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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://www.mpug.com/articles/5-tips-for-formatting-text-on-a-gantt-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get MS Project 2013 to stop getting incorrect dates from Team Foundation Server 2015?

When I use the "Get Work Items" from the "Team" tab in Project I am getting incorrect dates on the finish date field. I have the following mappings on the TFS Server <Mapping ...
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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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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 3....
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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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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. ...