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MS Project - How to print the right Gantt diagram from custom view?

If you have deleted all the bars with the exception of the Baseline Bars, you should not be seeing dependency lines nor start and finish dates. When you attempt to print, have you removed the ...
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How can I change the estimated dates value in MS Project 2010 without affecting plan dates?

Once you have established your schedule and you are satisfied with everything, you need to create a schedule baseline. The dates in the start and finish columns will populate the baseline start and ...
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Use elapsed days in german ms project

Insert the task Leveling Delay field into a table and read the unit abbreviation from there. Leveling Delay is always in elapsed days. This will give you the answer in any language. German for ...
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Communicate a project easily without MS Project?

I agree with the previous comments and think that a kanban board could be a great solution for you. It is based on separating the board into the progress columns (the most simple approach - to do, ...
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MS-Project 2010 - How to add Task Name to the Quick Access ribbon?

Also F2 drops you into edit mode if the clicking twice doesn't work for you. Previous releases had the Entry Bar enabled by default. You can display it in later releases through File, Options. However ...
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Status Field and Microsoft Project

Don't worry MS-P is working fine. In the style of planning you describe, you may find that status is best used to help see how up to date your plan is and use Finish Variance as you already are, to ...
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How can Critical Chain scheduling be undertaken with Microsoft Project 2010?

Sorry, Project does not use critical chain methodology - only critical path. There are add ins (ProChain for example) but not native to the product.
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How to Add an "Percent Tasks Complete" Column with Rollup to Summary Task (MS Project 2010)

Try using "% Complete" rather than "% Work Complete", Project will calculate % Complete automatically for "SafetyTest" if you have "SafetyTest1", "SafetyTest2" and "SafetyTest3" as subordinate tasks (...
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After running visual report from Project 2010, why can't I modify the pivot table data?

I found that this can be accomplished using MDX(Multidimensional eXpressions) via the Excel PivotChartTools - Analyze tab. Under the Calculations section of the ribbon there is an OLAP Tools drop ...
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Task dates and project end date changes when adding a percent complete or changing resources

Assuming you are using Microsoft Project, take a look at your Calculation options in File > Options > Advanced. At the bottom of the Advanced page, there are options for how Project deals with the % ...
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Auto schedule problem with MS Project 2010

Do you have a must finish on constraint on the succeeding subtask and is that subtask fixed duration? If so, that would cause the subtask to start a day early to protect the must finish on constraint,...
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Issue with task scheduling and ordering

1,2, & 3 should be auto-scheduled. 4 Should be manual-scheduled. Drop all current predecessors for these. Then make 4 a predecessor of each of 1,2 & 3, using a S-F constraint. You don't need ...
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Displaying a resource's tasks across multiple subprojects

This you can easily achieve using MS Excel, as Excel provides a good compatibility with Microsoft Project, so you can copy/paste all contents from Excel to MPP and vice versa. Follow these steps:- ...
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MS Project - One year is calculated wrong

Microsoft seems to have hard-coded 1 emo = 30 edays. There is no setting to achieve your expected date, which is based on the variable human interpretation of "month." For workarounds, I would ...
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MS Project, add hours directly in resource usage

I am not really sure I totally understood the problem; however, I am pretty sure that it's not a version or application problem. I would give it a try and go to Project -> Change working Calendar and ...
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Sort Not Working in Microsoft Project Custom Report

I cannot reproduce the error. In Duration1 I have the following formula based upon your earlier post: IIf([Baseline1 Finish]=ProjDateVAlue("NA")Or Not IsDate([Finish]),0,IIf(ProjDateDiff([...
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MS Project VBA coding to include expiration date

I'm going to make an assumption that you don't have an agreement with the other party to have access to your IP. Generally anything developed by you on their time is theirs, but maybe these are macros ...
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In MS Project 2010, how to avoid a task of being split by non working time?

A couple of assumptions and feel free to adjust to your specific scenario. If the sessions are 2.5 days each, they cannot start after 1:00 pm on Wed. Create a calendar with working time Monday ...
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MS Project: Multiple tasks for one employee

Within the tasks resource widget (double click on the task) you can set the % the resource is available for the task. Set it e.g. To 75% for development and 25% for testing. But keep in mind that ...
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MS Project: Multiple tasks for one employee

Your tasks should be loaded as fixed units. Go to Resource Usage and spread the hours per task against the one resource manually. Don't let the tool level the tasks for your as it will split and ...
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Microsoft Project Task to Start and Finish on the Same Day?

If you can live with just the summary tasks, you can achieve what you are looking for with "buffer tasks" and two new base calendars. Before each of the main tasks, add a task with a one minute ...
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Auto schedule problem with MS Project 2010

If you need it to and nothing else works, and it's only this one subtask causing the issue set the predecessor to the task as (TaskID)FS+1d and that will add a lag. ie. if the row is 14 then 13FS+1d ...
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Auto schedule problem with MS Project 2010

You lost me on the April then July dates - are they the same tasks? Check for Actual start dates on the tasks - display the Tracking table. No lead on the F to S link?
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Task dates and project end date changes when adding a percent complete or changing resources

It is a bizarre quirk of MS-Project that setting a task to "Complete" by marking it as 100% Complete does not set the end-date to the current date. However I believe it does affect the task effort, ...
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MS Project Predecessor Path in Gantt Chart

Sadly not built-in to Project 2010. It is in Project 2013 through the "Task Path" feature. You can create your own Task Path Manually. Add the Marked field (or a flag field) to the Gantt table. ...
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Work statistics report for resources

With some tweaking you can get the chart from the Baseline Work Visual report. Open the master project you created using the pool and create the Baseline Work visual report. Once the data is in ...
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Finish variance in Hours

Go to Options in the File tab. Open Schedule. Third option group down, you can change how duration is entered. Choose hours.
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Create resource dependencies in MS project 2010

Unless this is supported in Project Server, of which I have no experience, you cannot do this in MS-Project. It simply does not include the concept of resource dependencies within a task. In any case,...
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How to reschedule activities after entering actuals in MS Project 2010

On the Project tab, under status date, there is an "update project" button. Is this what you mean?
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MS-Project 2010 - How to add Task Name to the Quick Access ribbon?

Click on 'File' tab, select 'Options'. The 'Project Options' dialogue window will open. Select 'Display'. Check the 'Entry Bar' option.
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