The use of Schedule Tab at the backstage of Microsoft project

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in my previous article, I have talked about the Display Tab at the backstage of Microsoft Project 2013, In  this article, I want to look at some of the things that you can do at the Schedule Tab of Microsoft Project 2013.

Follow me as we learn more about this powerful scheduling tool call Microsoft Project. Do not forget to contact me if you need the software for Microsoft Project 2013.

 

schedule tab backstage

 

calendar option

This is one the option that you have at the backstage of Microsoft Project 2013. You can choose the day that your project starts as well the time that your project starts.

 

You can decide that your project starts from Monday to Friday or Tuesday. It all depends on what you want to acheive with your want to acheive for your project.

 

The calendar option in the Schedule Tab will also show the number of hours that each of your resource will be working. You can also vary the number of hours depending on what you want to achieve with your project.

schedule options

 

assignment unit

Another important thing that you can do with your project is to set how the percentage complete of a task will show. It can either be shown in decimal or percentage depending on the option that you choose at this section of the Schedule Tab.

 

schedule options

This is another setting that you can make at the Schedule Tab of Microsoft Project 2013.  You can decide on how new tasks will be created. It can either be Manually or Automatically scheduled.

 

By default, Projects are in manual schedule mode. That means you are in control. More on this later.

 

You can also choose when auto scheduling of your project will start fully which can either be on the current date that you open the document or when the project start fully.

 

That is the start date that you set for your project.

schedule options 2

You are also free to choose the way duration will be entered for the Project.  You can choose whether duration will be entered in days weeks , depending on what you want you want for your project.

 

All this can be done in the Display Tab at the backstage of Microsoft Project 2013.

 

The next thing you can do with the Display Tab of Microsoft Project 2013 is to choose the default task type for each of your resource.

 

This can either be fixed unit, fixed duration or fixed work. Since I am still trying to introduce you to Microsoft Project 2013. I will not talk about what all this means for now.

 

If you look closely at this section , there are other things that you can change which I will talk about later.

 

 

 

task warnings

This is another setting that you choose in the Display Tab Microsoft Project 2013. You can choose to be warned if there are schedule conflict for your project.

 

I will not recommend disabling this feature if you don’t want cost or schedule overrun. You can also choose if you want task suggestions or not. This is also very essential. Do not disable it.

 

calculation after edit

You can also choose to allow the software to calculate your project cost and schedule after each edit of your project from the Display Tab at the backstage of Microsoft Project 2013.

 

I will still not advice you to disable this feature as well.

 

 

calculation option

The last option of the Schedule Tab of Microsoft Project 2013 is the calculation option for Microsoft Project 2013. You can make some changes to reflect how you want to work here as well.  You can choose to allow update to allow resource status.

 

You can also choose to allow inserted project to be calculated like summary task. You can also choose to allow the software to calculate the actual cost of a project. Disabling any of this will make you work difficult.

 

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