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How to Insert, Add, Name, Remove, Indent and Outdent a Task - Edraw Project

> Project Chart How-Tos > How to Insert, Add, Name, Remove, Indent and Outdent a Task - Edraw Project
Posted by Arijit Roul | 11/15/2019
Tasks are the most basic units of any project plans. Learn how to insert, add, name, remove, indent and outdent a task conveniently with Edraw Project for your project management.

Insert a Task

(Enter)
The newly inserted task is in the same level as the selected task and will be placed above it. You have 3 options to insert a task.

  • Select a task, then press Insert key on the keyboard.
  • Select a task, then click the Insert Task button insert task on the Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click on any place of the Gantt chart and choose Insert Task in the context menu.

Add a Task

(Enter)
The newly added task is in the same level as the last one and will be placed at the end of the current task list.
There are three options to add a task:

  • Press Enter key on the keyboard.
  • Click the Add Task button add a task on the Home tab.
  • Right click on any place of the Gantt chart and choose Add Task in the context menu.


add a task

Name a Task

(Enter)
An explicit and concise task name is necessary for others to understand at a glance. You can use short verb phrases to name a task.

  • Click the task cell directly to name the task.

    name a task

  • Click to select the task, then go the Right Side Panel and type the task name in Information section of Task panel.

name a task at right side panel

Remove a Task

(Insert/Ctrl+Enter)
To remove a selected task, you can:

  • Select a task, then press Delete on the keyboard.
  • Select a box, then click the Remove Task button remove a task on Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click on any place of the Gantt chart and choose Remove Task in the context menu.

Notes:
If no tasks are selected, the task at the end of the tasks list will be removed.

Indent & Outdent Task

Tasks are usually grouped into larger phases. Use the Indent button indent a task to subordinate a task, thereby making the dominant item into a phase with subordinate tasks. To indent a task means to turn a task to a sub task of the above task. To outdent a task means to turn a sub task to a summary task.

Indent a Task

(Tab; Ctrl + Right Arrow)
If you want to indent a task, there are three options:

  • Select a task, then press Tab or Ctrl + Right Arrow on the keyboard.
  • Select a task, then click the Indent Task button indent a task on Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click and choose Indent Task in the context menu.

Outdent a Task

(Shift + Tab; Ctrl + Left Arrow)
If you want to outdent a task, there are three options:

  •  Select a task, then press Shift + Tab or Ctrl + Left Arrow on the keyboard.
  •  Select a task, then click the Outdent Task button outdent a task on the Home tab.
  •  Select a task, then right click and choose Outdent Task in the context menu.

Notes:
Top level tasks can not be outdented. When a top level task is selected, the Outdent Task option turns gray and unselectable.

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