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MS Project 2007 customized calendar RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a schedule started in Project 2007, using my organization's custom calendar, which includes all company holidays. Now my manager has asked me to make the entire week after Thanksgiving and the entire week after Christmas non-working days for the project. I tried to add these non-working days to the custom calendar but I'm not able to change that. I can't change task calendars because wedon't want any tasks being done during these time periods. Is there a way to add these non-working days to my project calendar without altering every individual resource calendar?

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6:53 PM

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  • sandiek --
     
    Please try the following:
     
    1.  Open the project in question.
    2.  Click Tools > Change Working Time.
    3.  In the pick list at the top of the Change Working Time dialog, select the custom calendar.
    4.  Scroll to November and select the entire week after Thanksgiving.
    5.  In the data grid at the bottom of the dialog, select the first available blank row and type Week After Thanksgiving.
    6.  Press the Entry key.
    7.  Scroll to December and select the entire week after Christmas.
    8. In the data grid at the bottom of the dialog, select the first available blank row and type Week After Christmas.
    9. Press the Entry key.
    10.  Click the OK button to close the dialog.
     
    The preceding process will add the new sets of nonworking days to the custom calendar.  Assuming that each resource�??s calendar is based on the custom calendar, then this process will update each resource�??s calendar as well.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:13 PM
    Moderator
  • If you cannot make changes to the custom calendar, you need to make a copy of the company's custom calendar, add the dates as non-working time, then apply it to your project.  You did not mention if you were using project server (but it appears that might be).

    Follow Dale's steps to add the non-working times, but insert the following steps after Step 3 and before Step 4:

    3a. In the upper right-hand corner, select "Create New Calendar"

    3b.  In the dialog box that appears, give the calendar a name and ensure that "Make copy of" is selected and the name of your custom company calendar appears in the box.

    Once you have completed these steps do the following to add the new calendar as the base calendar for the resources:

    1.  Open the resource sheet view with the default entry table, which should have the "Base Calendar" field.

    2.  Add the new base calendar you created in step 3b above as the base calendar for all your project work-type resources.

    Hope this helps as well.


    Gregg D. Richie, PMP, MCTS; Author, Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Official Academic Course Series

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:21 PM
  • sandiek --
     
    It just dawned on me that you might be using Microsoft Project 2007 with Project Server 2007.  Are you?  If you are, only the Project Server administrator can change any calendar in Project Server, so you would need him/her to edit the calendar for you.  If you are not using Project Server, ignore this message.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:17 AM
    Moderator
  • The same issue's been posted here at http://www.mpug.com/Pages/MPUGForums.aspx?action=ViewPosts&fid=7&tid=885 (Changes to a custom calendar Project 2007). And yes, they have Project Server 2007.

    Regards. 


    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:32 AM