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Assigning Calendars

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By default, all new activities, milestones, and benchmarks inherit a calendar derived from whichever country is chosen upon installation. An object’s calendar may be changed, however, at any time. There are three ways to do so. The first method described is best for assigning a calendar to a single object. The second method is best for assigning the same calendar to more than one object. The last method is best for assigning more than one calendar to more than one object.

NOTE: If an activity’s calendar is changed right after it’s drawn (before pressing OK), then the start and finish dates are held constant while the duration is recalculated. If an activity’s calendar is changed at any other point, then the start date and duration are held constant while the finish date is recalculated. If an activity has been limited by constraints, however, then user input will be needed to resolve any violations.

Steps

A Single Object

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click the object or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. For activities, click the Dates tab. For milestones or benchmarks, located the Calendar field on the main tab.
  3. Click the dropdown to the right of Calendar and choose accordingly.
  4. When finished, click OK.

Selected Objects

  1. With the Multi-Object Select Tool Multi Select Icon icon chosen in the toolbar, select the desired activities on-by-one on the canvas. Alternatively, you can click on a blank portion of the canvas and drag a rectangular marquee box around all the desired activities
  2. Click Objects > Set Properties for Selected Objects from the menu bar.
  3. Click the dropdown next to Apply Calendar and choose accordingly.
  4. Repeat in the Milestone and/or Benchmark tabs as needed.
  5. When finished, click OK.

NOTE: For more info, see the Bulk-Editing chapter.

Multiple Objects

  1. Click Tools > Assign Calendars from the menu bar. The Global Calendar Assignment window will open.
  2. Select the desired object in the list.
  3. Once selected, click the dropdown under the Calendar Assigned column.
  4. Choose a new calendar.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 as needed.
  6. When finished, click OK.

NOTE: To filter this list, first selected the desired objects on the canvas.