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  1. Re: MSP 2010 - Locking Views so Filters don't change

    There have been a number of changes in Project 2010. If you save the view to Global.mpt (File > Info, Organizer) you can reset the view to default (with the filter applied) using the Task Ribbon. ...
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    Re: Using Customised Date Fields in MSP2010

    Can you reproduce the error on a new file? If all works as expected on a new file, it is possible your original file has some mild corruption. On a copy of the file, save as XML and then import...
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    Re: Calendar month for duration vs work hours

    You're welcome and give yourself a pat on the back. Great rundown of all of the options settings that need to be adjusted when changing Project calendars. Kudos!
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    Re: Using Customised Date Fields in MSP2010

    I recommend installing SP-2. Does the formula work as expected in another file or does this occur with the formula in all files?
  5. Re: MSP 2010 - Locking Views so Filters don't change

    When you remove the filter and save the file, the view is saved without the filter. I suggest instead of removing the filter, switch to another view that does not have the filter applied. So you'd...
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    Re: Using Customised Date Fields in MSP2010

    This is not from Project 2010. Please check File > Help and click the link for Additional Version and Copyright Information. You should be at SP-2 for Project 2010.

    Are you, by chance, using...
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    Re: Calendar month for duration vs work hours

    You can certainly modify the calendar to make every day a working day. However, your resources will be scheduled to work during Saturdays and Sundays.
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    Re: Using Customised Date Fields in MSP2010

    I've just tested your formula in a text field in Project 2010. It appears to work fine either with dates and times or just dates.

    Are you up to date with Service Packs?
  9. Re: project 2010 standard visual report error with office 2003

    Do you have resources assigned to the tasks and have you saved a baseline?

    Can you run any of the visual reports in Excel. Do you have SP-2 applied to Project 2010? In order to use Visio - it...
  10. Re: MS Project 2007 issues - aggregation inconsistencies, resource names with unexplained %

    1. I've got some issues with the aggregation of some fields such as BCWS - the sub-elements add up to more than the aggregated figure at the next level up. Shouldn't they be the same?

    Is it...
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    Re: Reporting on a shared resource pool

    Assuming you want to group first by Resource and then by project:

    Open the Pool file and display the Resource Usage view.
    Create a custom group with the following definition:
    Group by:
    ...
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    Re: Costs to entire projects

    You cannot assign resources (material or work) to the project summary task. You can assign cost budget resources, but that is at a flat rate.

    An option is to create a hammock task and then assign...
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    Re: Issue with RAG status in MS Project

    Your default start and end time is 11 hours not 7. How many hours per day do you have set up as working time in the calendar? Check Change Working Time.
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    Re: MS Project 2007 file size

    Project 2007 is up to Service Pack 3 and it should be installed. You can try a couple of options:

    Open the file and without making any changes, perform a File> Save As and save to a new file...
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    Re: Baseline Time Phasing Lost??

    I'm afraid I don't follow your comment:



    Are you saying you saved the file, closed it, and when you re-opened it the timephased baseline work is not showing?

    If you remove the baseline work...
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    Re: Multiple funding sources on MS Project

    If you are not using work resources, you could certainly create three cost resources and assign them to the tasks noting each funding line. You can then save the baseline and record actual costs as...
  17. Re: Maintain single (large) file or split into multiple schedules?

    Hi Matt,
    Sorry for the delay in replying. For links:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/create-a-resource-pool-for-sharing-resources-across-projects-HP045303641.aspx
    and...
  18. Re: Maintain single (large) file or split into multiple schedules?

    Hi Matt,

    You can divide the larger file into smaller ones, all connected to a resource pool file. Creating the pool file will allow you to consolidate assignments in one central location and...
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    Re: Hide units on RESOURCE_NAMES

    You're welcome and thank you for the feedback.
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    Re: Hide units on RESOURCE_NAMES

    The work-around:


    Copy the resource name data into the Initials field.
    Change the Bar Style for critical and non-critical tasks to use Resource Initials instead of the Resource Name.


    I...
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    Re: Looking for a new MS product

    In case the reply is not approved by the moderator - this same question hasw been posted to the TechNet forums Project forum under the same title.
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    Re: Looking for a new MS product

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/projectonline/thread/4f1744fd-e7c1-42b3-9008-73e85ec6e649
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    Re: Task costs and annualised costs

    You're welcome, Matt. Thanks for the feedback.
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    Re: Task costs and annualised costs

    The data from the Budget Cost Report is from the Task Usage view. Apply the view and add cost to the timescaled portion (right side) of the view. (Task Usage Tools Format tab, select Cost in the...
  25. Re: Little dots extending past the task bar in the gantt chart?

    You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.
  26. Re: Little dots extending past the task bar in the gantt chart?

