Currently if you create a new project using a Custom Template that has a Timeline in it, the new project will have the old dates. There should be a way to select the start date and have all dates update or at the very least have all dates work from the creation of the new project.
I’ve seen multiple posts where the “Sort by Due Date, Select all tasks with dates, Hold Ctrl+Up or Down to change due date one day at a time” trick is presented as a fix.
THIS IS NOT A FIX. Here are three reasons this isn’t enough:
With Due Dates in general but especially with the new Timelines feature I’m seeing the need for start/end dates vs a singular due date. If you use the trick above it ONLY moves the END due date… it does NOT move both dates together.
If I create a template today and set all the dates appropriately, even if #1 above was fixed, what would I do in a year from now. Does Asana really expect me to ctrl+down 365 times to get to the correct dates?
If I hold the up or down arrow to try to make the dates go by faster Asana WILL freeze 100% of the time and you will lose data. Sometimes only half the dates change, and only to what you froze on. Sometimes none of them. Sometimes all of them but again it’s just random. This will severely jack up your timeline too. Good luck trying to fix this if it happens to you and you have a LOT of tasks in your template.