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Visio5: The Visio 5.0 Project Timeline Wizard Does Not Interpret "m" as Months

Article ID: 254612

Article Last Modified on 11/25/2003


  • Visio 5.0 Standard
  • Visio 5.0 Professional
  • Visio 5.0 Technical
  • Visio 5.0 Enterprise

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According to Visio 5.0 Help, you can use the abbreviation "m" to specify a duration of months in an external data file that you create to use with the Project Timeline Wizard. However, the wizard was designed to read "m" as minutes.

NOTE: A data file can be a Microsoft Excel (XLS), Microsoft Project Exchange (MPX), or comma- or tab-delimited text (TXT) file.


To create a timeline that shows a duration of one or more months, use the "w" (weeks) abbreviation instead. For example, to specify one month, type 4w in the data file.

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