I’ve got a question from one of my Blog Readers: “’I’m looking for a more precise method (non-graphical?) to set up the splits. For example I want to split a 10-work-day task halfway through, and have work resume after 12 work days. When I do this graphically, the bars look as though they are very different durations rather than the same length. This happens even when I try to use the pop-up information box to click at the right point in the bar. Additionally, I can’t seem to drop the split segment where I want it, the program only allows drops in one-week increments. I have poked around a lot but can’t find anyplace to review and edit the split details.”
It is a little bit strange problem, at least from my point of View, because I can not reproduce it!
First, I will create a brand new Task with 10 days duration in MS PROJECT 2013!
Now, I will split that Task, and the Second part of it will started 12 working days later, e.g. at April, the 3th, 2013:
and move it here:
And YES, it seems that the second part is longer than first one. But, in face it is not! Why?
Because this part will start on Wednesday, April the 3th, and will ended after five working days, so graphically it only seems that it will take longer (since there is a weekend, e.g., Saturday and Sunday)!
I will now show you a trick. If you do not want to see “blue bar” on non working days, you can do this:
and you will get:
You can see that there is no “blue bar”, nor “dotted lines” during the weekend!
And what if you want to split Task in hours instead of days?
Easy! Like in previous picture you should change the Bottom Tier from days to hours, and then you can split the Task!
Hope this helps!