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Showing Microsoft Project files to people without Project

The project managers at my company were asked to use Microsoft Project 2013 to track our projects, but many of the business stakeholders do not have Project installed. It looks like I cannot just ...
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How to add special, non-continuous dates to one task?

I am using Microsoft Project Standard 2013 and would like to know how I can add a split task to my gantt diagram. This task shell visualize dates where no changes to our infrastructure are allowed. ...
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How to add milestone in MS Project server 2013?

I have MS Project server 2013 integrated with SharePoint 2013. I have created PWA site and in task page I want to add milestone as we do in MS Project professional 2013 but I don't see any options, ...
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Unable to schedule a 4-hour task completed over 2 days in Gantt Chart

I'm trying to create a detailed Gantt chart, using MS Project 2013, for a project in one of my courses. Being a student, I'm not working the same number of hours every day. For example, I may have a ...
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MS Project 2013: Overall duration, taking account of non-business days

In Microsoft Project 2013, is there a way of showing "total duration taking account of non-business days", rather than simply "total number of business days"? For example (using a standard calendar): ...
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How can I do Change Request on Microsoft Project?

Title is self-explanatory. MS Project 2013 for reference. I'm not allowed to disclose many details of the project, but it's a small/medium scale IT project with a team of 6 people. I have everything ...
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MS Project 2013 Does not have Sync to SharePoint Option

I know this is short but this is the problem. I have a user that has MS Project 2013 and his option under Save As for Sync with SharePoint is not there. Any idea why? I have tried looking ...
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How can I display buffers in MS Project?

I work on a subproject, the timelines of most work packages we are managing are non critical. In most cases, we have a scenario like this: Team A needs to work 10 days, but can do this anytime during ...
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How can I perform a comparison between baseline and actual hours worked?

How could I calculate cumulative hours worked on all tasks from project start date to current date (status) to get a comparison between projected hours worked (baseline) and actual hours worked (...
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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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MS Project 2013 - Resource Overallocations during specific time period with 100% Availability

Is there a way to set resource availability by task (not project) during a specific time period in MS Project 2013 ? For example there is a resource allocated to Task 1 that starts in Dec 2015 and ...
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Is there a way to use your customized fields in reports created in MS project 2013?

I have some customized fields that I've created. I really need to find a way to use them while I'm creating customized reports in MS project, but I just see the built-in fields when I want to create ...
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How to export a configuration of MS Project 2013 so that I can import it in another file ?

I have multiple projects to handle. And I make some personalized fields for one of those project under MS Project 2013. I would like to export my configuration and use it in another file. is this ...
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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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How to get milestone to auto-schedule for next day in MS Project?

I'm working with MS Project 2013. I have tasks set to auto-schedule, and to default to fixed work. I have 2 milestones, one of which depends on the other. The first one triggers some work which ...
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How to add dynamic date footer to project print-out?

I see other people printing our project's Gantt chart with an up-to-the-date date on the bottom. How do they to do that? Is it automatic or must one do something every time one prints the chart?
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How to import Actual Work to MS Project 2013 from CSV

I would like to import CSV file with the following structure to MS Project 2013 as Tasks (type of data you want to import in the Import Wizard). Outline_Level;Name;Actual_Work 1;Project name; 2;Task ...
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MS Project - Resource assignment priorities

I have a support project that starts on 9th Feb and ends on 30th Sep. Work has to be done every day except holidays and weekends. I have three resources: Alice, Bob and Eve. Alice is working on the ...
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Plan a task multiple times

I want to make some form of recurring task that will occur after specified other tasks. Instead of every x days/weeks/etc. occur after Task X, Y and Z (self specified) Any help would be appreciated, ...
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Adding unnumbered task in MS Project 2013

I need to add a task to my WBS/Gantt Chart in MS Project, but not number it as it is a task (Kickoff meeting) that I want to fall under the heading: Project Administration. I need this to be a general ...
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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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Work resources that don't influence the duration of the task

I work on a construction project. I have a task that needs 1000h to be completed. Depending on the amount of manpower, the duration of the task will vary. To complete the task I need scaffolding that ...
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How to Specify how Text Colours Should Override Each Other in MS Project

This is a little embarrassing, but I cannot figure out how to do this. I have added Text Style formatting, but I need to change the priority of the formatting. I have Critical Path tasks formatted ...
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Looking for a way to remove an errant calendar from MS Project Professional 2013

I have a project file with a project calendar that shows up in the Change Working Time dialog box's For Calendar dropbox that is not being using in the project file. I've looked in the Calendar tab in ...
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How to send email notification when assigning task to resources in project server 2013 web app?

