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Task ID

The Task ID is a unique alphanumeric indicator for the Task and appears in the lower right-hand corner of the Task shape:

You can let TaskMap assign the Task ID or you can assign one manually.

  • If you let TaskMap assign the Task ID, it assigns one consisting of two parts:
    Page ID: 1) A one-, two-, three- or four-character page identifier, which is taken from the beginning of the page name
    Task Number: 2) A two-digit sequence number. Examples of system-assigned Task IDs might include: A01, BE03, DA-02, Mktg03, AB101, A-P05.
  • You may assign or change the Task ID by entering your own value here. For example, some people like to number tasks 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and/or 1.2.1, 1.2.2, etc.

Whether you assign Task IDs or let the software do it for you, it is generally a good idea to establish a logical connection between the name of the drawing page and the initial character(s) of the Task ID. For example, "B – Distribution" or "NP – Newsletter Preparation" are typical TaskMap page names, with Page identifiers of "A" and "NP", respectively. To aid in creating this linkage, TaskMap suggests an appropriate Task ID when you drop the first Task onto a page (see Adding Tasks to the Page) or when you click the Renumber Tasks button on the TaskMap toolbar.

Task IDs also appear in the Connector shape to indicate links to or from Tasks on other drawing pages.

Hint: All Tasks on any one TaskMap page should begin with the same character(s).

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