Category Archives: Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project – show status date

The Status date is the date at which you have the most up-to-date information for tracking on a project plan. By default it is the current date but may be an earlier date if you have received updates from the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – showing less labels in the legend when printing a Gantt Chart

When you print off a Gantt Chart, there are a lot of labels included in the legend which means that it takes up a lot of space at the bottom of the printout. If you are not using all the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – greying out non-working days on Gantt Chart

If non-working days are not greyed out on your Gantt Chart when working with Microsoft Project, right-click over the Timescale and from the shortcut menu, click Timescale. Select the Non-working time tab. Select Behind task bars in the Draw section. … Continue reading

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Removing today’s date line from Microsoft Project Gantt Chart

Last week, I was asked by someone I was training how to remove the line showing today’s date from the Gantt Chart as he found it distracting. To remove today’s date line from a Gantt Chart: On the Gantt Chart … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – copying the Timeline to other applications

If you have created a timeline in Project 2010, Project 2013 or Project 2016, you may want to copy it to another Microsoft application, for example, to a Word document as part of a report or to a PowerPoint presentation … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – adding tasks to the Timeline

The Timeline was new to Project 2010 and by default appears above your Gantt chart view. The Timeline shows the start and finish dares for the project, but if you want tasks displayed on the timeline, you need to add … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project 2010, 2013, 2016 – setting default to auto-scheduling

In earlier versions of Microsoft Project, all tasks were auto-scheduled by default. In Microsoft Project 2010 this changed, so that by default all new tasks are scheduled manually. If you are used to the older versions, you may prefer to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – auto-scheduling vs manual scheduling

In Project 2010 the concept called User-Controlled Scheduling was introduced. This consists of a collection of features designed to make Project a more flexible planning and schedule management tool. The idea is that you, as the project manager, can have … Continue reading

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