Creating Tasks

Quick Task Entry:

Type a name into in the Quick Task Entry field and press the Enter key to quickly create a task.

Tasks created in this manner will skip past the Modify Task dialog which can be used for assigning estimates, rates, due dates, and custom fields.

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After creating a task quickly you will still be able to modify its details by bringing up its Modify Task dialog. To learn more about this, please refer to Modifying Task Details.

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1. Modify Task Dialog

Note: Quickly creating tasks can also be accomplished by using the stopwatch. Refer to Using the Stopwatch to learn more about this feature.

Regular Task Entry:

To create a task and add details to it from the start, click on the Add Details button next to the Quick Task Entry field.

Filling out a task name is optional before clicking on the Add Details button, since the dialog which comes up after clicking this button will have a field for inputting a task name as well. However, if you fill out a task name here it will carry over into the Modify Task Dialog.

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Creating a task can also be accomplished by right clicking in the task viewer and then clicking Create Task.

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Clicking on Create Task through the Tasks menu allows for creating tasks as well.

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Power users can make use of the Insert Key shortcut to create a task and bring up the Modify Task Dialog quicker than any of the other methods above.