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Microsoft KB Archive/105827

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Fixed Duration Tasks Not Calculating Correctly

PSS ID Number: Q105827 Article last modified on 03-15-1995

3.00 3.00a | 3.00

WINDOWS | MACINTOSH

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Project for Windows, versions 3.0, 3.0a - Microsoft Project for Macintosh, version 3.0

SUMMARY

When Calculation is set to manual and a task is entered or changed to a Fixed Duration Task, Microsoft Project will change the Scheduled Start and Scheduled Finish to the same date and the Gantt bar will not be displayed. The dates will be displayed correctly once the project is calculated.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. From the Options menu, choose Calculation and select Manual.
  2. Choose OK.
  3. In the Gantt chart, enter “Task1” (without the quotation marks) in the Name field and “10d” (without the quotation marks) in the Duration field.
  4. With the task selected, choose Form from the Edit menu.
  5. Select the Fixed check box.
  6. Choose OK.

You will notice that the dates for Schedule Start and Schedule Finish are the same and the Gantt bar is not displayed. To display these correctly, either set the Options Calculation to automatic or choose Calculate Now from the Options menu.

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Additional reference words: 3.00 3.00a

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