Questions tagged [microsoft-project]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Set Working Hours in Microsoft Project

How to set working hours of (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) in Microsoft Project 2019? I already try through, Project > Change Working Time > Work Weeks > Details. But it didn't calculated my duration correctly.
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Can Dependencies look back to decide on next task?

Let say I have 20 walls that I need to paint in a given sequence. Each wall needs 5 coats of paint and each application needs 12 hrs. to dry. The walls have varying square footage and take varying hrs....
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Dynamically set PWA category

We have a MSP Enterprise server running with a huge number of project plans for several different Departments. We want to use the Project Categories function and Access Groups to restrict the number ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

MS Project Pro 2019 & MS Office Home and Business 2013

I was able to download Project 2019 via Office Deployment Tool (ODT) and were able to install it to one workstation who also has a Click-to-Run Office installed. The Project 2019 was able to run ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Project server task overdue notification

i have one project on project server on SharePoint onpremise which status is on hold but client still get notification regarding to task overdue yet user never subscribe to alert in PWA setting . i ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

How can I export linked Projects from Project Online (Office 365) into a Project file instead of Excel?

I'm trying to export a series of Project Online projects that have inter-project dependencies out of Project Online and into a locally saved Project file. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Connect MS Planner to MS Project

I want to connect MS Planner with MS Project. However when I click the "Planner" button on the "Tasks" tab. Then the option to connect with existing planner is frozen. (screen in polish bellow) ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Is there any way to force MS Project 2000 to run under Windows 10?

I have exhausted looking for typical answers. Evidently it will not run - according to MS. I tried all the usual compatibility settings (it runs find under Win7 - like most things). After install ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

MS Project: Continuous line after task with no successor in Gantt chart

In my project Gantt Chart, I see a continuous line following any task bar or summary bar that does not have a successor. In so many years of using MS Project, this is the first time I see this. What ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Project 2010 active directory activation vs KMS

Does Project 2010 support Active Directory Activation instead of traditional KMS? We run Windows 10 and Server 2012, however, can not see support for Office 2010 products.
0
votes
0answers
37 views

MicrosoftProject Online Timesheet - Excel Report Sharing

I'm using Microsoft Project Online to log hours, and I was able to setup an Excel Pivot Table from an OData Feed by setting up a Data Model, and the report works exactly as needed. However, I need to ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

MS Project integration with TFS is missing fields

I regularly use the TEAM integration with MS Office products. However there is a discrepancy in terms of the fields available to either Excel or Project Excel for example will happily return you ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Migrate PWA Project tasks in SharePoint Online To New Tenant

I have a Project Online web apps site that I need to migrate to a new SharePoint tenant. I've purchased ShareGate for the rest of the migration, but it cannot do the PWA migration (I have a support ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Posibility to create overview of Microsoft Projects in Project Web App?

I am trying to create a Overview of many Projects in the Project Web App, so that the User just needs to get in this Overview to see all Projects (like Master and subproject) instead of clicking into ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

How to save a default layout with 2 panels in MS Project?

Honestly, I want to set a default layout when opening ms project. I can save a simple layout in 1 panel, but it didn't work when using 2 panels (tick option "Details" in tab "View"). Can any give ...
0
votes
1answer
398 views

Baseline Duration vs. Duration vs. Actual Duration vs. Schedule Duration

I am still not fully certain on the definitions of these terms, not as they relate to project but what they really mean. Please can someone explain?
0
votes
1answer
22 views

How can I change the overloading indication colour depending on the amount of the overloading?

I'd need different colours for different amount of overloading. I am using MS Project 2016. The current method is that when resource usage is > 100% it's always red no matter how much above it is. ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

MS Project - Scheduled Gap in Resource Time

I have created a simple project (at this stage), but I have noticed, with automatic scheduling that MS project has left a few day 'gap' in a particular resource's scheduled time. See image for 'Isaac':...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Microsoft Project - Custom column shared between task and resource?

