and choose "Update date" from the menu that will appear at the top of the page.
In case of the "Update date" function, we are currently experiencing a small bug with this function when used from a search result page, but we're already working on it, sorry for the inconvenience.
You can try all options out by setting up an example task with a past due date such as:
"every day starting 1. aug 2011"
I am seeing different behavior - I am marking a task complete that is overdue one day (a recurring task) and it is marking it complete, but then moving the task to the next day, not giving me a new task for the current day.
For example: I have a recurring task that I did not mark complete yesterday (Monday), but I marked it complete today (Tuesday). It then moved the task to tomorrow (Thursday). I would expect it to be in my task list for today (Tuesday).
I have also played with the update date function, but I can't seem to get it to work at all. (Meaning I set a date and OK it, but it still is set for the original date).
this is the correct behavior, an overdue task will always be moved to the next occurrence with reference to the current date and not its overdue date. For example, if you have a task due "every day" and it's overdue by 6 days, you won't need to complete it 6 times to "catch up" and you can check it off once you do anything you had to do for the past 6 days incl. today. Then, after checking off, it'll be due tomorrow.
As for the "update date" function, please clarify - are you referring to the multi-select update date function? If so - are you trying to change a recurring date? This function only works on tasks with a single specific due date or no date.
Thanks for the information on that behavior - it makes sense; I was hoping to be able to complete an overdue re-occurring task and then separately complete another instance of the task, but I can use this functionality.
I was using the update date (pressing control, selecting the task, and then selecting change date) to try to set one of my re-occurring tasks back to today (same scenario as I laid out in the first paragraph). Meaning, I was trying to set the task back to today (Tuesday) rather then what it had been set to.