MS Project - Settings


Each one of you might be using a different setting for MS Project 2013. To ensure the results are not different from what is shown in this tutorials, ensure the settings as follows. Remember all these are the default settings you will have when you first install MS Project 2013 on your computer.

Step 1 − File → Options → General tab → Project view → Default view.

Installing MSProject

Select “Gantt with Timeline” from the dropdown box.

Gantt Timeline

Step 2 − File → Options → Display tab → Show Indicators and Options Buttons For.

Check all options.

Check Options

Step 3 − File → Options → Schedule tab → Schedule → Show Assignment Units.

Choose “percentage” from the dropdown box.


Step 4 − File → Options → Schedule tab → Calculation → Calculate Project after Each Edit.

Check the On button.

Check Button

Step 5 − File → Options → Save tab → Save projects → Save Files In this format.

Select Project (*.mpp).

Select Project

Step 6 − File → Options → Advanced tab → Edit.

Check all options.

Check All

Step 7 − File → Options → Advanced tab → Display → Show Status Bar → Show Scroll Bar.

Both options, Status Bar and Scroll Bar should be checked.

Status Scroll

Step 8 Resources → Level → Leveling Options → Leveling Calculations.

Set to manual.

Set to Manual

Set Manual

Step 9 − Resources → Level → Leveling Options → Leveling calculations → Look for Overallocations.

Select “Day By Day” from dropdown box.


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