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MS Project - Marking task as complete causes resource over-allocation

I am struggling to understand what is causing a specific behavior in MS Project. I have a project that is planned out and the work has begun. When I complete a task, I mark it as 100% complete. The ...
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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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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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Bar chart displaying too few days

I am trying to display a week-long step in a project. I am using the standard calendar. 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, 31 days per month. Auto schedule. The "Days" column shows the correct number ...
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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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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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Is there a way to remove all this awful whitespace in MS Project 2013?

The whole area in the orange box is totally useless and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. It's wasting a tremendous amount of vertical space. I can collapse the ribbon, but this wasted space ...
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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: http://www.tacticalprojectmanagement.com/...
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How to change bar color for recurring tasks in MS Project 2013?

MS Project 2013. I am trying to change recurring task summary Gantt chart bar color. I can change individual task's bar color using flags. But this method does not work for summary tasks... Anybody ...
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MS Project - How to apply styles to task bars in Gantt chart

I have a couple of types of tasks (requirements, development, testing etc.) that I want to represent in different colors in the Gantt chart. Formatting every task bar individually (start, middle and ...
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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 - 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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MsProject scheduling / levelling overhead tasks

I am creating a schedule with two types of tasks: a) overhead tasks b) normal work tasks Simplified this is what I want: Task a - overhead X, 1 hour/day - remaining work 20 hours Task b - ...
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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 ...