I use Project server 2013 and I created a Project web app site. I created an enterprise project and entered the team data. Now I am able to assign tasks to resources. What I want is that the team ...
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Microsoft Project 2013: Adding due date and coming-due indicators

First post and new to MS Project, so please bear with me if I forget some minor details. My question is this: Is it possible to setup an indicator column in MS Project that displays a multi-tiered ...
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MS Project 2013 Reports: ACWP in Timephased Line Chart does not match ACWP in Column Chart or Table

Version: Microsoft Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4420.1017) Hello - I am creating a report in MS Project 2013. When I create a time-phased line chart containing ACWP, the ACWP shown in the chart for ...
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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 ...
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MS Project: Few basis questions on tasks management

I have seen different managers entering preferred Duration in days and some in hours. Is there any best practice? I have seen many manager will update "% complete" to update a task progress. Is this ...
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Drop-down menus in MS Project 2013 disappeared

In one of my MS Project 2013 files, the drop down menus appear when I hover over the column headers in the Task Sheet view. In another file and new files, the drop down menu option does not appear in ...
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How to assign multiple resources to a in MS Project and making them work different hours over the same duration

I am trying to load resources into tasks in MS Project 2013 Standard. The tasks have specific durations for when they should start and end. For each task, I would like to assign multiple resources and ...
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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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Changing default working hours from 8 hr/day to 4 hr/day in Microsoft project 2013?

I am learning to use MS Project for a student project and trying to change the default working hours. I am not able to make this configuration change. How does one modify this setting? I tried ...
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View project plan by week in a tabular format

There is a way to view your project plan in a table broken down by tasks ongoing in each week. I cannot for the life of me remember how to do this, and I'm not having any luck searching. Does anyone ...
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Microsoft Project: Cannot level resources assigned to summary tasks

I have run into unexpected behavior in Microsoft Project 2013. To reproduce, create the tasks seen in the screenshot: Where Requirements has a maximum unit of 100%. Notice that when you "Level All" ...
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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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Task count for completed tasks

I need to know how many tasks are 100% complete in my project. How do I get a current total of the number of tasks that are 100% complete from my %Complete column?
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Resource Availability, Max Units - Relationship between settings

I am helping a colleague "debug" an MS-Project project plan today, where there seem to be unexplained over-allocations. They have chosen quite a complex method for restricting allocations and I don't ...
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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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Change default Task Type to 'Fixed Work' in Microsoft Project 2013

When I create a new task in Microsoft Project it defaults to "Fixed Units", however most of the projects we do are estimated upfront so we need to schedule based on fixed amount of effort but variable ...
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Microsoft Project - Using “As late as possible” instead of SF dependencies

Im new to project and im trying to link task 2 to a activity in task 1 so that all of the earlier activities in task 2 then work backwards. I have read that i should be using "as late as possible" ...
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Macro Planning Road Map

I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management. I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning. A concrete example, I have a list of ...
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Microsoft Project 2013 - Auto leveling according to Resource Availability

I am building a project plan on Microsoft Project 2013 and can't understand why it is not allocating a resource. I have a task set as auto scheduled, fixed work, with a 7 day effort assigned to a ...
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Why are tasks split while updating plan?

I inserted the actual start for updating a task and then inserted the %comp and reschedule and resource leveling for the plan with ms project 2013. The problem is that the task has been split in ...
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MS Project Column Time different from Project Time

In MS Project 2013 I am attempting to get a particular column to show time unit in Days but leave the default Project Time Unit as minutes for all of the other columns. I can set the Project default ...
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MS Project autoschedule - full days of work are bleeding into next day

I'm scheduling weeks of work in Microsoft Project (2013) wherein each task will normally take a full day of work/duration for a crew. I'm scheduling them for 10-hour days and the duration of the work ...
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MS Project 2013 - SubProject Finish Date not Calculating Correctly

I have a Master Project with a subproject. Inside the subproject there are two tasks. If opened alone and calculated (F9) the subproject finish date will roll up correctly. If the Master Project is ...
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How to get MSProject to automatically increase resource usage to over 100% when the average Acutal Work hours is above the standard day work hour?

Let's assume that the standard number of hours worked per day is 8h I have a task with a Duration of 2 days and 16 Work hours The resource RA is assigned 100% to this task. this task mode is set to ...
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Changing default time from 0.88 days to 1 day

In Microsoft Project 2013, when I enter a start day of 16/6/2016 and end date of 16/6/2016, the default duration is 0.88 days. When I go into change working time it shows 8 hours per day. Problem is, ...
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Relationship between Work, Duration and Units in Microsoft Project 2013

I am struggling with Work/Duration/Units. Example: I have a product that takes 184 hrs to build, we typically have 5-6 guys working on it and in real time, takes about a week to complete. When I ...