Edit, Delete, or Complete a Task

As your project progresses, you may need to make changes to tasks or update task completion. Here's how to edit, delete, and update a task. 

How to edit a task

To rename a task, simply click on the task name to edit it. TeamGantt automatically saves the change once you hit Enter

If you need to make more significant changes, hover your cursor over the task, and click on the edit (pencil) icon to open up the task edit window. From there, you can: 

  • Edit the task name
  • Add/delete comments
  • Assign start and end dates
  • Attach documents
  • Change the task color
  • Post sticky notes
  • Edit task dependencies
  • Assign/reassign members or resources
  • Indicate estimated hours
  • Indicate the number of days or weeks it'll take to complete the task
  • Update the % Complete

Click the pen icon to edit the task

Tip: You can undo any changes you've made to a task by scrolling down to the task's activity log and clicking on the undo change link.   

How to delete a task

At some point in the project, you may want to remove tasks that are no longer relevant or necessary. To delete a task, simply hover your cursor over a task, and click on the (x) button. 

A pop-up window will appear confirming you want to delete the task. Click Yes to proceed. 

Need to bring a task back? Head on over to the History tab, and click undo change to return the task to the group. 

How to update progress and/or mark a task complete

You can track project progress by updating each task's % Complete. A task shows as done when it's marked as 100% complete. 

There are 3 ways to update task progress and/or complete a task:

1 . From gantt view: Go to the View menu, and enable the Percent Complete column. Then, enter a value between 1 and 100 directly in the % Complete column to update the task's progress. 

2.  From list view: Click on the % Complete field, and enter a value between 1 and 100. 

3. From the task edit screen: Hover your cursor over the task, and click the edit (pencil) icon. Once the task edit screen pops up, add a value between 1 and 100 in the % Complete field. 

Note: A task's % Complete value only affects the project's overall percentage of completion if the task has start and end dates assigned. 

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