Create Calendars

​​​By default, tasks are scheduled based on the project calendar. To define unique or specific exceptions (exception: An instance in which a task or resource calendar differs from the project calendar. An example is a resource that must work on Saturdays, but for which the project calendar does not include working time to cover these instaces) such as machinery that runs during nonworking time, you can create a task calendar for individual tasks.

  1. On the Project menu, click Change Working Time.
  2. Click Create New Calendar.
  3. In the Name box, type a name for your new calendar.
  4. To begin with a default calendar, click Create new base calendar.

To create a new base calendar based on an existing calendar, click Make a copy of, and then click the calendar name in the calendar box.

  1. Click OK.
  2. To select adjacent days on the calendar, hold down SHIFT, and then click the first and last days you want.

To select nonadjacent days on the calendar, click the the days you want.

To change a day of the week for the entire calendar, click the abbreviation for the day in the top row of the calendar.

  1. Under Set selected date(s) to, click Use default, Nonworking time, or Nondefault working time.
  2. To change Nondefault working time, type the times you want work to start in the From boxes and the times you want work to end in the To boxes.

Note  After you create a base calendar, you need to assign that calendar to a task.

How to create an calendar example:

    1. USA – calendar
    2. European –calendar

      Under Project menu – select Change working time, select Create New Calendar


      And then select non-working days and exceptions:


      Create European Calendar:


      And then define nonworking days and exception:

Learn more:
AboutBase Calendars
Applies to version 2015 and higher.
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