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Sunday 26 February 2017

Workaround for Project 2016 with freeze on recurring tasks

 Some people might get a bug where MS Project 2016 hangs out when creating a specific recurring task (using Weekly). I tried different ways to solve this without having to create every task by myself.
 So I've made it working, you'll have to follow these easy steps:

  1. First you'll have to create a workdays calendar (Project -> Change Working Time). Click on 'Create New Calendar', name it how you want, and make sure it makes a copy of 'Standard'.
  2. Once the calendar is created, click on a day of the week (like Monday), go to Work Weeks, click on default and hit 'Details'. If you want that workday to recur every week, you can leave it 'Set day(s) to these specific working times' (you'll have to set a from and to working hours, 8:00 to 9:00 will do), if you don't set 'Set days to nonworking time' (will not recur).
  3.  Hit 'OK' after setting the days, In my example I only have Thursday, Friday and Sunday as working times.
  4. Create a recurring task from 'Task', set 'Daily' and don't forget to set the calendar you created. 
  5. You'll see only the days you've set in calendar, I think it also syncs up, which is great!
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