eProductivity Weekly Tip: November 10, 2010   

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Weekly Tip: How To Turn Projects into Actions and Vice Versa

If you're anything like us, occasionally you create an action that really should be project (because it will take multiple steps to complete), or vice versa. When that happens, you don't need to delete the item and start over. Instead, eProductivity makes it easy to convert the item into what you want.

In this tip, we'll show you how this works.
How to Convert an Action to a Project
It's really simple to do. Just select your action and drag-and-drop to a Project context. The action will immediately convert to a project.

Converting a non-linked action

Now if your action is already linked to another project, before converting you will see a prompt that lets you know the link(s) will be broken once you convert.

Converting a linked action

Prompt when converting a linked action

Once you click Yes, your linked action will convert to a project. And that's all there is to it!
How to Convert a Project to an Action
This is equally easy. Just drag-and-drop your project into an Action context and after selecting Yes on one prompt, your project will convert.

Converting a project

Prompt when converting a project

Your action is now a project.

This can come in handy when you realize that you're no longer committed to get the project done now, but you might want to do it someday. So just drag the project over to your Someday/Maybe action context.
Until Next Week...
So now you know easy ways to convert actions to projects and vice versa. Quick to do, and no need to delete anything!

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