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KARAal03 2010-08-29 09:41 AM

Context for Single Action List?
 
I am wondering if it possible to assign a context to a single-action list? Say for instance I want to create a single action that is "Call grandma to arrange visit." That's not part of a project - it's just one single item. But when I create it as a single-action list, I can't seem to assign it to the "phone" context - the context box doesn't show up as I'm creating the list. I must be missing something because obviously some of your single-action lists will be useful sorted by context and I can't imagine this is impossible, but what am I doing wrong? Any advice would be appreciated!

whpalmer4 2010-08-29 10:11 AM

You can always set the context for a single action list in the inspector. Any new action you create in that single action list will have that context if you don't specify one.

KARAal03 2010-08-29 07:02 PM

Thanks. That is helpful, but when I set a context for a given single-action list that way, the single-action list still doesn't show up in that context in the context view. So, for instance, if I set up a "call Phil" single-action list, and then use the Inspector to assign "Phone" as the context, when I then click on "Contexts" in the toolbar to view all the contexts and the tasks assigned to them, "call Phil" isn't showing up under "Phone." Am I missing something?

whpalmer4 2010-08-29 07:37 PM

A single action list is just like a project, not an action. It is provided for keeping collections of miscellaneous actions that aren't part of a larger project. If you wouldn't make a "Call Phil" project, you probably shouldn't make a "Call Phil" single action list, either. Instead, create a single action list called Miscellaneous and put your odds and ends in it.

Some of us also use SALs for Areas of Responsibility (a fancy name for a project that doesn't end).


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