Transition Blank Project to Project Template

Is there any way to convert a Project you made via a “blank” template to an Asana template after you have already created it?

Hello @Jennifer_Springer and welcome to the Asana Community Forum :wave:

Yes sure you can mark any project as template, see point 2 here: How to create and use Asana templates | Product guide • Asana :smiley:

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@Jennifer_Springer - Are you referring to how to make that project into a template or…
…are you asking about how to map that project to an existing template after creating the project

(also, welcome to the forum) :slight_smile:

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Yes, how to map that project to an existing template after I already created the project without using a template.

We created 1 project using a template and the features are awesome.

I created another project not using a template and it doesn’t have the same feature set as the templated one and I can’t figure out how to enable the same. Would like to migrate it to the template version.

Thanks for your help!

@Jennifer_Springer - there’s not currently a way to automatically map a project to a project template.

But, to accomplish that as efficiently as possible, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new project using the template you intend to use.
  2. Go back to the old project and bulk highlight all tasks that you want to move. You can bulk highlight a full list by clicking a task at the top of the list, holding shift, and clicking the task at the bottom (up to 50 at a time). You can also use CNTRL+Click (on a PC) or CMD+Click (on a MAC) to bulk select tasks 1 by 1.
  3. A black “bulk change toolbar” will show up at the bottom. Click the clipboard and select the project where you want to share the tasks to (called “multi-homing”).
  4. Now that the tasks are in the new project, you can sort them into sections as needed.
  5. Once all the tasks that you want to retain are multi-homed, you can safely delete the old project.

It’s not an ultra-efficient process, and it’d be much more useful if I could just click somewhere to move my tasks to a template project, but this is the most streamlined way to do it currently.

Let me know of any questions.

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Sorry, last question. Understand I can’t move my current project to a template but is there any way I can implement some of the templated elements into my current project?