Background So I have a project I have created in Microsoft project. I have all of my tasks created and resources assigned. What I would like to do is add a column to capture the location to which the ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

MS Project Successor Tasks based on Predecessor Task

I am trying to create a high-level plan that contains tasks that must happen before Sprint starts. For example, Task 1 must end 3 weeks prior to the start of Task 2. Task 2 has a fixed date. However,...
2
votes
3answers
619 views

MS Project Macro won't execute except from “view macros” menu

So I have a macro that has no errors. If I go to visual basic and hit F5 or F8 it will run. If I go to the View Macros menu and choose it, it will run. However, if I set a keyboard shortcut, place it ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Setting half-days for task durations in MS Project 2013/2016

As it is very common in the industry, each person tackles several tasks at once; however, when you define a start and end dates, MS project forces you to choose DAYS. **For example:** Task1Project1 ...
2
votes
0answers
101 views

Preventing 1st Column Blank pages from printing in the middle of the project

I have an MS-Project that has approximately 300 tasks and is spread over about 6 years. When I attempt to print on tabloid for all dates and pages, it shows me a nice 5 row, 4 column grid. When I go ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

MS Project 2007 - resource leveling part time resource

I am working on a project plan where I have a resource available 1.5 hrs / day (so have set their "max. units" at 12.5% to represent this). Some of the tasks in the plan are over 1.5 hrs however (e.g....
0
votes
1answer
434 views

Where is the detailed Gantt chart in Microsoft Project 2016?

I am new to Microsoft Project and following this tutorial on youtube. The tutorial is based on Microsoft Project 2013. On Minute 9:34 he whips out a detailed Gantt chart which is not found in the same ...
0
votes
1answer
510 views

MS Project Macro VBA

Writing a macro in MS Project that reads values from Excel. The macro should count the occurrence of a particular string in the Excel worksheet column. I use the following code: Set objXL = ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

MS Project Change Text Color in Row based on Status Field

I am looking to change the color of the text for an entire row based on what is indicated in the "Status" field. I have searched other forums and have found solutions that are close, but nothing ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Can I print a rolled up schedule?

I currently have a schedule with about 100 total tasks. Of these, there are only about 15 summary tasks. I am trying to do a presentation and only need the summary tasks at the moment. I have rolled ...
0
votes
1answer
689 views

Microsoft Project showing incorrect end date of task

I've created a project plan and enabled a custom calendar with working hours of 09:00 - 17:00. I've also checked the project schedule and can confirm that it also shows 09:00 - 17:00, and working ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Microsoft Project 2013 stops updating dependent dates for single user

I have one user who has projects with tasks that are dependent on previous tasks. When he changes a previous task date by a day, Project is supposed to change the following dependent tasks dates, but ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't cut/copy and paste from MS Excel to MS Project Pro

Excel 2013, Project 2010 Pro, Windows 10. I have an Excel worksheet. Column A is populated by a list of 10 names, each in their own cell (A1-A10). I used to be able to highlight and copy (ctrl-C) ...
0
votes
1answer
275 views

Interrupt long task with small other task

Using Project Pro 2016: I have got a task that lasts for 4 weeks. However I know that the Person will have to do a couple of days work next week Tuesday and Wednesday. What's the best way to model ...
1
vote
2answers
893 views

Shared Microsoft Project on One Drive does not open

My colleague shared a Microsoft Project 2016 File on One Drive with me. It appears in my Shared folder, he has also given me rights to edit. When I open One Drive on the web, I get the option to "...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

How to best set up MS project when different resources have different work speed

I am new to MS project and need to set up a plan with different resources. One thing I am aware of is that we have experienced programmers and very junior programmers. The more junior ones tend to ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

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-...
0
votes
1answer
722 views

Forcing a task to start/ end 5 days before the next automatically - MS Project 2013

I have a MS project that I'm working on. I have a same day task of "contact editor" that I ALWAYS want to occur 5 days before the next task "Media review". How do I do this and maintain dependencies ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
841 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
580 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I draw two horizontal bars in one line in Gantt chart using Microsoft Project?

I would like to draw a task that start at A time and finish at B time, then start at C time and finish at D time. That will produce a two horizontal bars in one line . is this possible using ...
1
vote
1answer
319 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
977 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Can I use Microsoft Project to schedule all of my unrelated tasks?

What I understand is that each MS Project file is supposed to manage one project. But are there any caveats to using one file to schedule all of my future tasks? For example, can I use one (ever-...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Microsoft Project 2013, how to change Task ID to character instead of int

Be default, in MS Project, task ID always are integer, can I change theme to UPPERCASE character?
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Microsoft Project Summaries looking strange

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

How to zoom out tasks in Microsoft Project 2010?

Zooming in/out changes timescale for Gantt chart, but is there a way to zoom in/out the tasks area? Having many columns I don't want to scroll left/right each time I want to get to a piece of ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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/...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

MS Project 2010 - Custom Duration summaries in hours

I have a custom Duration field in MS Project 2010 that I want to display in hours. (I'm tracking work estimates.) For task lines, I can enter the value in hours (e.g. 8 hrs.) and it displays it that ...
0
votes
0answers
839 views

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. ...