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Microsoft Project: the selected file format only supports dates up to December 31, 2049 - can't save from project 2013 to project 2003 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello!

    I upgraded to Project 2013 last week, and am currently trying to save a plan I've been using for some months in Project 2010. The problem is that I need to 'save as' 2003 for other users to be able to open this up.

    I've taken a look at the dates of the plan (obviously), the start and end dates on Project Information and also the various calendars - there are no dates that fall outside of this range.

    Where could this rogue date be? Is there a simple way to search all custom fields etc, rather than me having to run through each one manually?

    Help!!!

    Thanks

    Lee

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:15 PM

Answers

  • If you save file in XML and then open a blank project in 2003 and open that XML and append to active(blank) project, does it still give same message?

    Sapna Shukla

    • Marked as answer by deathshead75 Friday, May 10, 2013 11:15 AM
    Friday, May 10, 2013 9:35 AM
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  • In addition to the great answers already posted, the dates not only apply to Start / Finish dates, but also deadline dates and calendar exceptions.  If you have set up exceptions (national holidays etc) to go beyond 2049 you will see this error.

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Monday, November 10, 2014 7:19 AM
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All replies

  • If you save file in XML and then open a blank project in 2003 and open that XML and append to active(blank) project, does it still give same message?

    Sapna Shukla

    • Marked as answer by deathshead75 Friday, May 10, 2013 11:15 AM
    Friday, May 10, 2013 9:35 AM
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  • Hi Sapna

    That seems to have worked! I've successfully opened the XML in 2003. I have lost some of the formatting etc from 2013, but given I was thinking I'd have to rebuild the entire thing last night, this is a huge step forward!

    Thanks!

    Lee

    Friday, May 10, 2013 10:44 AM
  • Its great that it worked. :) formatting would have gone because there are some formatting which is supported only by latest versions like 2010 or 2013. Please close the thread if its answered. :)


    Sapna Shukla

    Friday, May 10, 2013 10:46 AM
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  • I need to save the 2013 project file as 2007 to send to another person.  When I look at the filters for my taks I don't see any dates that are greater than 2049.  Why am I seeing the error?
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:57 PM
  • Is this the error message you are seeing?

    Do you have SP-1 installed to Project 2013?

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:27 PM
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  • yes, I am seeing that message

    what do I do

    Friday, November 7, 2014 12:14 AM
  • Do you have any dates after December 31, 2049?  Do you have SP-1 installed to Project 2013?  
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:45 PM
    Moderator
  • In addition to the great answers already posted, the dates not only apply to Start / Finish dates, but also deadline dates and calendar exceptions.  If you have set up exceptions (national holidays etc) to go beyond 2049 you will see this error.

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Monday, November 10, 2014 7:19 AM
    Moderator
  • I have reproduced the same error when trying to save a MS Project 2013 as a MS Project 2007 file.

    The fault is that the the View is corrupted possibly through zooming in to full or reusing an old plan with a baseline.

    To avoid exporting and re-importing you should select the Calendar View, go back to Gantt View, ensure zoom is at 100% (in the middle of the zoom bar).

    Then resave as an MSP file (2013), and then as an MSP 2007 file if you need to share the file.

    The Project saves without errors.

    • Proposed as answer by Torski Wednesday, December 3, 2014 5:52 PM
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 5:48 PM
  • The first illustration shows how to recreate the issue; given the user is using MS Project 2013 or higher.

    Issue Reproduction

    The next illustration, depicts the steps on how to resolve the issue:

    Issue Resolution

    • Proposed as answer by __Chris__ Wednesday, November 11, 2015 4:20 PM
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:03 PM
  • Thanks ! This really worked !
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:57 PM
  • Great!!! It works perfectly 

    Graciassssss

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:46 PM
  • Thank you so much!!! This really worked. The screen shots saved the day.  So grateful. 
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:22 PM
  • Thanks a lot!!

    gti

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:02 AM
  •  I'm so tired of Microsoft substandard products.  So irritating!
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 2:11 AM
  • Finally - they should give you 10,000 points for this. 
    Friday, February 22, 2019 6:29 PM
  • This is the correct solution. Zoom was wound right out, so too many dates in range. Good work Torski.
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:14 AM