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Microsoft® Project 2010 In Depth by Scott Daley, QuantumPM

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Chapter 5. Setting Up Project for Your Use

One of the many ways Microsoft Project differs from other Office applications such as Excel and Word is how important high-level configuration settings are. This chapter will describe many of those settings, and how Project uses them to help you manage your projects.

Setting the Task Mode

The Task Mode in Microsoft Project 2010 is an important new feature that, for the first time, enables project or resource managers to employ the Project scheduling engine selectively. Manually scheduled tasks will not move in response to changes in other tasks. Auto-scheduled tasks employ the Project scheduling algorithms experienced Project users are familiar with.

Setting the Task Mode

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