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

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Microsoft Project showing incorrect end date of task

Ive created a project plan and enabled a custom calendar with working hours of 09:00 - 17:00. Ive also checked the project scheudle and can confirm that it also shows 09:00 - 17:00, and working hours ...
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Microsoft Project 2013 stops updating dependent dates for single user

I have one user who has projects with tasks that are dependent on previous tasks. When he changes a previous task date by a day, Project is supposed to change the following dependent tasks dates, but ...
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Can't cut/copy and paste from MS Excel to MS Project Pro

Excel 2013, Project 2010 Pro, Windows 10. I have an Excel worksheet. Column A is populated by a list of 10 names, each in their own cell (A1-A10). I used to be able to highlight and copy (ctrl-C) ...
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Interrupt long task with small other task

Using Project Pro 2016: I have got a task that lasts for 4 weeks. However I know that the Person will have to do a couple of days work next week Tuesday and Wednesday. What's the best way to model ...
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Shared Microsoft Project on One Drive does not open

My colleague shared a Microsoft Project 2016 File on One Drive with me. It appears in my Shared folder, he has also given me rights to edit. When I open One Drive on the web, I get the option to ...
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How to best set up MS project when different resources have different work speed

I am new to MS project and need to set up a plan with different resources. One thing I am aware of is that we have experienced programmers and very junior programmers. The more junior ones tend to ...
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Custom field in MS Project 2010

I want to show above task bar its start and finish date. I found that I need to create a custom field. There is a nice tutorial: ...
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How to export a Gantt chart from MS Project to Excel?

I have created a project in Microsoft Project 2016 with its dedicated columns (tasks, duration, resources, etc.) and its corresponding gantt chart, that spans over multiple months. Ideally, I would ...
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Forcing a task to start/ end 5 days before the next automatically - MS Project 2013

I have a MS project that I'm working on. I have a same day task of "contact editor" that I ALWAYS want to occur 5 days before the next task "Media review". How do I do this and maintain dependencies ...
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How to force activity start on the beginning and not at the end of the previous day, relationship in ms project

In Ms Project, when I set a sucessor FS + 2 days (16 hours) the system calculates the beginning at the end of the day 2 (just the last hour), and I need that this appears at the beginning of the day ...
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MS Project 2013

I have a finish to start link, the predecessor ends at 7:15am, I'm wanting to start the successor at 7:15 am currently MS Project always jumps to 8am, what do I need to do to force MS Project to start ...
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On MS Project, can I automatically assign tasks to my available resources and generate a Gantt chart?

I have an MS Project file with the following configured: ~80 tasks with duration and priority. 8 resources. I want to automatically assign all tasks to these resources and generate a Gantt chart. ...
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How do you turn off extra spacing between bars in a printed version of a Microsoft Project 2013 Gantt chart?

When I am working with a project the Gantt chart is shown on screen with minimal spacing between bars. Looks great. When I go to export, print or Copy Picture, the formatter leaves space for ...
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Microsoft Project 2010 - Remove resource leveling but keep schedule

We are developing a complex task list with resource leveling in Project 2010. This task list needs to be incorporated into a larger Project which is not using resource leveling and does not want the ...
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MS Project 2010: Print non-working time on resource usage chart

On the Resource Usage chart I can set non-working days on the calendar and the column for that day is greyed out on screen and on the printout. If I set non-working days for a single resource it ...
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Can I draw two horizontal bars in one line in Gantt chart using Microsoft Project?

I would like to draw a task that start at A time and finish at B time, then start at C time and finish at D time. That will produce a two horizontal bars in one line . is this possible using ...
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Stop MS Project converting manual scheduled summary tasks to auto scheduled

I have a manually scheduled summary task that has empty Start/Finish dates and therefore an empty duration. I want to create manual sub-tasks below this summary task, again with no dates or duration. ...
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Allocation of % for days when tasks overlap in MS Project

Is it possible to allocate less % to a person(say Alan) only for the days he helps Jorge as well as does his work? ie Say Alan has a task whose period is 6 days.And if Alan has to help Jorge for half ...
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Can I use Microsoft Project to schedule all of my unrelated tasks?

What I understand is that each MS Project file is supposed to manage one project. But are there any caveats to using one file to schedule all of my future tasks? For example, can I use one ...
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Microsoft Project 2013, how to change Task ID to character instead of int

Be default, in MS Project, task ID always are integer, can I change theme to UPPERCASE character?
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Microsoft Project Summaries looking strange

so I'm having an issue with summary tasks in my project, I have a summary task called "Preparing for Initial interview" this summary should end, and the milestone should be reached on the 4/2/15 when ...
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How to zoom out tasks in Microsoft Project 2010?

Zooming in/out changes timescale for Gantt chart, but is there a way to zoom in/out the tasks area? Having many columns I don't want to scroll left/right each time I want to get to a piece of ...
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Custom Bar Styles & Progress

I've created a number of custom bar styles that are linked to a custom Text30 field, to show the basic health of the project (Green, Yellow, Red). (based on: ...
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MS Project 2010 - Custom Duration summaries in hours

I have a custom Duration field in MS Project 2010 that I want to display in hours. (I'm tracking work estimates.) For task lines, I can enter the value in hours (e.g. 8 hrs.) and it displays it that ...
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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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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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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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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 ...