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Disallow multitasking in MS Project

I have a worker assigned. He can only work half days (3.5 hours here). After leveling for over-allocations, project wants him to work 1.75 hours on 2 tasks instead of 3.5 hours on one until ...
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How to track tasks in project and differentiate between duration and percentage of a resources day

I have a project with a slew of tasks. Let's say for the sake of example I have 5 tasks and these 5 tasks will take 5 calendar days to execute. But, due to the nature of the task, a resource can ...
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Add New Enterprise Calendar in MS Project Server 2013 Project Web App Error

I have MS Project Server 2013 and created Project web app site now I want to create enterprise calendar by going to PWA settings and enterprise calendars, when clicking on new Project it give error ...
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Task with specific predecessor and weekday - Project 2003

I'm having trouble to schedule a task that has two date constraints: It must happen 5 days after a precedessor task; It must happen on Mondays. I tried creating and using an specific calendar, ...
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Unable to scroll (MS Project Professional 2013)

I'm unable to scroll quickly in my project file and need to select all tasks and copy so I can paste in an Excel file. Is there a quicker way or key strokes to select all and copy?
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Honor non-working schedule

I have a project where I have tasks that are a fixed duration (example: 2 days), and I have specialized resources scheduled to work on these tasks along with "non-specialized" resources. These ...
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Calendar Day Column

I need to set up a column that displays calendar days so that the project team can see the overall duration in addition to the working days. When I use the DateDiff("d",[Start],[Finish]) formula it ...
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Sort Not Working in Microsoft Project Custom Report

I've created a simple custom report in Microsoft Project 2013 with a task table that I'd like to sort on Duration1, which happens to be calculated from a formula (as described in #ERROR in ...
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Custom Fields with empty Values on MS Project

I am trying to use custom fields to manage a project, but the main task is not showing values for the calculated fields. I'm working on MS Project and decided to create some Custom Fields. I've ...
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How to delete Project server 2013 web app Administrative Time items

I have MS Project Server 2013 and created Project Web App site I have created multiple Administrative Time items now I want to delete Administrative Time items but there is no option.
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How to set none working days in MS Project server 2013 project web app page

I have setup MS Project 2013 server, and created project web apps I created enterprise projects How can I set none working days in MS Project Enterprise web app site or the enterprise project of ...
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Is it possible to show the percentage of completed task in the Timeline in MS Project?

I am using Microsoft Project 2013. I would like to visualize in the Timeline the percentage of completed task, for example 33%... Is this possible ?
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#ERROR in User-Defined Field Formula Even After Testing Against ProjDateValue('NA')

I've been struggling with a Microsoft Project (2013 Standard) formula assigned to a number user-defined field to calculate the difference between tasks' current Finishes and a baseline Finish I've ...
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Scheduling a task for the duration of the project

How would you recommend to schedule a task such as create and maintain project plan which applies regular weekly updates for the duration of the project?
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Updating derivatives of a template

I am creating a master schedule using multiple iterations of the same template. The template is copied to a new file, renamed for the start date and then added as a subproject to the master project. ...
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How to create custom fields at project level in MS Project

Currently, I'm trying to create some custom fields, but I don't want to repeat them in all the tasks, I want to use the option of custom fields by project but the option is disabled. I want to know ...
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Export timescale data from MSproject to Excel

I'd like to export timescale data like work to an excel file from MSProject We are looking to make a custom dashboard in excel but all timescale are not available to export. It seems like VBA can do ...
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Best way to get data from MS Project to Excel

I have created an excel file that outputs a really nice report for me after taking the input of Task name, resources, start date and finish date. The excel file is quite complicated and isn't ...
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How to compute the real finish date?

I would like to compute the real finish date, I mean : If Start date is 01/01/2015. and the Duration is 7 days , the real finish date is supposed to be 07/01/2015 (or at least 08/01/2015). Please ...
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Why the Auto-scheduled Finish date is Wrong in this case , using MS Project 2013 ?

When I set a Auto scheduled task to Start date : 07/05/2015 , and Duration to 12 month. I get a Finish date of 07/06/2016. There is a problem ! The finish day is supposed to be : 07/05/2015. I ...
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Microsoft Project resource usage hours problem

These are my default calendar options: Default start time: 8am Default end time: 5pm Hours per day: 8 Hours per week: 40 I have two resources. Resource 1 has the standard calendar (8 hours / day) ...
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When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut?

When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut ? I mean: Start date; End and start of the first cut; Start of the second cut; End of the second part of the task.
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How to draw a graph with X-axis group by and Y-axis a Customized field using MS Project?

I am unable to draw a chart in report using MS Project 2013, that have in X-axis (Grouped by) and in the other part Y-axis a customized field ? I can't find customized fields here :
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Can I have a double task on the same line in MS Project?

Suppose I have a task that is being stopped for a while and then it continues. I would like to show that like recurrent tasks , is this possible with manual tasks ?
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Microsoft Project 2013 Custom Report Not Respecting Task Filter

I've recently made the move to Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4727.1001) and seem to be having problems using even simple filters I've created within custom reports. For example, I wanted to create a ...
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How to filter the tasks that have a non-estimated duration?

