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Edits to summary task actual work reflected in subtasks in Project

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This article was previously published under Q176303
Symptoms
In Microsoft Project, when you edit Actual Work or % Work Complete on aSummary task, Work and Actual Work will be distributed not only to all theSubtasks that have resources assigned, but also to the Subtasks that do nothave resources assigned.
Cause
Actual Work and % Work Complete edits on a Summary task are distributed toall tasks indented under it, not just to the tasks with resources assigned.
Workaround
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.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of MicrosoftProject listed above.
PRJ2002 PRJ2003 PRJ 2007 prj2000
Properties

Article ID: 176303 - Last Review: 04/29/2013 23:32:00 - Revision: 6.0

  • 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
  • kbbug kbpending KB176303
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