Need help organizing subtasks

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06 Dec, 2013 10:11 PM

I'm just starting to use Timelime and am having trouble doing something I would think would be very easy. I have created some tasks and want to make some subtasks of others. Let's say I have A and B and want to make B a subtask of A.

If I drag B on top of A, I see that little U-turn like arrow, but if I let go, what I wind up with is a new Untitled Task, with both A and B as subtasks.

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to do this!

I can drag tasks out to be a higher level, so I wind up with a bunch of top level tasks, but don't see any way to just demote/indent a task to make it a subtask of another task.

The primary reason I bit the bullet and spent $15 is because I am looking for an easy way to manage my project work via tasks and subtasks, so this is very frustrating! Can you help?

Thanks -- Barbara

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 06 Dec, 2013 11:51 PM

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    Hi Barbara,

    thank you for downloading Timelime!

    When you drag a task on top of another task that doesn't already have subtasks, a new parent task is created. That's because parent tasks can't have their own timings. Hopefully this makes sense.

    For your scenario with just two tasks A and B, you could create two tasks using the "plus" button and drag them on top of each other. Then rename the parent task A, one of the subtasks B and delete the other subtask.
    If you want to add more subtasks, you can drag and drop other tasks on the parent task A or right-click on A and choose "Add subtask".

    I hope this helps.

    Thank you,

  2. 2 Posted by brsnyder117 on 10 Dec, 2013 09:16 PM

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    Thanks. I am now working in the UI with a section that has a task and two subtasks.

    B C

    I can create a new subtask of A with cmd-N, but don't have the ability to create subtasks of B or C. It seems i can only create a subtask of a task that already has at least one subtask. That seems like a bug.

    So I have to go through the whole process of creating a higher level task, then dragging the subtask, then renaming etc. as you describe above.

    Can you please make it so cmd-N can add a subtask to an existing task, even if that task doesn't already have a subtask?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Niko on 11 Dec, 2013 04:47 PM

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    Thanks Barbara for pointing this out to me!
    I implemented this feature already and it will be available in the coming update.

    Have a great day,

  4. 4 Posted by pablo on 01 Jan, 2014 07:44 PM

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    Hi Niko,

    I found this approach a bit klutzy too - I'm glad you're going to resolve it in a future release.


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