How do I use the the Predecessors column to link tasks in Microsoft Project?

This lesson covers linking tasks in Microsoft Project using the Predecessors column.

Click in Predecessor Grid

  • Click in the predecessor grid below the associated task in the Predecessors column.

Enter the Task ID Number

  • For a Finish-to-Start task relationship, simply enterthe ID number of the task above the one you wish to link.

Note: For a Start-to-Start task relationship, type the predecessor number and then follow with a SS (e.g. 2SS). For Finish- to-Finish task relationship, type the predecessor number and then follow with a FF (e.g. 2FF).

View the Link

  1. Tap your Enter key.
  2. View the link in the Gantt Chart to the right.

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