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Troubleshooting

Start Times Don't Match

I've changed my default start time to be 7:00 a.m. and coordinated this change with my Standard calendar, but my first task is still starting at 8:00 a.m. What's wrong?

If you choose Project, Project Information, you'll notice that the project starts at 8:00 a.m. This start time occurs because when you initially entered the project start date (in the Project Information dialog box) or accepted the default time, Project also assumed that this was the start time. The work time for the project was set to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You later made changes to the Calendar tab of the Options dialog box, but changes in this dialog box are not retroactive; you also have to change the start time for the project in the Project Information dialog box. This is one reason you should format all dates to display the time (through the Options dialog box). You can enter a date and time in the Start Date field of the Project Information dialog box, even though time is not set to display in that field. Choose Project, Project Information to recalculate the project start time.

Making Start and End Time Changes Permanent

I've changed my default start and end times, but when I create a new project, the times revert to the default (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). How can I make this change permanent?

There are two types of environmental options in the Options dialog box: file-specific options and global options. Start and end times are file-specific options. However, if you click the Set as Default button on the Calendar tab of the Options dialog box (where you set the start and end times), your custom start and end times become the default for any new files you create. The setting is changed for the current project file as well as any new files you create. Any existing project files are not changed, however, and need to be adjusted as explained previously.

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