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    Ron Lefebvre

    I have built a level 1 schedule in Project with an assumed start (award of contract) date. The client now wishes the schedule to be shown in “ordinal months”, meaning (I assume this from the context of the request) that the start date is 0 mnths, and the completion of various tasks and milestones is to be shown as so many months after the start or award of the contract. (the project is approx. 20 months long).

    Is there a way for Project to calculate these dates (formatted in months from start) so that I do not have to calculate them manually (about 150 tasks)?

    Thanks, Ron

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    Sai Prasad
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    Yes, you can. I hope this is what you expect http://i.imgur.com/IncQTUz.png

    Step 1: Insert a custom field Duration1 to your View. This column will have a formula that subtracts the task finish from the project start date
    Step 2: Right the column. Select Custom Fields. Select Formula and enter the formula ProjDateDiff([Project Start],[Finish]).
    Step 3: Default units of Duration is days. Select File backstage, Options, Schedule. Change the “Duration is entered in” to months.

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