Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 6:50 PM
I am using MS Project Professional for the first time today. I've added all of my project details (auto scheduled across the board), but when I add my milestones and summary tasks to the timeline I have a gap between each one. Each summary is linked to the previous milestone so I expected them to be back to back (as they were on the demos i watched). Even if I play with the start/finish dates to ensure that weekends are not in play I still have gaps between the milestones and subsequent summary tasks.
Anyone else having the same problem or know what I am doing wrong and how I can fix it?
Here is an example of where I see a gap:
Task Mode Task Name Duration Start Finish Predecessors Auto Scheduled LCP2: Planning 3 days Tue 4/10/12 Thu 4/12/12 Auto Scheduled Document Required Changes 2 days Tue 4/10/12 Wed 4/11/12 Auto Scheduled Ticket Development Work 1 day Thu 4/12/12 Thu 4/12/12 4 Auto Scheduled Planning Complete 0 days Thu 4/12/12 Thu 4/12/12 5 Auto Scheduled LCP2: Development 7 days Fri 4/13/12 Mon 4/23/12 6
Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 7:31 PMModerator
The extremely simple explanation is that there is no gap at all. Go to File, Options, General, and select a date format inclusing time of day. You will see that task 5 finishes on 12/4 end of day (sorry but for me 4/12 is december) ; the milestone this happens 12/4 end of day, and the next task naturally starts 13/4 beginning of day.
Hope this helps.
Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 7:38 PMThanks Jan - so I guess I should be asking how to exclude non working hours from the timeline?
Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 4:57 AM
i agree totally with him.
You should check the strat time of your activities than check your default working time and start time.
Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 7:23 AMModerator
I suppose by "timeline" you mean the timescale of the Gantt Chart view and not the "Timeline View"?
In that case I'm sorry, you can't.
Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 3:21 PM
No I am referring to the timeline view - It shows gaps for weekends and off hours (between milestones and the start of a new summary task).
Thanks for the continued help,
- Edited by Ward W Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 3:44 PM
Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 5:05 PMModerator
Had to test it, but no, sorry. Weekends do appear on the timeline view and thus can create "gaps".
- Marked As Answer by Ward W Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 5:22 PM