Data Type Yes/No
Entry Type Calculated
Description The Summary field indicates whether a task is a summary task.
How Calculated If a task is a summary task, the Summary field contains Yes. A summary task is made up of subtasks and summarizes those subtasks, which appear indented under a summary task in your task list.
Best Uses Add the Summary field to a task sheet if you have multiple levels of summary tasks in your schedule and you want to be able to identify and filter for all your summary tasks. The Summary field can also be used to apply text formatting only to summary tasks.
Example You have temporarily organized your tasks in a different order than their original outline. To see which of the tasks are summary tasks, filter for and review this field.
Remarks You can apply text formatting, such as font style or color, to summary tasks only, in the Text Styles dialog box. Make sure you select Summary Tasks as the item to change. The changes you specified are applied to all summary tasks.