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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Choosing the Task Type

All tasks are one of three types, as defined in the Task Type field: Fixed Units (the default), Fixed Work, or Fixed Duration. Sometimes the task by its very nature falls easily into one of the three categories. Perhaps the task duration is set by a client, by the government, or by another organization, and you must work within that time frame. You could define that task as a fixed-duration task to keep Project from changing the duration. On the other hand, you might contract to provide a fixed amount of work for a client. In that case, you could define that task as a Fixed Work task so Project can’t change the amount of work that is scheduled.

You can also use temporary changes in the Task Type field to control how Project ...

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