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Old 07-05-2012, 12:53 AM
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Morning all



I've realised after updating my project and re-scheduling uncompleted work that project has scheduled actual work into the future.

I believe the problem has arisen because I have been using the % work complete field to update progress, and that Project does not take the current or the status date into account when you are using any of the % complete fields for entering actuals. I believe (please confirm) that in order for Project to move any actual work to the left of the Status date that you need to enter progress by entering Actual Work values.

Can someone please give me some guidance on:

1) Exactly how I should enter actual values in order for Project to take into consideration the status date and therefore leave any actual work to the left of the status date

2) Tell me how I can (quickly) change all the actual's I have already entered into my schedule so that all the progress currently entered is to the left of the status date.

I understand my method of entering actual values was not correct for project to do what I need it to do. I just need some guidance on the above points so that the schedule I am meant to present is not showing split tasks with actual values in the future.

If anyone would also like to elaborate on anything that I have said above please do so, I want as much understanding on the subject as possible.

Thanks in advance

Jo
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:23 PM
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Hi Jo,

You may wish to experiment with the settings under File > Options, Advanced, Calculation options - particularly the settings "Move end of completed parts after the status date back to the status date" and "And Move start of remaining parts back to the status date."

However, I don't think this will have an effect on any of the recording you have all ready completed. Try it on a copy first.

Julie
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:31 AM
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Thanks Julie will have a look at this now and let you know the outcome.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:00 AM
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You're welcome. I see you have also posted to the Microsoft forum. for others reviewing this thread see also:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...2-573b8f33d59b
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