IntroductionYou might have few types of projects that have their own structure, however, the same type of projects always have the same set of tasks and phases. To manage this easily you can create a template project of the tasks you use for each of the projects (with or without resources), and save it.
Must-know about this featureYou can either create a template from an existing project or from scratch. The first might be easier to get started because you don’t have to think about hypothetical dates for milestones. All the templates you have created appear under templates tag in the list of projects. All the aspects of the template can be changed when opening the template and when creating a project using it (including milestones, colors, etc). However, if you do happen to make all the changes to your template instead of a project, you can create a project from the template and all your hard work won’t be for anything.
Create a project template from scratch
- Open the project list You can access it via the "PROJECTS" icon on the left sidebar.
- Go to "Templates" folder on the upper right
- Click on '+ ADD NEW...' This will open the template dialog.
- Give the template a title and add necessary data field values Click on 'Save' upon completion.
- The project template has been created. You can see it in the list in "Templates" folder.
Convert the template into a project
- Open the project template You can do so by clicking on the grey window icon.
- Click on "Project template" on the upper left This will open the template's settings dialog.
- Click on "Create project" You can find it on the right of "Save" icon.
- Select the start of the Project The default date is based on the first task of the template. Use the "Select time" section to select a new start date.
- Click on "Create a copy" This will open the project's settings dialog.
- Rename the project and edit other parameters Click on "Save" upon completion.
- Open a single project view You can access them via "PROJECTS" icon on the left sidebar.
- Click on "Project" on the upper left This will open the project's settings dialog.
- Click on "Save as template" icon
- Rename the template (and add data field values) Click on "Save" upon completion.
- The project template is created It is opened on a separate tab.
Select 'Unassign resources' to detach resources from the tasks. This will result in placing the tasks into the 'Unassigned' section of the copied project view.
Create a project template from an existing project
Inactive Project Template tabs will be displayed in grey – this is how you can differentiate it from your projects. If you are using grey as a project (tab) color, be careful here.