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Color is lost after closing project in MSP PRO 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello I am using Project Server 2010 with  September 2012 CU.

    When I add color to a the line in MSP Pro (client version) and then saves and closes the project. When you open again the projet, the color is no longer there ...

    PWAdmin

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:28 PM

Answers

  • PWAAdmin --
     
    This is the exact behavior you will see if you attempt to use cell background coloring to a task in any enterprise view, such as the Enterprise Gantt Chart view, for example.  If you edit any local task view, you can add cell background colors to task rows and the changes will not be lost after you save and close the project.  If you are the Project Server administrator, I would encourage you to open the Enterprise Global file, display the Organizer dialog, and then confirm that ONLY enterprise views are listed on the right side of the dialog, which are the views in the Enterprise Global.  On the right side, you should NOT see any local views, such as Gantt Chart, Task Usage, Resource Sheet, etc.  If you see local views on the right side of the Organizer dialog, delete them, close the dialog, save and close the Enterprise Global, then exit and relaunch Microsoft Project and connect to Project Server again.  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"

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:11 PM
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 5:16 PM
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All replies

  • PWAAdmin --
     
    This is the exact behavior you will see if you attempt to use cell background coloring to a task in any enterprise view, such as the Enterprise Gantt Chart view, for example.  If you edit any local task view, you can add cell background colors to task rows and the changes will not be lost after you save and close the project.  If you are the Project Server administrator, I would encourage you to open the Enterprise Global file, display the Organizer dialog, and then confirm that ONLY enterprise views are listed on the right side of the dialog, which are the views in the Enterprise Global.  On the right side, you should NOT see any local views, such as Gantt Chart, Task Usage, Resource Sheet, etc.  If you see local views on the right side of the Organizer dialog, delete them, close the dialog, save and close the Enterprise Global, then exit and relaunch Microsoft Project and connect to Project Server again.  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"

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:11 PM
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 5:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Dale, you are my Hero :)

    By the way, would you recommend to move from Project Server 2010 to 2013 when it will be release orit would be preferable to wait for the SP1?


    PWAdmin

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:10 PM
  • PWAdmin --
     
    Why wait for SP1?  That could mean a year of waiting.  I think you will find the 2013 tool to be very stable, and the new features should help everyone who uses Project Server.  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"

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:21 PM
    Moderator
  • PWAdmin --
     
    I forgot to say, you are more than welcome for the help, my friend!  :)
     

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

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:21 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Again!

    PWAdmin

    Friday, November 9, 2012 2:52 PM