Microsoft KB Archive/48260

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Actual Work Does Not Change with Change to Duration

PSS ID Number: Q48260 Article last modified on 03-15-1995

1.00 3.00 3.00a 4.00 | 1.10 3.00 4.00


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Project for Windows, versions 1.0, 3.0, 3.0a, 4.0 - Microsoft Project for the Macintosh, versions 1.1, 3.0, 4.0


Whenever a task’s Duration is changed, the Actual Work field is reduced to match the new resulting % Complete.


This behavior occurs when Auto Track Resources is on. Changes to Duration, Actual Duration, Resource Duration, or % Complete will not change the Actual Work field to reflect the change in any of the above.

To re-create this, do the following:

  1. Enter a task and assign a resource.
  2. Change the Duration to 5d.
  3. Set % Complete to 10%. Actual Work=4h.
  4. Change the Duration to 6d.

Actual Work will still = 4h whereas the % Complete has changed to reflect the change in Duration.

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Additional reference words: 4.00 1.0 1.00 1.1 1.10 3.0 3.00

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