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I'm baffled. I have set the default values for working hours on the Schedule tab of the Options window to be as follows: Default start time: 8:00 am Default end time: 4:30 pm Hours per day: 7.5 Hours per week: 37.5 Yet when I open a new plan, the Change ...

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  1. #1

    7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    I'm baffled. I have set the default values for working hours on the
    Schedule tab of the Options window to be as follows:

    Default start time: 8:00 am
    Default end time: 4:30 pm
    Hours per day: 7.5
    Hours per week: 37.5

    Yet when I open a new plan, the Change Working Time window reports:

    use default:

    From: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    From: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    As I enter task durations in days, it is obvious from the Gnatt chart
    display that Project is using 8 hour days. I can't seem to find how to
    correct this situation without a lot of brute force methods. Anyone know
    how to ensure Project defaults to a 7.5 hour day so that these two windows
    agree?

    Lloyd


    Lloyd
  2. #2

    Re: 7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    Hi Lloyd,

    Welcome to this Microsoft Project newsgroup :-)

    Please see FAQ Item: 5. Default Working Hours. FAQs, companion products and
    other useful Project information can be seen at this web address:
    http://www.mvps.org/project/

    Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on:-)

    Mike Glen
    Project MVP

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    Mike
  3. #3

    7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    This is also a problem I banged my head against a wall
    with, back when.......

    When you use days, MSP uses the "change working time"
    values (8-12/1-5)=8hrs. Only when you use hours is it that
    MSP uses the data in options window.

    I spent many hours trying to figure out how to create a
    calender in MSP2K with your own standard working times,
    instead of the default 8-12/1-5. I gave up with the idea
    of a new caleneder with my own default times, and the only
    way that I found to solve the problem is to give the whole
    calender non-default working hours up to 4:30pm. Then, and
    only then, will MSP calculate with the desired hours per
    day.

    Kind regards
    Robert

     
    hours on the 
    window reports: 
    Gnatt chart 
    to find how to 
    methods. Anyone know 
    these two windows 
    Robert
  4. #4

    Re: 7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    You've got it. The default hours of 0800-1200 and 1300-1700 are hard-coded
    and can't be changed. All other calendars and work times will be
    non-default times. You can create as many as you want and use the organizer
    tool to copy them into the Global template file so they are accessable to
    all your projects without having to reinvent the wheel each time. Note that
    you MUST use the Change Working Time tool to change the times Project uses
    for your scheduling - the Tools Options Calendar menu page sets conversion
    factors for the duration entry units and the times where project will place
    tasks when you manually enter dates in fields such as constraints without
    also entering a time - it does not do anything to the calendars or working
    hour placements.

    --
    Steve House
    MS Project MVP
    Visit http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm for the FAQs



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    Steve
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    Re: 7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    This is thankfully a feature that Microsoft took into
    consideration when they made 2002 onwards.... :-)

     
    1700 are hard-coded 
    will be 
    and use the organizer 
    are accessable to 
    each time. Note that 
    times Project uses 
    page sets conversion 
    project will place 
    constraints without 
    calendars or working 
    that 
    only 
    whole 
    and 
    the 
    seem 
    that 
    robert
  6. #6

    Re: 7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    All,

    thanks for all your suggestions. This last comment "... made 2002 onwards"
    caught my attention. I have confirmed I can upgrade to 2002 at no cost so
    I'll take advantage of that solution. Thanks again.


    "robert" <com> wrote in message
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    Lloyd
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    Re: 7.5 hour day/37.5 hour week - Options versus Change working time conflict

    What do you mean? They explained what the default start and end time fields
    on the Tools Options Calendar page actually are with 2002 but the
    functionality is the same.


    "robert" <com> wrote in message
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    Steve

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