Shortcuts for changing Project 2010 task types
Fed up with hunting around on the ribbon for commands? This article shows you a quick way of changing task types in Project 2010.

Posted by Michael Allsop on 31 May 2011

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Shortcuts for changing Task Types in Microsoft Project 2010

One of the new features in Project 2010 is the ability to define tasks as either manually scheduled or automatically scheduled. While this gives greater flexibility when initially creating the project plan, it can be annoying when you have many tasks to turn from manual to automatic when, for example, you always want your links to be respected on those tasks.

Manually scheduled tasks in Microsoft Project 2010

The first step is obviously to select all the tasks you want to change, in the example above this would be tasks 3 to 8.

Then, pressing the keyboard combination of Shift + Ctrl + A would change these all from manually scheduled to automatic!

Helpfully, Shift + Ctrl + M turns automatically scheduled tasks into manually scheduled.

These shortcuts perform exactly the same function as the Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule buttons on the Task tab on the ribbon - but then we all like to speed things up with nifty keyboard shortcuts!


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