I would like to filter only the tasks that have a duration fixed and know. I have a lot of tasks with an estimated duration, I want to filter the others. Is this possible under MS Project 2013 ?
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Planning backwards in MS Project

I need to plan some activities backwards from a fixed deadline. I am used SF dependencies for that, and there's a slight problem. Let's say I have the following simple plan: 1 Milestone 2 Activity A ...
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How to use MS Project to plan Bachelor degree modules

In an attempt to keep abreast of all prerequisites for my bachelor degree, as well as the grades and GPA, I have decided to put all the data in an MS Project file. There are certain modules which ...
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How do I allocate licence time as a limited resource in MS project?

I have a problem with allocation of licenses. The work to be done requires a software license that must be shared between my project and several others. This means that I only have that resource for a ...
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MS Project VBA coding to include expiration date

Can I add code to a macro in MSP2010 so that it will not run after a specified date? The code I have tried is this: Dim expire As Date expire = 1 / 8 / 2015 If activeproject.currentdate.value ...
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Disabling “Duration” Calculations

This may not be a normal request, but I am looking for a way to enter a duration in hours, then have manually entered scheduled start/finish dates, and not have either changed in Microsoft Project ...
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Actual Start Date Field Behavior

Entering an Actual Start that is earlier than the Scheduled Start, say by 1 hour, is adding the 1 hour to the duration field instead of decrementing the finish date by 1 hour.
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Issue with task scheduling and ordering

I am using MS Project 2010 and trying to align four tasks correctly when importing into a master project. I created my template and the dates are correct, but when entering as a subproject into the ...
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Resource Allocation in MS Project

How do I allocate a resource (lets call him Joe) who has different availabilities based on the day. Example he has a daily meeting 1 hour each day and a project review meeting that is 3 hours every ...
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Correct task dependency if Item A is required within 5 months of starting Task B

I'm not sure what combination of task dependency type and lead/lag duration to use for the following scenario. Item B is a large, complicated assembly that includes a subcomponent called Item A ...
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MS Project 2007 Start End Date Mismatch

I have kept the correct start and end date but the duration is getting wrongly calculated. The start date is 11-June-2015 and end date is 16th -Sept -2015 . They are appearing fine in MPP. But the ...
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How to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project

I wish to know how to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project. In my project, we have ad hoc tasks frequently cropping up and resources have to spend time ...
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In MS Project 2010, how to avoid a task of being split by non working time?

I am scheduling a series of 30 small training sessions (2,5d each), and I wish that each training would not be Split by weekends or holidays. All tasks are to be performed by the same person. If ...
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Can I filter to only related tasks in MS Project?

I have a large schedule, but in the Network Diagram view, I want to be able to filter to only show the tasks that are linked to the specific task I'm focused on. The filtered tasks are not ...
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MS Project Overallocation

MS Project seems to take a task and calculate per day work by dividing total work by duration. In the schedule I am working on, each resource is available for 10 hours per day, but MS Project doesn't ...
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How auto share resource for multiple tasks in MS Project

Suppose I have three tasks, each task requires one resource (one engineer), if I have 3 separated resources, say A, B, C, how can I auto assign these resource to my tasks depending on availability. ...
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% Complete confusion in MS Project 2007

I'm a little confused about how MS Project 2007 is calculating % Complete in the following instance.... As you can see, CM Front Office (Level 1) is showing 99% Complete, even though there are ...
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Global calendars in MS-Project?

If I replace a calendar in the Global.MPT file, will this calendar update all the other projects that are using it? Suppose I make the following steps: Copy a calendar to Global.MPT file. Create a ...
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Microsoft Project for Agile software development?

I am getting to grips with MS Project 2013. But I wonder if it is usable for Agile software development? So far it seems to be quite useful for setting up an initial plan, for creating offers, ...
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Timestamp fields for <initial creation> and <last update> of a task

Microsoft Project 2013: Are there any default fields which show Time & Date when a task was FIRST CREATED, and when it was LAST EDITED ? I would like to filter for tasks which lately have been ...
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MS Project: Show annual project cost

I am currently planning a project in MS Project. After allocating all resources and other cost to the tasks I need to present the annual budget of the project (split into manpower and direct cost). ...
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Summary task shows wrong total duration

Microsoft Project 2013: A summary task shows a wrong total of DURATION HOURS: The sum should be 31 hours, but it shows only 25 hours. However, the sum of WORK HOURS is correct. Also, the calculation ...
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MS Project - Duration without a start and finish date

Im currently working on a schedule where we have several options. Due to the fact there are several of them, and its not decided which we are going to be asked to perform, I want to be able to show ...
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Planning in MS Project: fixed work AND fixed duration

I currently plan a quite complex project in MS Project. At the moment I cannot plan everything out in detail, but I think that in my head I have a good understanding of how long a task will last and ...
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MS Project 2013 - How to schedule a 6 hr work week maximum

I am working on a project with over 800 tasks and each task can take anywhere between 10 mins-3 hrs. I am assigning people (team of 10) to do tasks but each person can only be assigned for a maximum ...