Exporting a single topic (plus children) to an MS Project file

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How can I export/convert just ONE topic (and its children) to an MS project file?

I am keeping many different items with task information for several different releases in a map.

Now I want the data pertaining to ONE release (i.e. a single subtree of my map-file) into a .mpp file to start from there.

Right now it seems I can only export the ENTIRE map (which is pointless to me, since I keep lots of other stuff in that map as well or ALL ITEMS CONTAINING TASK INFORMATION, which is similar pointless, since it covers multiple releases. I just want to dump the info for ONE release to the .mpp file.

Do I really have to first extract that subtree to a new map and then export from that new map?

Hope I could make myself clear...

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Michael Moser

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Posted 5 years ago

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Colin Horner

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Hi Michael apply a View Filter >F4 to the Topic, export the filtered map to MSP
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Michael Moser

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Thanks - that did the trick! I hadn't been aware of this F4 filtering any more. I guess I need to re-learn all these navigation shortcuts again. I once was good with MM and knew many of them but that knowledge faded away with the advent of the ribbons...



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Colin has hit the question on the head but you may also find these useful in your revision.

If there is more than one sub-tree to export: You can select them, Filter: Show Topics and export.

You will see the parent topics in the export, so using F4 a few time may be more useful.

The easy way to "extract a sub tree" is to Select the parent topic: Right click and Send to New Map.