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    Sholto Macpherson

    I was confused with the Start to Start arrow because I assumed Task B would be on the bottom. But if you do it that way round then when you drag Task B, Task A doesn't move. You need to make sure the arrow is going from Task A to Task B. Simple error but took me a while to work out.

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    Stephanie Westbrook

    Hi Sholto, yes, the start to start dependency only works one way. So if you have Task A above Task B and you create a dependency from B to A, then you can move A to into the future without affecting B. However, if you move B, A will move as well (unless there's a date constraint). 

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    Robin Leatherwood

    How would I set up dependencies that are conditional?  For example, we cannot send files to the printer unless the customer approves.  If the customer does not approve we do not want to click "complete" even though this step is technically complete as it will prompt the next task.  Is there a way to set two paths so that the next task will happen depending on the outcome of the conditional task?  Using the above example again, we would like to set a condition of "approved" (which would prompt us to send files to the printer) or "not approved" (which would prompt us to make changes and review again with the customer).

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    Lisa

    @Robin Hey, happy to see you on the Community ๐Ÿ™‚

    There are no conditional dependencies, but I think there is a way to do what you are looking for. You can use Custom Workflows and also set up transitions for fixed or flexible Workflows. Also, there's a Task Approvals feature, you can add the Approvals to your Workflows as well.

    Please check out the articles that I linked here and let me know if you'd like to discuss this further - I'd be happy to! ๐Ÿ‘

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