I agree it would be VERY beneficial if we could set up timelines AHEAD of time inside a template. Maybe we could choose the start date for the timeline when creating the new project or it would use the creation date as the start date and put the first task on that day?
Either way it would then increment the tasks based on their positioning in the template.
Template has a task on March 1st, 2 taks on March 3rd and 5 tasks on March 6th
Then we create a new project using that template on April 11th.
This would create the task from March 1st on April 11th, the 2 from March 3rd on April 13th and the 5 from March 6th on April 16th.
Example 2: When we create on April 11th it asks us when to start the timeline first task and we choose April 20th, so task 1 on 04/20, 2 tasks on 04/22, and 5 tasks on 04/25
I realize we can just highlight all tasks and drag/drop but this gets to be unwieldy with a LARGE timeline. And yes there is a way to highlight all tasks and increment the date. But why? This is really an issue with templates in general but now it’s spilling over to timelines. It takes extra time to do this and the more steps it takes to set up a project the less likely it will get done properly.