Microsoft Project is a project management software program, developed and sold by Microsoft.

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MS Project fixed daily cost

Imagine that you have a rental cost for a room (5 dollars/day) that is repeated for the duration of the project management activity assigned to a resource called Project Manager that is paid $8/hour. ...
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MS Project crashes / quits when opening mpp file or using project

I'm trying to use MS Project Professional 2003 (in Win XP SP2 and the lastest updates from the microsoft website have been installed). When I open a .mpp file - Project quits unexpectedly without an ...
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how do I get MSProject 2013 to release the filter when I click on outline symbol (like MSProj 2003 did)?

how do I get MSProject 2013 to release the filter (ie expand that branch fully) when I click on outline symbol (like MSProj 2003 did)?
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Set preferred task ordering

In my project, I have (among others) tasks A and B such that there is no dependency between them, and each of them can be carried out by resource R1 or resource R2. All things being equal, it makes ...
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Merging Chronological events with task scheduling in Microsoft Project (2013)

Apologies if in wrong sub site. I just started using Microsoft Project (in my case, Professional 2013), and I wanted to know if there is a way to schedule both real world events and tasks. I will let ...
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Microsoft Project 2010 - How to set resource units based-on date of week?

I want to set units for resource WorkerA at Tue and Thu are 80%; and 94% for Mon, Wed, Fri. This rules apply for all time of project, so I cannot set value by manual, task by task. How to implement ...
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Auto calculate tasks in MS Project

I have two tasks, named Task 1 and Task 2. Task 2 has two dependancies: it must start on a specific date (later than the start of Task 1) it must finish at the exact time of Task's 1 finish FF I ...
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using colors to mark the resource in Microsoft Project 2010

I put a color on my resouces using the Flags in Customs Field my Question, is there a way to change the color automaticly, when i change the resource name?
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How to plot S-Curve in Microsoft Project 2013?

I have a project in Microsoft project and I would like to know, how to plot S-Curve in Microsoft Project 2013? Is there any free add-in for MSP to do that or I should do it by myself?
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Microsoft Project - How to display week numbers in date boxes?

I would like to have week numbers displayed when I add a start and finish date for a task, in the Gantt Chart. I want the same type of convenience as in Outlook. Here is a screenshot of what this ...
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MS Project 2010 - can't change working time

I have a problem: I can't add any exception to the working plan in any of my plans (I have several of the in my project). Changing working time for resources is not a problem, it works fine, but when ...
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MS Project integration with TFS - Sync TFS work items

I'm using MS Project synced with TFS, I pulled all the work items using the "Shared Queries\Current Sprint\Unfinished Work" query. Now when I check in some code and "Resolve" a specific work item I ...
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How can I create a persistent data connection from MS Project 2013 to Excel 2013?

I'm trying to get dates from an MS Project file to come across to a separate Excel file which I'm using to run conditional formulae on to handle the project status matrix. The catch is that I need ...
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Project won't level resources

I'm using Project 2013 and have a rather large project file I'm working with and at some point it stopped level resources. I have roughly 1100 or so tasks, they are grouped into roughly 6 task ...
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Filter excel pivot table using date range

I am exporting an MS Project file into an Excel spreadsheet. I would like to be able to pivot my tasks by assignee, by task etc. I would like to be able to filter the tasks such that if the start ...
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How to force the start and end date of a task in Microsoft Project to be on the same day?

I have a task called "Interview person A about topic X". The task's duration is set to 2 hours. The start date of the task should automatically be calculated taking dependencies and resource ...
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conditional formatting in MS Project

I need to use conditional formatting to change the colour of the font to white in the 'Cost' field if the figures is between 0-500. I only want to format the "Cost" field and not the entire row I ...
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Scheduling weekly in MS Project

MS Project tracks allocation of resources "daily". In other words MSP shows over-allocation or under-allocation of a resource on "per day" basis. If you load a resource with 12h work on a 8h day ...
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MS Project 10 & 13 - Creating Custom Gantt Chart for Resource Allocation

I have created a very basic setup to better monitor staffing and scheduling decisions for my firm. Essentially, I create one task for each new project and assign the resources that will work on that ...
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In Microsoft Project, how do I color code tasks by resource allocation in my Gantt chart?

I've got a project with tasks that are assigned to one of several resources. In my Gantt chart, I'd like the tasks assigned to the 'iOS' resources to be a different color than the tasks assigned to ...
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Capture task from gantt chart in one screen

Hi I have created a Gantt Chart where the tasks are not shown in one screen. To view the rest tasks I have to scroll down. What I am trying is to zoom out the tasks so that I can capture it as a ...
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How can I lock the working hours column?

In Microsoft Project 2010, whenever I attempt to edit the resource assigned to a task, it changes my work hours while keeping the dates the same. However, this is exactly the opposite of what I want, ...
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Microsoft Project: how to enter “planned duration”, “actual duration”, keep them forever and make Project plan everything right?

I want to: Enter planned duration. Say, 1 day. (And make it the duration value) Keep changing an estimation of completion percentage as I do work. (And make the duration change starting from "1 day" ...
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How to force a dependent task to start the next day?

I would like the start date of a dependent task to start the next day, even if the predecessor task finishes a little early the previous day. Unfortunately the successor task always starts (assuming ...
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What's the difference between Duration and Estimated Duration in Microsoft Project?

