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

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Microsoft Project bar connected to customized start-finish

I am using MS Project to plan and track manufacturing schedules. For this I have created 3 custom fields: "Units" (Numbers1), which are the number of parts to be manufactured. "Duration per Unit" (...
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Moving MS Projects 2016 to a new computer

I purchased, downloaded, and installed Microsoft Projects 2016 on my laptop. I have to send in the laptop for repairs. My questions are: Can I install this Projects in a new PC for the time being? ...
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MS Project print preview does'nt fit the required timescale range

In the print preview display of MS-Project, you have the SETTINGS where tou can choose the timescale range inside which you want the gantt to be displayed. If you choose the option "Print specific ...
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How can I have different time reporting periods for different employees in MS Project Online?

My company has two pools of employees with different time reporting periods. Is there a way in Microsoft Project Online to create different time reporting periods for different employees?
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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.
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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':...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 = ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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-...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 ...