Lesson1.12.Creating a New Base Calendar


Lesson 1.12. Creating a New Base Calendar

Figure 1-12. The Change Working Time dialog box.


Figure 1-13. The Create New Base Calendar dialog box


There are three types of base calendars in Project: Standard, 24 Hours, and Night Shift. You can use these calendars to schedule working hours for the project and individual tasks and resources. But sometimes none of these base calendars quite fit the schedule, and you will have to create your own base calendar. Here's how...

  1. Select Tools The Change Working Time dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 1-12.

  2. Click the New button in the dialog box.

    The Create New Base Calendar dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 1-13.

  3. Type the calendar name in the Name text box.

    When you want to assign the new calendar to the task, this is the name you will look for.

    Notice that there are two options to choose from in the dialog box:

    • Create a new base calendar: Select this option if you want to create an entirely new calendar.

    • Make a copy of: Instead of creating an entirely new calendar, copy an existing base calendar and change the working time to make a new calendar.

  4. Click the calendar option you want to use. Select the base calendar you want to copy, if necessary.

    If you choose to make a copy, your calendar will be based on the schedule for that calendar.

  5. Click OK.

    The Change Working Time dialog box appears once again, but this time you are going to change the working time for the new calendar.

  6. Change the working hours and nonworking days for the new calendar as necessary in the Change Working Time dialog box.

    Once you've made the necessary changes, you're ready to finish creating your new base calendar.

  7. Click OK.

    The dialog box closes and the new base calendar is saved in your project. Now you can assign your new calendar to any resource, or even use it as your Project Calendar if you want.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO CREATE A NEW BASE CALENDAR:

  1. SELECT TOOLS

    CLICK THE NEW BUTTON IN THE DIALOG BOX.

  2. ENTER THE CALENDAR NAME IN THE NAME TEXT BOX.

  3. CLICK THE CALENDAR OPTION YOU WANT TO USE AND CHOOSE THE BASE CALENDAR YOU WANT TO COPY, IF NECESSARY.

  4. CLICK OK.

  5. CHANGE THE WORKING HOURS AND NONWORKING DAYS FOR THE CALENDAR AS NECESSARY.

  6. CLICK OK.




CustomGuide Inc - Project 2003 Personal Trainer
Project 2003 Personal Trainer
ISBN: 0596008546
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 156

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