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Old 03-29-2012, 01:31 PM
ketanco ketanco is offline sub projects Windows 7 64bit sub projects Office 2007
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Is making subproject possible in ms project? Here is my problem: For a construction project, it is made of basically two distinct parts, procurement and construction. The procurement takes a long time, when they come up with the project idea and prepare the drawings, all the permits etc etc... it may take years. but then the actual construction starts and it is only say a few months. So when i combine these two distinct parts, although the project is mainly my construction work, just because the procurement took much longer time, when i say the procurement section complete, it calculates that the overall progress of the project is very high. however this is misleading.

so here is my question, can i separate procurement and construction sections into two sub projects in the same file? if so how? if not, and i need to make two separate files, is there a way to link finsih date of procurement to start date of construction? (i can also manually do this but just asking)
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:59 PM
JulieS JulieS is offline sub projects Windows 7 64bit sub projects Office 2010 32bit
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Yes. You can create the two separate files and then insert them into a master project as needed.

Use Insert > Project.

Once you have created the master project, you may link from a task in one subproject to a task in another. No need to save the consolidated file -- the external predecessor and successor will stay as long as you save both files after linking.

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