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Chapter 5. Creating a Task List > Project Extras: Letting Project Calculate Dur...

Project Extras: Letting Project Calculate Duration for You

If you have start and finish dates already estimated for your tasks, and therefore implied durations, you can manually enter those dates and let Project calculate the Duration field for you. Even better, if the task names and dates are already in a file (like Excel or Word), you can paste the task values directly into Project to create the tasks and durations.

It's generally not a good idea to enter the dates for tasks; you should let Project schedule the task dates for you. However, in this case you can more quickly calculate and transfer duration estimates into Project by entering the dates. This produces constraints on the tasks, but you can remove the constraints after the duration estimates are in place and give Project the flexibility to create a new schedule of dates.


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