How to cancel task in Microsoft Project without deletion it ?

Dears
I need to cancel a task in Microsoft Project file but without deleting it. 
what is the best way to do this?
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4/6/2010 6:02:01 AM
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Give it a zero planned duration, and it will be as if it never happened.
If the task is in the past, give it zero actual duration and zero remaining 
duration and mark it 100% complete.
-- 
Trevor Rabey
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PERFECT PROJECT PLANNING
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"Mohamed El-Gammal" <Mohamed El-Gammal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in 
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> Dears
> I need to cancel a task in Microsoft Project file but without deleting it.
> what is the best way to do this? 


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Trevor
4/6/2010 7:21:49 AM
Trevor's response is correct for Project 2007 and earlier. Project 2010 
includes a new feature which allows inactivating tasks which keeps them 
visible but does not include them in the regular schedule calculations.

You can see it in a webcast here:
http://zo-d.com/blog/archives/microsoft-project-2010/project-2010-tips-and-tricks-webcast.html

-Jack

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> Dears
> I need to cancel a task in Microsoft Project file but without deleting it.
> what is the best way to do this? 

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Jack
4/6/2010 4:00:48 PM
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Mike Glen
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Mike
4/6/2010 4:30:31 PM
You are correct, Mike.  Inactive tasks are only available in 
Professional, not Standard versions

Julie
Project MVP

Visit http://project.mvps.org/ for the FAQs and additional
information about Microsoft Project

On 4/6/2010 12:30 PM, Mike Glen wrote:
> However, I seem to remember somewhere that this feature will only be available in the Project Pro version.
>
> Mike Glen
> Project MVP
>
>    "Jack Dahlgren MVP"<jack@zo-d.com>  wrote in message news:%23R2qUJa1KHA.4724@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>    Trevor's response is correct for Project 2007 and earlier. Project 2010
>    includes a new feature which allows inactivating tasks which keeps them
>    visible but does not include them in the regular schedule calculations.
>
>    You can see it in a webcast here:
>    http://zo-d.com/blog/archives/microsoft-project-2010/project-2010-tips-and-tricks-webcast.html
>
>    -Jack
>
>    "Mohamed El-Gammal"<Mohamed El-Gammal@discussions.microsoft.com>  wrote in
>    message news:981B2F21-56F5-4C0A-83D2-93A3B338CDD5@microsoft.com...
>    >  Dears
>    >  I need to cancel a task in Microsoft Project file but without deleting it.
>    >  what is the best way to do this?
>
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JulieS
4/7/2010 12:04:02 AM
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