Question about creating tasks based on other tasks (specifically w/regard to due dates)


There are certain projects that I do all the time, and in each case, each item in the project is based on the completion of the previous project.

For each of these, I want to have a template for these projects so I don’t have to manually make it each time, but my question is with regard to due dates. I want the due date of the second task to be based on the due date of the first (as an example, 2 months after the first is completed) … Is there a way to do that? Thanks!!


I recommend checking out the Populate Template Placeholders AppleScript. The documentation includes instructions for calculating defer and due dates.

On a side note, if you’re using OmniFocus on iOS/iPadOS, what you’re describing can also be accomplished using Shortcuts.

I hope this helps!


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