How do I change the settings for Slack. RRS feed

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  • I put in the schedule with all the durations. Then I put a slack column in and it says that on some items I have a 300 day slack this is not right. The total project is only 300 days.
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:57 PM

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  • Ashley,

    No, that sound exactly right. I assume you inserted the Total Slack field, there is also a Free Slack field. Project measures total slack from the finish of a task to the end of the project. If the task is not part of a logic network (i.e. no successor tasks), then the total slack for that task will be with respect to the end of the schedule in working days.

    You can set the threshold that Project uses to define when tasks are critical. It is determined by the total slack for each task. The critical option is found under File/Options/Advanced group/Calculation options for this project.

    Hope this helps.


    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:20 PM