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Adding a new task under a group

KT

Is there a way to continue adding task under a group or a subtask without having to create a new one and move it around? It's very time consuming to have to add and move tasks. Rather, would it be possible to add a task directly to the location you're currently at in the list, inheriting the same level/sub-level of the previous task you were in?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 29, 2012 - 06:39

Hello Ken,

yes, it's possible to add a task in an exact place with the same indent level as the reference task and continue adding other tasks after saving it.

To do so, simply right-click on a task and choose either "Add task below" or "Add task above". If you right-click on a task that has an indent level, the input box will open at the same level with no need to indent it and once you click Enter to add the task, another input box will open below (or above, if you click Ctrl+Enter) and you can continue adding tasks until you use the Esc key or the "Cancel" link.


Best regards,
David

DS
David Slater
Replied on Sep 06, 2012 - 17:08

New User here:
What is the task does not have an "indent level"?
Or maybe my question is: what is an "indent level" and how to I know if the task in question has one?

Thanks,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 07, 2012 - 01:17

Hello David,

an indent level is basically the level on which the task is being pushed to the right side making it a sub-task.

For example, if you want to create a list with "main" (parent) tasks and sub-tasks which are parts of this main task such as:

Shopping
| - Buy milk
| - Buy groceries

the tasks "Buy milk" and "Buy groceries" are indented on the first level (they're direct sub-tasks of the task "Shopping").

You can indent tasks on multiple levels, creating lists such as:

Home
| - Send holiday cards
| - | - Send card to Jim
| - | - Send card to Jane
| - Pay bills
| - | - Electricity bill
| - | - Phone bill

As you see - some sub-tasks can have sub-tasks on their own.

To create such structure, go to a project and while you're adding a task, use the arrow icons on the right side of the task input field or the keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+RightArrow or Ctrl+LeftArrow

Note - you can indent existing tasks es well either by entering edit mode by left-clicking on their name or using the drag & drop option - while you're "holding" a task by the handle displayed on the left side when hovering over it, press the number keys 1, 2, 3 or 4 to change its indent level.


Best regards,
David