New Projects always start on 12th October 2009 #MSProject

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One of my customers recently commented that his projects always had a start date of 12th October 2009…

After some investigation it became apparent that it was the way he was creating the project file.  Most people will just open Project and a new file (by default Project1) is created, and when you press Save you are prompted for a file name.  When you create a project in this way, the project start date will default to the current date.

What my customer was doing was right clicking in a folder, and selecting New, and then Microsoft Project Document.

 

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When the Project file is then opened, the project file has a start date of 12th October 2009.  If this happens to you,  just change the Start Date field in the Project Information Dialogue box to reflect the planned start date.

 

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Enjoy,  Ben.

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