Clipboard Group - Copy Command
Task Formatting – Copy a Task or Cell
Microsoft® Project utilizes existing Microsoft Office commands within the Ribbon Task tab and Clipboard / Font groups. This makes it easy for the project manager / scheduler who are familiar with the Microsoft Office suit to quickly come up to speed in using these commands within Microsoft® Project .
A simple single Task Name field can be copied easily by first selecting the Task Name field to be copied and then click on the Copy (Ctrl + C) command in the Clipboard group. Now click on the blank empty row Task Name field when the Task Name is to be copied to. Then click on the Paste (Ctrl + V) command in the Clipboard group.
Multi single task line Copy Command
Multi non-contiguous task Copy
Copy Non-Contiguous Task and Associated Task data
So far we have only been copying over Task Name data. In most cases the project manager / scheduler will need to copy over both the Task Name and its associated information i.e. Start Date, Finish Date, Duration, Dependencies and Resource Names etc. Depending upon the table being used at the time. If this is the case Microsoft® Project is able to perform this as well.
In cases where the Task information is non-contiguous the project manager / scheduler clicks on the ID of the first row to be copied. Now press the Ctrl key and keep it pressed while the remaining Tasks are selected by clicking their Task ID.
When the selection is complete click on the Copy command in the Clipboard group.
Shortcut menu - Copy Cell Command
Alternatively only the cell may want to be copied. Microsoft(R) Project enables this through the use of the Shortcut menu feature. The Shortcut feature menu is activated by locating the cell to be copied by clicking on it and then pressing the right mouse button.
Select the required command, by clicking on it. In this case click the Copy Cell command. Microsoft(R) Project now copies the selected cell.