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Hour 5. Defining When Project Can Schedu... > How Calendars Are Used in Scheduling

How Calendars Are Used in Scheduling

Microsoft Project bases its schedule for tasks on the working days and times defined in a base calendar to which the project is linked. At least, that's the case until you assign a resource to work on the task; then, the calendar for the resource determines when work can be scheduled. However, each resource calendar is also linked to a base calendar, usually the same one the project is linked to. The resource calendar just has additional nonworking days and times (like vacations, scheduled sick leave, or special working hours) that apply only to that resource.

Most new project documents start out as copies of the Global project template (the file named GLOBAL.MPT), and that template initially contains three base calendars supplied by Microsoft Project—one named the Standard calendar. Initially, all new projects and all newly defined resources are linked to the Standard calendar in their project file as their base calendar.


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