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Windows 7: MS Project: Month = Week?

23 Oct 2010   #1
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 
MS Project: Month = Week?

I'm using a Microsoft Project trial but as I think you can see in this screenshot, it isn't looking good:



It seems to have its idea of the length of a month incorrectly calibrated so that a month equates to a week. Similarly, weeks are shorter than they're supposed to be. What should I do?


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23 Oct 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Try removing the end/finish dates - see if that works:)
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23 Oct 2010   #3
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Well you can't really remove them, 'cause something has to be there but I can click on the square and hit backspace. It hasn't fixed the issue. It's still got the wrong idea of how long a week or month (and possibly all other durations) are.

But thanks for replying :)
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23 Oct 2010   #4
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Try changing the timescale to months instead of 7 days
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23 Oct 2010   #5
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

It's already on months I tried switching to weeks and then back to months. No difference.
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23 Oct 2010   #6
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

How about the duration? Enter the duration and the proposed start date only and then structure the dependency (2) after the system has auto-calculated the timeline for the first event.
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24 Oct 2010   #7
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

If I specify "2 months" in duration, it changes to "2 mons" and the duration on the Gantt chart is actually two weeks.
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24 Oct 2010   #8
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thx1139 View Post
If I specify "2 months" in duration, it changes to "2 mons" and the duration on the Gantt chart is actually two weeks.
I'm assuming that this is with the end date set as blank?
Is it the same with any project file i.e. could you try starting with a new file and checking whether this resolves the issue?
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