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

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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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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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What is the best free Gantt project tool out there? [closed]

I've gone through some of the other posts on superuser and some other online resources to find the answer to this question, but I'm not satisfied with anything I've found. Basically, I just need a ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Microsoft Project 2007: entering tasks and subtasks

I'm using Microsoft Project 2007 for school. My assignment is a template from the teacher with main tasks and a preset number of days for the duration. When I enter a subtask, put in the number of ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...