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Showing Microsoft Project files to people without Project

Other possible solution would be to upload your MS Project file to google drive. Once there, try to open it and a popup will display asking you to use a couple of free tools: 1. Gantter for google ...
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How can I do Change Request on Microsoft Project?

TL;DR Microsoft Project is for project planning. It is not a replacement for other documents and processes. There is no such thing as an "MS Project Change Request." Handling Change Requests A ...
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Change default Task Type to 'Fixed Work' in Microsoft Project 2013

Yes. File > Options, Schedule category. Select "All New Projects" and set the default task type as needed. You can also edit multiple tasks by selecting them and using the Information button on the ...
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Drop-down menus in MS Project 2013 disappeared

To do this with the menus do this. View >> Filter >> Display AutoFilter .... (shorthand for below) Click on the View tab. Then look for the Filter drop down. It's about in the middle and has a ...
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How to show how late a task is in MS-Project 2013?

Firstly you need to Baseline your plan at the start of the project, when all the planning has been done and you have a plan you are happy with. Then add the Column 'Finish Variance' to your view. ...
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How to edit groups of tasks in Microsoft project?

I showed the "Type" column, changed the first entry to "Fixed Duration", then dragged that value down through the rest of the rows, and it worked. Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: click in the "Fixed ...
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How to add dynamic date footer to project print-out?

From here: In the File tab, click Print, then click Page Setup. On the Header, Footer, or Legend tab, click the Left, Center, or Right tab. Now choose the date icon and the field will auto-fill and ...
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Finding out individual resource planned hours from MPP

It sounds like you need to be looking at the "Resource Usage" view which gives, for each resource, a breakdown of the tasks allocated to them and the hours they will spend on each task both at a ...
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Push all dates back by 7 days in a project (project 2013)

Assuming your tasks are linked: if all tasks in the project are to be changed, go to Project Ribbon, Project Information, and change the project start date. If not all tasks need to be moved, select ...
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Summary task shows wrong total duration

If each task has the same resource at 100% and the durations of the subtasks all equal the work, then the only possible explanation for a shorter summary duration is that one or more of the subtasks ...
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MS Project - Resource assignment priorities

I'm afraid neither priorities (used only when leveling overallocated resources), resource pools, nor any feature in Project is going to handle this for you automatically. If you know when Alice is ...
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Microsoft Project for Agile software development?

I used it for Scrum projects, but it is not too comfortable. You can use it to forecast delivered functionality at a later point of time, but you need a lot of manual work for that: you should ...
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Resource Availability, Max Units - Relationship between settings

When you edit a resource's availablility - you are changing his/her max units over time. It will match the value in the max units field for the applicable time frame. For example: From April 1 to ...
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#ERROR in User-Defined Field Formula Even After Testing Against ProjDateValue('NA')

Here are a few things to note: Instead of checking the task Finish field for N/A or 0, use the IsDate function. While N/A values for date fields are internally stored as very large integers (2^32) ...
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Gaps in resource scheduled time

Is the second resource working the same number of hours at the same assignment unit? Look at the Task Usage view and add "peak" to the left side of the view to see assignment units. Regarding the ...
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Task count for completed tasks

Add a spare number field (Number1 for example) and customize the field with the following formula: IIf([% complete]=100,1,0) In the Custom fields dialog under "Calculation for task and group summary ...
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How to set none working days in MS Project server 2013 project web app page

You need to create an enterprise calendar in: Settings PWA Settings Enterprise Data Enterprise Calendars New Calendar From Project Server 2013 Administrator's Guide (page 50) Enterprise calendars ...
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Unable to scroll (MS Project Professional 2013)

Inside your project file, put your cursor in one of the lines within the spreadsheet-like project sheet. Press Ctrl-Home (should bring you to the first line), then Ctrl-Shift-End to select all lines ...
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Disallow multitasking in MS Project

The resource leveling command will not change assignment units on tasks. So the only way for a resource to be working 1.75 hours on two tasks simultaneously would be if the resource is not assigned at ...
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How to import Actual Work to MS Project 2013 from CSV

You should use import map in import wizard to achieve this. For more details you can refer to the following article 6 Practical Scenarios Where Excel Import is Useful - http://www.mpug.com/articles/6-...
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How to assign multiple resources to a in MS Project and making them work different hours over the same duration

MS-Project works from a task-centric model, rather than a resource-centric model. That is to say, MS-Project works from the position that tasks require an intrinsic amount of work to complete, ...
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How to assign multiple resources to a in MS Project and making them work different hours over the same duration

An approach that works for me. Create the 11 day duration task and, as you noted, set it as Fixed Duration. Split the screen (right click in the Gantt chart area and choose Show Split) to show the ...
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Plan a task multiple times

MS-Project does not have the functionality you require, unfortunately. Nor are they the same tasks just because they deliver the same logical outcomes (tested something) using the same logical ...
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Is there a way to links tasks that have overlapped dates?

Link the tasks as Finish-to-Finish instead of the default Finish-to-Start. Change the Predecessor field to say 2FF.
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Working (part of) an MS Project schedule backwards

What you have set up should work under most circumstances. My guess is that you have a later task linked to Task 50 through successors that has a Must Finish On date. Try changing the MFO date(s) to ...
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MS Project: Few basis questions on tasks management

I know of no best practise in respect of this (doesn't mean it doesn't exist!), but as far as I am concerned I mix and match depending on my needs. If the task is 2 hours long I put in 2h rather than ...
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How can I display buffers in MS Project?

Displaying the slack for the task (as suggested by Polymath) is a great method. You can even display it on the Gantt chart, if that helps tell your story visually. Your final sentence tells me that ...
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MS Project 2013: Can I avoid MSP auto-changing my assignment units to less than 100%?

The screen shot does not show the field names, but it appears that you have a task Duration of 1 day (e.g. 8 hours), but Work set to 4 hrs (e.g. half a day). In order for resources to only work 4 ...
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Project 2013 custom cost field, project time-phased

Answered at: Project 2013 - Custom cost field not visible in Time Report I'm afraid custom fields are not timephased so they will not appear in any of the Visual Reports. Project does not know ...
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How to send email notification when assigning task to resources in project server 2013 web app?

After searching on the internet and Microsoft site I solved my problem 1- Go to SharePoint Central administration page click on under general application settings click on PWA settings Manage, once ...
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