here is the question from my Blog reader: “Is there a way to change the default calendar so that every new project is created with the predefined working time?”
Let me show you how can you accomplish that!
I will open a brand new Project ins MS PROJECT 2013, and I will say that Default Start Time is 08:00, and default End Time is 16:00. Click on the File Tab, and then:
Now I am going to modify the Calendar! I will say that new year is recurring holiday at 01.01. every year. My Company give as day off at 02.01 every year, and at (for example) 01.02 every year. We will use same procedure for each of these holydays, so I will show you how to do it on New Year:
I will do the same thing for other Holidays, as I mentioned:
I will change working time from 08:00 to 16:00 with no break:
Now I am going to save this Project as a Template:
The name of this Template is My Project 2013 Template! I will get:
Here I can choose which Values is not going to be saved in my template! I will choose all of them, and I will click Save button!
Now I am going to Crate a brand new Project form my Template:
and I will get:
I will add the Task with 5 days Duration:
As you can see this task will start on Tuesday, 29.1.2013, and it will be Finished at Tuesday 5.2.2013. Why?
Because I set 01.02. (Friday) as non working day, so task will be performed at Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday!
And one important thing. When you save your Project created from Template, save it as a Project (.mpp file), not as a Template again!
Easy, isn’t it?