Make a task list


Tasklist displays your tasks in a treeview.  Each item in the treeview is called a node.  Each node represents a task. A top-level node is called a root node, or a root task.  You can organize your task list to suit your needs.  In a business setting, a root node might represent a customer; a second-level node a project for the customer; and lower-level nodes project tasks, and below them components of tasks, or sub-tasks. 




When you first install the program, it will display a blank task list, with the headings "Description," a red exclamation point (for priority) and "Due Date."  To create a top-level task, click the "New root task" button , or right-click in the empty area below the headings, and select "New root task."



This will give you a dialog box to add the task. 


In the dialog box, type the description of a root task.  For example, your first root task might be "Customer 1." Tasklist gives the task a task number, which is one more than the highest existing task number.  If you want a different task number, enter it in the dialog box, and click "OK." You will see the task in the task list, and the description of the task and the task number in the panel above your task list.


Click on the "New child task button", or right-click on the root task, and select "New task."  



In the dialog box, enter the name of a second-level task (for example, "Project 1").  Enter a task number if you like, and click "OK." You will see the task in your task list as a child of the root task.  


With the second-level task selected, click on the "New child task" button or right-click on the task and select "New task." Enter a name for a task, such as "Task 1."  The new task will appear in your task list as a child of Project 1.  In this way you can create a tree view of your tasks to any level of complexity.


You can re-arrange your task list by dragging nodes from one parent to another.