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Starting a new plan, and setting its start date
For this exercise, you will create a new blank plan.
To create a new plan, click here.
In the list of available templates, click Blank Project .
Project creates a new plan. You might see a status bar message at the bottom of the
window reminding you that new tasks are created in the manually scheduled mode.
This information remains visible on the status bar.
Notice the thin green vertical line in the chart portion of the Gantt Chart view. This
indicates the current date. When you create a new plan, Project sets the plan’s start
date to the current date. Next you’ll change the plan’s start date.
On the Project tab, in the Properties group, click Project Information .
The Project Information dialog box appears.
IMPORTANT If you are using Project Professional rather than Project Standard, the
Project Information dialog box and some other dialog boxes contain additional options
relating to Project Server. Throughout this topic, we won’t use Project Server, so you
can ignore these options. For more information about Project Server, see Appendix C,
“Collaborating: Project, SharePoint, and PWA.”
In the Start Date box, type 1/5/15 , or click the down arrow to display the calendar
and select January 5, 2015.