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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Show resources grouped by high-level summary task in MS Project

I've had the same issue and was suprised, that there were only few answers and especially not very simple solutions (like VBA mentioned above). I've found a simple workaround for this report I'd like ...
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MS Project Column Time different from Project Time

For a given task the units of duration-type fields are fixed/constant. To display a duration-type field in units other than the defined units for the task, use a custom text field with a formula like:...
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Looking for a way to remove an errant calendar from MS Project Professional 2013

If it's not a Resource calendar, your project may be corrupted. You can use VBA to delete calendars. Go to the VB Editor (Alt+F11), show the Immediate Window (Ctrl+G) and type this, replacing with ...
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MS Project 2013 cost adjustment

You should save the baseline when you have an approved plan (that includes schedule, resources and costs). So if a change request is approved you should save the corresponding plan to the baseline. ...
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Why does my Earned Value curve go back to zero

It is hard to know exactly why you are getting this result without looking at your file; however, based on your OP, I think it has to do with this: "I imagined two status...." I interpret this that, ...
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Must every task in MS project be linked with each other?

Sensei project solutions (I'm not affiliated, I'm just impressed) has a set of quality filters that they suggest you run against every project you document. One of those filters requires that every ...
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MS Project autoschedule - full days of work are bleeding into next day

You can set the Task Type to "Fixed Work", then manually adjust the duration of the task so it ends at the end of the day. The "Fixed Work" setting will ensure the amount of work is not recalculated ...
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Scheduling hours over a fixed duration in MS-Project 2013

Create the task initially as a Fixed Duration task where duration = 2 weeks. I would make sure the task is not effort driven. Using the task form, assign ME1 and enter 10 hours of work then assign ...
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Changing default time from 0.88 days to 1 day

This is a classic mismatch between the default "Hours in a working day", which you probably have left at the default of 8, and actual working hours which you have probably set in your calendar to be 7....
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Relationship between Work, Duration and Units in Microsoft Project 2013

Firstly you should understand the difference between "effort" & "duration". You can read this article - http://www.pmbypm.com/difference-project-effort-and-duration/ Let's talk about 3 different ...
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MS Project 2013 - SubProject Finish Date not Calculating Correctly

This should have been resolved by the update released on Dec 6. Try installing the public update and see if that resolves the issue.
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MS project 2013 - complex resource allocation

You can use the Task Usage or Resource usage view to manually contour the work for a resource over time. Zoom out to show months and edit the total work per month.
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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?

I set up a basic project with three tasks where each task is configured to be one of the basic task types: Fixed Duration Fixed Work Fixed Units I then copied the tasks down and grouped then into ...
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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?

I am not seeing this in either Project 2016 or Project 2010. When I apply the tracking table and enter 24 hours of actual work on a Fixed Duration task, the message does not appear. Please check to ...
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Filter with wrong total actual work

In Project, filters do not show the sum of just the filtered tasks. You'll need to use groups to show summary data by group. If you are trying to group by resource assigned, try grouping the Task ...
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Earned value analysis by client and vendor

If the vendor is measuring perfomance of 'The' project then its the same calc who ever does it. If the vendor has an internal project to rent out their employees on a per diem basis then you can see ...
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Difference between max units and assignment units in MS Project

Max. Units is set on a resource level - usually in the Resource Sheet view. When assigning a resource, Project will, by default, use the max units as the assignment units value. However, you can ...
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MS Project: Few basis questions on tasks management

Others have answered Q1 & Q3 well; I'll add only the observation that my girlfriend is working on projects with a 10 year duration; most of my projects are measured in < 2 months. We're going ...
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Is there a way to use your customized fields in reports created in MS project 2013?

More Custom Fields are available in 2016 but you still can't use Custom Text Fields in a Chart, but you can use Custom Numbers. Don't understand why you can have number but not text.
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