    Once you start task B by logging actuals - its start date is set. As you extend the duration of task A Project attempts to maintain the F to F relationship between A & B. In order to keep the...
  27. Re: Little dots extending past the task bar in the gantt chart?

    They indicate a split - usually where zero actual work has been logged. Take a look at the Task usage view, show actual work - likely there are zeros extending the end date of the task.
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    Re: MS Project 2010 - some commands greyed out

    Ah, now I understand. I believe the full compare projects ribbon is only called through the button and is not available as a stand alone.
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    Re: MS Project 2010 - some commands greyed out

    I guess I'm not following. You cannot add any button to a standard group on the ribbon. You need to add a custom group and then add a button.

    I was just able to add Compare projects command to a...
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    Re: MS Project 2010 - some commands greyed out

    The command is usually on the Project ribbon. Is it not there?
  31. Re: What are new enhancement of Microsoft Project 2010

    For a complete list -- see:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/what-s-new-in-microsoft-project-2010-HA010354195.aspx

    I am a fan of inactive tasks and the SharePoint Sync.
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    Re: Random duration changes not requested

    It does sound like a corrupt file. I'm afraid a re-build is likely in order.

    You're welcome for the assistance and glad to know that you can continue to apply the knowledge in future projects.
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    Re: Random duration changes not requested

    There is certainly something amiss. Project 2007 is up to service pack 3 -- what level of SP do you have applied?

    Do you have links on summary tasks? Resources assigned to summary tasks?

    If...
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    Re: Random duration changes not requested

    Are you sure your resource leveling is set to Manual? Is it possible that someone else is opening the master file and leveling?
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    Re: Random duration changes not requested

    Hi,

    Yes when you unassign resources, you shuold get a message about removing actuals. If you say yes (which is the only way to unassign resources) the % complete will be re-set.

    Add the field...
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    If you un-assign the resource that should make...

    If you un-assign the resource that should make Project much more predictable. The durations may not drop back down without manual intervention -- but they should stay stable after removing...
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    Re: Random duration changes not requested

    If resources are assigned, you now have a more complicated scenario than just tasks, durations, and dates.

    You are tracking when you say you are entering Actual Starts and % complete. Are you...
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    Re: Random duration changes not requested

    To the best of my knowledge, durations increasing is not an issue of file compatibility. So, there must be something else going on.

    Are you tracking work? If you compare timescaled (use the Task...
  39. Re: Planned % Complete - Enterprise Field in Project Server

    I think we are having a fundamental misunderstanding. Without baseline data, the start dates should be updating based upon the rescheduling of incomplete work -- there should never be any incomplete...
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    Re: Requirements for Microsoft Project

    Hello Paul:

    To answer your direct questions:


    Yes. By creating templates in Project you can quickly create a new project with the list of common tasks, relationships between tasks. The...
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    Re: Reschedule task if its predecessor ends early?

    You're welcome Steve. Feel free to post other questions as needed.

    Julie
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    Re: Reschedule task if its predecessor ends early?

    No, sorry, I meant applying the Tracking table to the left side of any Gantt view. Apply any Gantt view (tracking or regular). Place your mouse in the upper left corner of the table above the Task...
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    Re: Reschedule task if its predecessor ends early?

    If you display the Tracking table, is there an Actual Start date for Task 23? What is the actual finish date for task 22?

    Is there any leveling delay added to task 23?
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    Re: Reschedule task if its predecessor ends early?

    Does task 23 have an Actual Start date? If so, remove it and the task should be rescheduled. I'm guessing you have a predecessor/successor relationship set between Task 22 & 23?

    Is there a...
  45. Re: Planned % Complete - Enterprise Field in Project Server

    I'm not following your question exactly. Are you expecting the planned % complete to be based upon the baseline or the new baseline (baseline1)?

    You need to set which baseline you are using for...
  46. Re: Desired Behavior when changing work or duration

    Perhaps the easiest way to see what is going on with assignment units, work, and task duration is to show the Task Form in the lower part of your screen. From the Window menu, choose the Split...
  47. Re: Desired Behavior when changing work or duration

    What version of Project are you using? The Project 2010 version does not accurately display assignment units unless you look at the peak units field added to the Resource or Task Usage view.

    The...
  48. Re: Desired Behavior when changing work or duration

    I'm afraid you can't have it all ways. In a fixed work task, if you change duration, Project will change assignment units. However, if you change work, project will change duration, leaving...
  49. re: How to convert a Project 95 file to Project 2007

    How old is the file? What version was it created in?
  50. Re: Show only certain Tasks and Columns in a MPP file.. AND Help with VBA Export routine

    No, sorry. If you give someone an .mpp file, they can simply unfilter and unhide any tasks.



    Sorry, I'm not a VBA person. But, let me ask this question -- have you tried a straight forward...
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