NH Blog - Articles on Project 2013

Jul 06, 2015

Display the message "Tasks due shortly" in Project

In project management, it is very important to know that a task is due to start shortly because of the following reasons: You have to make sure that the necessary [...]

Jun 11, 2015

Customising the Project 2013 interface

First time users to Microsoft Project often ask me how to do an initial customisation of the Microsoft Project 2013 interface so I have created these four simple steps [...]

Apr 10, 2015

How to contour the resources usage in Microsoft Project

The person responsible for updating a Microsoft Project plan file can contour the work using predefined settings. The Work Contour option provides choices for the [...]

Nov 28, 2014

Scheduling Rostered Days Off (RDO) in Project 2013

I am often asked how to schedule non-working time for resources in Project 2013 who have a nine day fortnight so I have put together this little set of instructions. It [...]

Sep 12, 2014

How to import a Microsoft Access resources list into Microsoft Project file

In my previous blog post, I explained the settings you would need to change in Microsoft Project to ensure you’re able to import a Microsoft Access database. In this [...]

Aug 28, 2014

5 steps to create a custom field in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013 allows end users to customise their application views by creating custom fields. Not every industry has the same type of information [...]

Jul 22, 2014

Access your Access files in Microsoft Project

As mentioned in my previous blog posts (3 settings that will increase your efficiency in Microsoft Project & Automatically reach your deadlines with scheduled tasks [...]

Jul 07, 2014

3 settings that will increase your efficiency in Microsoft Project

In my last blog post (Automatically reach your deadlines with scheduled tasks in Microsoft Project), I explained that there are a number of global settings in Microsoft [...]

Jun 23, 2014

Automatically reach your deadlines with scheduled tasks in Microsoft Project

In order to work more efficiently in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, there are a number of global settings you must change. If you don't change these global [...]

May 06, 2014

Calculate the Resources Standard Rate in Microsoft Project

In my previous blog post, I explained how to use custom fields to calculate GST in Microsoft Project. Now that we know how to do that, we can now use this custom field [...]

Mar 10, 2014

Using custom fields to calculate GST in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project allows you to customise fields for several purposes including; to save time, avoid typing errors, meet stakeholders' expectations and needs, [...]

Feb 07, 2014

Create and lookup custom fields in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project allows end users to customise their application views by creating custom fields. Not every company or industry has the same type of information [...]

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