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

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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 non-...
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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 ...
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Cannot download silverlight-embedded Microsoft Project 2010 demo videos

I need to download the demo videos at my office so that I can view it later at home since I have slow internet connection there but it seems to be no way to download the videos at this site, and other ...
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Assigning resources to MS Project 2007

I'm planning a redesign of a site in Project 2007. I have three developers to hand, all with the same skills. There are about 80 templates to be rendered as part of the redesign, and each template ...
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How can I open more than one instance of Microsoft Project?

Is there any way to open more than one instance of Microsoft Project on a Windows desktop computer? Clicking to launch a new instance while I already have one open or going to Start -> Run... -> ...
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Free Microsoft Project Viewer for Mac [closed]

Does anyone have a freeware MS Project Viewer for Mac?
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Microsoft Project installation manual?

Does anyone know where I can find a good installation manual for Microsoft project? I have a client looking for this product.
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How do I open a specific MS Project 2007 file from the command line?

How do I open a specific MS Project 2007 file from the command line? I've tried the simple-minded: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\winproj.EXE" "%1" However this doesn't open the passed ...
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Starting Points for using VB to Script MS Project (2007)

I have a several plan in MS Project (2007) from which I need to extract information into MS Excel in a certain format and with certain filters. I'm used to writing VB code to interact with MS Excel. ...
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MS Project Baseline Start/End, Actual Start/End field

I would like to know how to get rid of the hexes in the baseline and start/end fields in ms project. The expected dates and actual dates are already specified correctly in the fields just that the ...
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Project Professional 2010 can't publish existing project file

I have an existing project file (created in project 2007 professional), opened by me in project professional 2010, and saved. I open this newly saved file, and connect to Project Server (2010) using ...
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how do you connect project 2010 client to project 2010 server?

I can't seem to find the button to connect the project 2010 client to the server. How is this done?
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How to change a format of a custom field in MS Project 2010?

I created some custom duration fields in Project 2010. They are all formula based and are based on the Work of the task; The work for my project is defined in terms of hours. However, the custom ...
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Where can I edit a calendar's working time in Microsoft Project 2010?

In the older versions of Microsoft Project, I could use the wizard to easily find and edit the project calendars. I did this often to add holidays and so on. Now I have to set a different working ...
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Sharepoint or MS Project?

We currently use a web based project management system (less than 30 users) that we pay way too much for. I'm trying to decide if we want to move to a Project or Sharepoint environment. I understand ...
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How to export Microsoft Project reports to a file

I am using MS Project 2007. I want to export reports that Project can generate. Is there a way to either export a Project report or save it to a file in any format?
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Plan before milestones

I have 4 milestones in MS Project. I want to program my tasks to they end at some of these milestones, and work backwards. Is it possible?
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How to make project auto-estimate duration based on work?

This one has bothered me for a long while. I like to do estimates thinking on how much time a certain task will take (I'm in TI business), so, let's say, it takes 12 hours to build a program. Now, ...
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Relative Gantt in MS project?

Is there a way to create a relative Gantt in MS project, that is a Gantt that doesn't have a defined start date, just amount of time required for each task?
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Parsing an MS Project 2007 xml project file

Has anyone got any idea how to read the XML file saved by MS Project 2007? The standard binary format is .MPP but I'd like to view a project in a different viewer. I've saved the project spec as XML ...
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Project Tasks seem to take longer than entered

In Microsoft Project 2007, I can't work out why my tasks are scheduled to finish later than I would expect for the Duration I put in. I enter a task with a start date on a Monday and a 1-day duration,...
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Microsoft Project 2003 - How to do a “find” in non-expanded nodes?

I am using Microsoft Project 2003 find command. When I choose ctrl+f and type a string to search for, MS Project only appears to search tree nodes that are expanded. Is there a way to get MS Project ...
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MS Project: How can I import tasks into a project that has already been started?

I am writing a feature to import tasks from an online bug tracking / project management tool into Microsoft Project, primarily for resource leveling. Currently I am importing all tasks in as Fixed ...
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Hiding non-working time in MS Project

How can one hide the non working time in MS Project? I mean I want the calendar zone of the gant chart not to display weekends and holidays. Is this possible?
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Creating 1 spreadsheet per row with MS Project

I'd like to create a script that creates a set of spreadsheets, 1 for each selected row in an MS project schedule. This is more complex that what I've seen the "export function" do, since the export ...
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Microsoft Project 2007, Work Column doesn't add up

I am creating a project file and I have a set of 4 tasks each with subtasks. In the "Work" column, I put the amount of work, in hours, for each subtask, but when it sums up at the task level it is ...
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Is there a free MS-Project Viewer?

What is the best free MS Project file (.mpp) viewer? No editing needed, just the ability to see the list of tasks, the details of them (time, owner etc..) and the relationships between tasks.
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Microsoft Project 2007 question [closed]

I'm using Project 2007. I have a some problem. How to set default font? How to change key binding to when press enter key, insert new row? What is task complete (100 percent) keyboard shortcut. Is ...
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Project 2003 SP2 failing to install SP3

I have Microsoft Project Professional 2003 installed (11.2.2005.1801.15, SP2). I have been trying to open a MPP file created in a newer version so need the converter, which is part of SP3. But when ...
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Is MS Project 2007 compatible with Project server 2003?

Can I use MS Project 2008 to access a project server 2003?
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Why does Microsft Project leave empty days after leveling?

I have a resource with a recurring task for support duty. The task recurs every Tuesday and Wednesday until Dec 2010. When I create a new task for the resource, even a 1 day task and level, the task ...
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Production schedule using MS Project 2007

OK... I am new to MS Project. My charge is to have this program schedule a multi-project workflow where the task are always the same .. just different durations. The task are also always linked in ...
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Why doesn't MS Project change project end date if tasks are finished ahead of schedule?

Let's say for the sake of simplification that I have a project with 3 tasks: A B and C. Task A is scheduled to be completed in 10 days. Tasks B & C are 1 day each. Since all 3 tasks are being ...