Enter a single or recurring task into a project

You can enter two kinds of tasks (task: An activity that has a beginning and an end. Project plans are made up of tasks.) in Microsoft Office Project 2003: tasks that occur once and recurring tasks (recurring task: A task that occurs repeatedly during the course of a project. For example, you might define the weekly status meeting as a recurring task.).

ShowEnter a task that occurs once

  1. On the View menu, click Gantt Chart.
  2. In the Task Name field, type a task name at the end of the task list.

You can insert a task between existing tasks by selecting the row below where you want a new task to appear. On the Insert menu, click New Task and enter the task name in the inserted row.

  1. Press ENTER.

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ShowEnter a recurring task

  1. On the View menu, click Gantt Chart.
  2. In the Task Name field, select the row below where you want the recurring task to appear.
  3. On the Insert menu, click Recurring Task.
  4. In the Task Name box, type the task name.
  5. In the Duration box, type or select the duration of a single occurrence of the task.
  6. Under Recurrence pattern, click Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly.
  7. Specify the task frequency and select the check box next to the day of the week that the task should occur.
  8. Under Range of recurrence, type a start date in the Start box, and then click End after or End by.
  9. If you clicked End after, type or select the number of occurrences for the task.

If you clicked End by, type or select the date you want the recurring task to end.

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Applies to:
Project 2003