Use current project next year

Use current project next year

Post by YmlsbHlmaX » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:40:01


Hi, We have to repeat a project every year to save having to input the dates
again is there any way I can take the current project and automatically
change all the task dates to +1 year?
 
 
 

Use current project next year

Post by Mike Gle » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:49:58

Hi billyfix ,

Welcome to this Microsoft Project newsgroup :)

Try using the Adjust_Dates macro from the Analysis toolbar.

FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at
this web address: http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)

Mike Glen
MS Project MVP
See http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

Use current project next year

Post by Jan De Mes » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 05:56:31

Hi,

Mind you, adjust dates only works on tasks that are 0%complete (or unstarted
if you like)
If your base is a historical project you may have to set all tasks to 0%
complete before using djust Dates (from the Analysis toolbar)

HTH
 
 
 

Use current project next year

Post by YmlsbHlmaX » Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:41:01

Thanks Jan, I had previously tried the adjust dates as suggested by Mike but
you were spot on in saying I had to set the tasks back to 0% complete before
the task dates changed. Brilliant, saved a lot of time as I thought I would
have to re-enter all the dates.
 
 
 

Use current project next year

Post by Trevor Rab » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 08:41:14

I will say what no one has said yet.
Why do you have a lot of dates?
MSP is not just a substitute for a diary.
MSP is based on the Critical Path Method and good modeling practice means
having just a start date and all other dates are determined by the durations
and predecessor relationships between the Tasks.
If you have a lot of date constraints, due to typing in Start and Finish
Dates, your modeling is bad and you are not getting the benfit of the CPM.

Trevor Rabey 0407213955 61 8 92727485 PERFECT PROJECT PLANNING
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