PRJ: Outline Levels Lost When Dragging Summary into Subtasks

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In Microsoft Project, when you drag to move a summary task, the outline structure of the summary task and subtasks may be lost.


This problem occurs when you apply a task filter and then drag a summary task between its own subtasks.

When you place a summary task between two of its subtasks, a logical outline structure cannot be maintained because a task cannot be both a summary task and its own subtask.


To correct this problem after it has occurred, re-create the original outline structure.

To avoid this problem, do not move a summary task between two of its subtasks.

NOTE: To show all of the subtasks that belong to a summary task, filter the project with the All Tasks filter.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 197333 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
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