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FAQ MS Project – What If I Want My Tasks to Always Respect Links? 

 August 2, 2020

By  Dave Litten

What If I Want My Tasks to Always Respect Links ?

A Manually Scheduled task is constrained by both its Start and Finish dates and therefore any adjustments to predecessor tasks will have no impact on the way its scheduled.

If you want a manually scheduled task rescheduled according to its links, you must click on the Respect Links icon on the Task Tab.

If you want your tasks to always respect links, change the Task Mode to Auto Schedule.

Dave Litten


David spent 25 years as a senior project manager for USA multinationals, and has deep experience in project management. He now develops a wide range of Project Management Masterclasses, under the Projex Academy brand name. In addition, David runs project management training seminars across the world, and is a prolific writer on the many topics of project management.

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