PRJ: Start-to-Finish Dependency Causes Unexpected Finish Date

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In Microsoft Project, when you create a Start To Finish task dependency, the Finish date and time for the successor task is the same as the Start date and time for the predecessor task.

For example, Microsoft Project sets the successor task set to finish at8:00 AM (the day that the predecessor task starts), but you expect it tofinish at 5:00 PM (the day before).
This behavior occurs because of the Start to Finish task dependency. TheFinish date and time of the successor is set to be the same as the Startdate and time of the predecessor.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of MicrosoftProject listed above.

Article ID: 182272 - Last Review: 01/06/2015 02:57:36 - Revision: 4.0

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