Work View subtasks one by one

Asked by Speranskiy on 2012-10-02

I can't uderstand. Everythere I can find people talks about this syntax
- subtask_level1
--subtask_level2
---subtask_level3
---- subtask_level4
to create multilevel subtasks. But it doesn't work for me, always creates only one level subtasks of first task.

How can I see only one subtask of task in work view?

Getting Things Gnome! 0.2.9
Ubuntu 12.04.1

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2012-10-08
Izidor Matušov (izidor) said : #1

In editor, you can put there only one level of subtasks. To get the structure like that:

Open a task an put there "- subtask_level1".
Click on that subtask and within its editor write "- subtask_level2".
(Repeat two more times)

Workview by definition hide all tasks which you can't work on: there is an active subtask or maybe start date is in future, etc. You can see always only one level of tasks in Work View.

Speranskiy (sprnza) said : #2

And I need to create tasks in back order! Is somewhere simplier way? Too many clicks! It would be perfect if I сould set "Complete subtasks in order". How do you use it without this option? Do you plan your does in other place and after write down it into GTG? For example I need to buy windowpane, I need to measure window, go to market for it and install one.
But in GTG I need to create:
0) click "add new task"
1) change broken windowpane(enter);
2) -install windowpane(enter,click);
3) -go to market(enter,click);
4) -measure window(enter)
5) Close window "mesure window"
6) close window "go to market"
7) close window "install windowpane"
8) close window "change broken windowpane"
It's too hard!
And in other hand (I was waiting for this possibility, during installing GTG):
1)click "Add new task"
2) Change broken windowpage (enter)
3) -install windowpane(enter);
4) go to market(enter);
5) measure window(enter);
6) in properties set "Complete subtasks in order"
7) close ONE window
8) PROFIT!!!

Izidor Matušov (izidor) said : #3

Yes, right now it is cumbersome. There are several options:

1) allow editing multiple levels in editor (need to change editor code)
2) Workaround: create multiple tasks using quickadd toolbar and then drag and drop them as you need it
3) Creating special mode for special entering of tasks (need more thinking)

Nimit Shah (nimit-svnit) said : #4

Ability to add subtask ordering would be a nice feature.
It will be very helpful if you tell us how you would like this feature to behave or share some software that allows you to do so.

Speranskiy (sprnza) said : #5

You can see in MyLifeOrganized how it works: add any amount of subtasks one by one. Usually we add tasks in direction we plan:
Change broken windowpane(project):
-measure window(subtask)
-go to market(subtask)
-install windowpane(subtask)
and mark checkbox "Complete subtasks in order", after it in workview (TO-DO in MLO) you will see only
"[Prj:Change broken windowpane]measure window"
 and next subtask will apear after completing previous one. Moreover we always can see for which project (task) is this subtask

FYI, there is an open bug about task ordering:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gtg/+bug/345575

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Сперанский <
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> Question #210122 on Getting Things GNOME! changed:
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> Сперанский posted a new comment:
> You can see in MyLifeOrganized how it works: add any amount of subtasks
> one by one. Usually we add tasks in direction we plan:
> Change broken windowpane(project):
> -measure window(subtask)
> -go to market(subtask)
> -install windowpane(subtask)
> and mark checkbox "Complete subtasks in order", after it in workview
> (TO-DO in MLO) you will see only
> "[Prj:Change broken windowpane]measure window"
> and next subtask will apear after completing previous one. Moreover we
> always can see for which project (task) is this subtask
>
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