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In Microsoft Project, when you edit Actual Work or % Work Complete on a Summary task, Work and Actual Work will be distributed not only to all the Subtasks that have resources assigned, but also to the Subtasks that do not have resources assigned.


Actual Work and % Work Complete edits on a Summary task are distributed to all tasks indented under it, not just to the tasks with resources assigned.


Track Actual Work individually on Subtasks rather than tracking Actual Work on Summary tasks. You can do this by entering Actual Work or % Work Complete to each of the tasks indented under the Summary Task and not to the Summary Task itself.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.


Article ID: 176303 - Last Review: April 29, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Professional
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Standard
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