Every now and then MS Project screws me over. I use it to manage multiple projects, to solve resourcing for our services organization. I don't manage tasks, but use one MS Project "task" for each project (or each part of a project).
Anyway, that worked for a while now. I had projects (MS Project tasks) have a certain number of days in "Work" (the estimate of the whole project), and I adjusted the "Remaining" work so I always have an accurate sense on when team members become available. So far so good.
But today, out of the blue, when I adjust the number of any task (e.g. a task having 20d in work and remaining, it hasn't started yet) in the Remaining Work columns, the Work column gets adjusted to the same number, too (effectively saying 0% complete). Even though I want to say out of 20d total only 5d are left, it changes the whole task to 5 total.  If I adjust the "% Work Complete" number, it has the desired effect in that it leaves Work as it is and adjusts Work Remaining [/edit]
I am puzzled by how this can suddenly change (yes, other people have write access to that file, too), and fail to find a reason for that (and of course have failed to resolve it).
Anybody got an idea?