I have often wondered of the difference between having a duration and an estimated duration in MS Project. Apart from the question mark indicator next to the duration (as an indicator), is there any ...
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Ms Project 2007 - How to put duration of task as 1 day and keeping the end date the same

I have found many articles on this but none have seem to help me. I want to put duration of a task for one day and I want the start date and end date to be the same. My logic is as its one day it ...
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Resource Usage and Graph not aligned

I have a problem trying to understand and fix a discrepancy between my Resource Graph and the Resource Usage. There are a few days where I see the Resource Graph indicating red bars above the 100% ...
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Does Microsoft Project 2010 have any sample files?

I can't find any sample files like .mpp or whatever for Microsoft Project. Can someone please help me locate some?
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How to export Gantt Chart from MS Project as an image

I want to know (if possible) how to export a Gantt Chart from MS Project 2010 to an image or similar to insert in PowerPoint. I've searched over the internet and I found articles about exporting to ...
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MS Project 2010 Filter and Highlights

I'd like to know if there is a way to highlight dates that differs from one another. I have two columns "Baseline Finish Date" and "Re-forecast Finish Date" and I would like to highlight the dates ...
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Microsoft Project - How to force one task to start immediately after another task finishes?

I am trying to force one task in Microsoft Project to start immediately after another task. However, each task has other dependencies, so a simple finish-to-start relationship or start-to-finish ...
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How do I email MS Project calendar items to people with Thunderbird email clients?

How do I send a .ICS or .VCS vCard Outlook/Project calendar file items in a format that all email clients understand? I don't want a .VCS attachment to show up in a Thunderbird Email client ...
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MS Project - need some way to let users see their project steps (e.g. “viewer” software/website/Outlook integration)

Only a small number of users have MS Project (we use the 2010 version). The vast majority don't but still need to view the projects and particularly their steps in it. I have looked at a couple of ...
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Where can I find a good resource to learn Microsoft Project basics? [closed]

I want to manage a project (3 people, about a year) in Microsoft Project. So I want to do the basic stuff in MS Project: Create a Gantt chart, and track the progress during the execution. Any idea, ...
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Print Microsoft project 2010 GANTT chart (scale issue)

I am using MS project 2010. For some reason I cannot print my project according to my preferences. I have about 60 activities. The project starts from 1 January to 30 June. What I want is to print ...
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How to turn off all automatic scheduling in MS Project 2010?

MS Project 2010 tries to be smart and tries to figure out correct dates and times. Unsurprisingly, it fails miserably once scheduling becomes just a little unusual. So now I have the following ...
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Overlapping tasks in MS Project

I'm currently facing the problem of having a single person assigned to two things at once. The idea is to have Tiago working on a long task (let's say..2 weeks). During that time, Jorge will need ...
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MS Project shows a task duration of less than one day for a single day task

I created a task in MS Project 2010 which starts on 14-Oct-2011 and has a duration of one day. Project automatically sets the Finish Date to 17-Oct-2011 (because the 15th and 16th are weekend ...
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How do you assign resources and keep begin, end and duration of a task intact?

I have problems with assigning more than one resource to a group of tasks. The idea is simple, my tasks are in one group and are manually scheduled to particular begin and end dates. I want to assign ...
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Finish date of tasks assigned to same resource?

I have 8 tasks all assigned to the same resource each with 2hrs duration per task, the resource has default schedule which looks like it's 8 hours/day, and there are no finish start constraints on the ...
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Reinstalling MS Project on a new computer with old key?

About 3 years ago I purchased MS Office Project Standard 2007 and installed it on my Vista notebook. Now I'd like to use the same piece of software on my new Win7 x64 notebook. Unfortunately I lost ...
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Project 2010 Leveling / Level by Task ID

Likely not a great place to ask this question, but I'm not getting traction on MS Project 2010 forums. I dont' use Project often (cause I'm a developer) but when I do, I change a the "level ...
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Way to update / refresh / reschedule project plan after adding a vacation / changing calendar

I created a project plan using Project 2010 (not server). I had set the task schedule mode to "Auto Scheduled" and entered the necessary tasks. Since it is a single person project I also added one ...
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Microsoft Project 2010 - Is there any timesheet functionality available in this package

I've started using Project 2007 to map out my workload. I'm thinking about upgrading to 2010. What I would like to know is if there is any timesheet functionality in Project 2010 that would allow me ...
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Printing only dates in MS Project 2010

Is it possible to print only the days, start and completion dates in MS Project, omitting the Gantt chart? I'm trying to print all tasks on a neat single page, but the Gantt chart messes up the ...
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Why are tasks in Microsoft Project turned red?

I noticed that tasks in my MS Project in Gantt view turned red, out of my control. Can you help to explain what might happen?
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Export data from MS Project to Excel

We are using MS Project 2003 and MS Excel 2007. We would like to export task data from Project to Excel. Anyone know how to do this?
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How to utilize multiple monitors with Microsoft Project 2010 (or other Office 2010 products)?

My question does primarily concern Project 2010, though it would be applicable to other Office products such as Excel, which can tend to span several horizontal screens. Seems like an obvious ...
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Cannot Expand/Collapse tasks in Microsoft Project 2010

I opened an existing Microsoft Project file today and was unable to expand/collapse the subtasks use the cursor and the '+/-' signs beside the parent tasks. I am able to expand and collapse using ...
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Limiting resource availability to specific days only in MS Project 2007

I am scheduling a project in MS Project 2007 where one of the resources (a developer) only has 2 days available each week. Is there any way I can format the 'rules' for that resource so that the tasks ...