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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...