Continuing in our path to learn to create a solid system using OmniFocus, today we are going to talk about assigning a default context to an specific project.
There are projects that will be done in an specific context all the time, there are no others, there is in general only that, so you can configure OmniFocus to create all the actions for that project for default in an specific project.
Let me provide you with an example. You have a project called Buy Groceries. (Last week we talk about creating an Grocery List on OmniFocus, if you didn't read it you can go there by licking here) you can then set up that all the actions in that project for default go to an specific contexts, for example, Errands-Groceries.
Let m give you another example, I had in the past a project that was Double Sales for Customer Y in Q4. By default all the actions there were set to be part of a context called @Work. If things need it to go to a different one, I just manually change it.
Let's go on how do you accomplish that. First select of create a new project. Then hit the Inspector button. You will see after Type and Status a drop down menu that said 'Context'. By default is set to none, and thats the reason when you create a next action in any of you projects they do not come with a context created. If you click on the drop down menu, you will see the whole list of current contexts. From there you will select the context you want for default, and after that, every time you create a new action under this project will populate the context area with your default context. Remember, you can change it, to another one, but this can be really useful if you know you will be creating many actions and you want them to be to that context.
For example, I have a project called 'Things to share with my wife' is a single action list project, but because i have really bad memory, I add to that project all those things I want to share with my wife, at the end of the day, or if/when we talk, by default, the context for anything created there is @Agendas-Wife. Works like a charm, and allow me to create a list of action that may or may nor need a full project, but because I can populate it so fast get's to be used more than what sometimes I should do that it's create. Project. I try to avoid bad habits, but sometimes, they are faster and easier to do than the good ones.