Add an ad hoc card to a board

You can quickly add a card to a board and assign it to a member on the board. The card can represent a task, issue, person, group, or any type of item that you want to include on the board.


The ad hoc cards on a board are not connected to work items in Adobe Workfront. For details about connected cards, see Use connected cards on boards.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*


Adobe Workfront license*

Request or higher

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Add an ad hoc card with full details

An ad hoc card is not connected to a work item in Adobe Workfront.

  1. Click the Main Menu icon in the upper-right corner of Adobe Workfront, then click Boards.

  2. Access a board. For information, see Create or edit a board.

  3. Click Add card > New card.

  4. In the Card Details box, add the following information:

    Name The name of the card.
    Description A description of the card.

    To assign the card, start typing a name in the search field, then select it when it displays in the list. You can add both individuals and teams, and you can assign more than one person or team to a card.

    Assignees must be members on the board or they will not appear in the selection list. When a team is a member on the board, then the individual team members can be assigned to the card.

    Column Select the column for the card. If you leave the Column field blank, the card is placed in the first column on the left of the board.
    Status Select a status for the card. If you click Mark Complete at the top of the card, the status automatically changes to Complete.

    Type the estimated number of hours for the card to be completed. This is a manual entry only and cannot be more than 99.

    Due date Select a due date for the card.
    Tags Search for and select tags for the card. For information on creating new tags, see Add tags.
    Checklist Items

    Click Add checklist item. Then, type the title of the item and press Enter. Another item is automatically added. Continue entering titles to add more items.

    The counter at the top of the checklist shows the number of completed items and the total number of items.

    For more information about checklist items, see Manage checklist items on cards.

    Ad hoc card details

  5. Click Close to add the card to the board.

    The assignees, tags, due date, checklist counter, estimated hours, and status are displayed on the card.

Quick add an ad hoc card

You can add ad hoc cards with only a title to quickly populate your board.

  1. Access the board you want to add cards to.

  2. Click the Add icon Add card on the column where you want to add the card.

  3. Type the card name and press Enter.

    Another card is automatically added below the new card.

  4. Continue entering card names to add more cards.

  5. To stop adding cards, click outside of the column.

  6. To add more details, you must edit the card. For information, see Edit an existing card in this article.

Edit an existing card

  1. Access the board.

  2. Click on the card name to edit the name.

  3. To edit the card details, click on the card (not in the card name).


    Click the More menu More menu on the card and select Edit.

  4. In the Card Details box, update the information as needed, and click Close to return to the board.

    If you have column policies enabled for updating field values, changing the status on the card automatically moves the card to the corresponding column. For more information, see “Define column settings and policies” in the article Manage board columns.

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