Possibility to turn off recalculations of task dates during execution of macro

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HI. I am writing a small macro for changing start- and due- dates of tasks.

But as I have dependencies between my tasks the automatic recalculation of dates gives me problems. Is it possible to turn of this during the time I am running my macro.

Regards Ebbe 
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Ebbe Eriksson

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If you want to change the startdates of all tasks in your project, you could use the Move Project function in the Advanced Scheduling section of the TASK tab.
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Thanks for the advise.

It’s a bit more complicated. I have 130 different smaller projects in the same mindmap and want to move each one separately due to change in milestones that I receive from the project plan of a large project.

I did solve the problem by reversing through the subtopics and changing the dates. It did not trigger the recalculation.

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OK. That shows it is always best to provide the full story ;-)

However 130 smaller projects in one mindmap may be complicated.

My suggestion to you would be to split each project in a map of their own.
You do that by right click on the main topic for that smaller project and select Send To
Do send as mindmap and leave just the smeller projects name in the original map.
Now you have created a multimap environment with links from the original map to subprojects and vice versa.

Much easier to maintain and.... you can delegate each small project to a coleague if needed.
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As an extra.... You may want to see the status of each smaller project in your original map.

Use Map-Rollup to get info from other maps in your dashboard.