I have been trying to figure out the best way to "categorize" my projects and tasks according to size/impact. We have 3 classification levels that I wanted to apply to everything, and at first I thought it would be great to have these 3 categories show up as different colors on the Timeline view. So I created a custom workflow to add 3 "active" statuses that represent these categories. However, then I saw there are two issues with this... when a task goes overdue, it turns red and you lose the color coding, and when you complete a task, you completely lose the categorization.
So, I moved away from this and am now looking at using custom fields to "categorize" projects/tasks. I seem to lose the color coding, but at least I can still sort/filter to create views of my categorized timelines. It brought up 2 questions that I'd like to ask:
1) When you want to apply a custom field value to all tasks in a project, is there a way to apply it in mass/bulk, or perhaps you can just set it at the project or parent level and it will apply to all sub-tasks? I did not see the ability to do this in the Mass Editing tutorial.
2) Is there any way to have color coding in Table or Timeline view based on a category?