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All the pending suggestions will be shown in yellow and more details can be seen via a tooltip for each changed field or by clicking on the Show pending suggestions button. To edit the task (or to change an existing pending suggestion), just change the values in the dialog, add a comment (optional) and press OK. This will send the suggestions to the project manager for approval. To cancel pending suggestions, just change the value back to its original value and press OK.
Important Note: When editing a task in Microsoft Project ®, there can be many restrictions and rules that take effect. For instance it may have dependencies to other task, constraints, or its start date could be calculated based on the Project start date. Because there is a possibility the managers original project file have changed, and not yet published, the information entered by participants may change once it is added to the main project file. In most cases, such changes simply imply that Microsoft Project ® recalculates start and finish dates, and that is how it should be. To keep the task-entry complexity to a minimum, we perform rudimentary checks on Constraints, Start/Finish dates, and Duration. A change to one field may affect the others. The functionality mimics that of Microsoft Project ®, but the final calculation is always done by Microsoft Project ® when the task is merged back into the Master file.
In the case of Custom and Other fields you can select the fields you would like shown and LiveProject remembers your selections the next time. For example, say your team uses the Text1 field to store a link to a Bugzilla bug that the task is for. Then in order to be able to send a suggestion for Text1 field, just select it from the Field drop down list. The Value field will automatically adjust to be able to accept the correct type of feedback based on the field being edited. You can add more fields by clicking on the Add new button and remove them by clicking on the little X icon on the right-edge.
A special case for editing a task, is when adding tasks notes. It is only possible to ADD to a task note, not to edit it:
Just type your note in the Add Note field and the notes field above shows how the note field will look with the new change.
Notice how the added note is now counted as a change on the OK button !