Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Calendar options are used to change the standards for a working day, week,
and year. If you set a Project calendar to Standard (by default, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
five days a week), for example, the Calendar tab of the Options dialog box is
where you can designate which five days are working days or modify the
working hours to 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Working time is used to adjust the time available for work on a particular date
or days. Suppose you make a change to the calendar options so that you
have 8-hour days and 32-hour workweeks. You should also check your
working time and be sure that you specify three days of the seven-day week
should be nonworking to jibe with the 32-hour week. If you want to set a
certain date as nonworking for your project, such as your company offsite
meeting day, you can do that with the working time settings.
If you use Project Server for enterprise-wide project management, you can
make settings in the Enterprise Global Template, which sets the working time
for all projects across your company. See Chapter 18 for more about
Setting calendar options
When you make changes to a Resource or Task calendar, you simply adjust
the times that a resource is available to work or the time during which a task
occurs. You don’t change the length of a typical workday for the project. A day
is still eight hours long if that’s the Project calendar setting, even if you say that
a task that takes place on that day uses the 24-hour Base calendar template.
If you want to change the length of a typical workday to ten hours rather
than eight, for example, you must do so on the Calendar tab of the Options
Follow these steps to modify the calendar options:
1. Choose Tools
The Options dialog box appears.
2. Click the Calendar tab, as shown in Figure 3-2.
You can also display these settings by clicking the Options button in the
Change Working Time dialog box. Read about the settings there in the
3. From the Week Starts On drop-down list, choose a day.