In Microsoft Project, you can split a task so that the task is
interrupted, and then resumes later in the schedule. If you drag a portion
of a split task so that it touches another portion, Microsoft Project
removes the split. However, this method does not work if the split is
assigned at the beginning of a task (a leading split).
To remove a split at the beginning of a task, use the method appropriate
for your situation:
- If no resources are assigned to the task, change the duration to
zero, and then change the duration back to the original value.
- If a resource is assigned to the task, follow these steps:
By removing the work items with 0 value at the beginning of the task,
Project removes the leading split.
- On the View tab, click Task Usage.
NOTE: In Microsoft Office Project 2007 and earlier versions, click Task Usage on the View menu.
- Click to select the value 0 at the beginning of the task's work
values under the timescale (the row labeled "Work" in the right
pane), and press DELETE. Project removes the leading work
value with 0 value.
NOTE: The "0" may appear differently depending on how the
timescale is formatted, for example "0m," "0d," "0w," or
- If more than one work item at the beginning of the task has 0
value, repeat step 2 until there are no more such Work
Article ID: 177523 - Last Review: March 25, 2013 - Revision: 7.0
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