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Microsoft Project cannot create standard task relationships (predecessor or successor dependencies) across project files. However, tasks can be linked across project files to emulate a dependency using OLE or DDE links.
Linking task dates across project files enables you to set up linked task relationships, which may include lead and lag. These linked tasks will not show linked lines in the Gantt Chart view and will not indicate predecessor or successor numbers in corresponding fields.
The menu selection for creating links between tasks varies in Microsoft Project versions. For the following example, the source file represents the file from which data is copied and the target file is the file that the data is copied to. A source task will emulate predecessor behavior and a target task will emulate successor behavior.
Steps to Link Tasks Across Project Files
For information about the behavior of Paste Linked dates in a Microsoft Project, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/141733/EN-US/ )How to Build a Hammock Task
Microsoft Project, version 4.1, "User's Guide," page 21
Microsoft Project, version 4.0, "User's Guide," pages 14-15
Microsoft Project, version 3.0, "User's Reference," pages 40-41, 605-611
Article ID: 150757 - Last Review: November 28, 2003 - Revision: 3.0
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