How to automatically change the colour of a task name

<Leffe Blond>

This requirement came from a customer more as a general query rather than a full demand, but I thought it should be an interesting enough problem to invest some time in.

Changing the font, colour, or any of the other options available under Format | Text Styles can only be done automatically for . . . → Read More: How to automatically change the colour of a task name

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Displaying the Day count for a task

<Youngs bitter>

A customer on a recent training course asked if how he could create a view that didn’t display dates, but rather showed the day number from the project start date, that each task started on. 

Depending on whether you want to include working days or not, the formula is different; for example, . . . → Read More: Displaying the Day count for a task

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Automatically setting the task Publish field to No

G&T (Gordons) with a slice and ice….

If you’re using assignments for team members, you’ll have noticed that completed assignments still appear on the My Tasks page, even when the resource has updated the task and the task is 100% complete.  This causes confusion for resources, and consternation for clients in general.  Completed assignments disappear . . . → Read More: Automatically setting the task Publish field to No

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Project Professional Crashes on connection to Project Server

<Sauvignon Blanc Semillon>

Several weeks ago a customer of mine was getting a fatal error with Project Professional 2007 when connecting to the server.  This was only happening on a single machine, and the usual re-installs/repairs didn’t fix a thing.  It so happened that the security settings where set to Very High (tools|macro|security), and resetting . . . → Read More: Project Professional Crashes on connection to Project Server

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Changing the Project Manager

During the lifetime of a project it is sometimes necessary to change the Project Manager (due to a leave of absence).  The process to do this has changed between 2003 and 2007. 

There are three areas to be concerned with

1.  Changing the Project Manager; Changing the status manager; replacing any PM resources.

Before you . . . → Read More: Changing the Project Manager

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