10 May New Projects always start on 12th October 2009 #MSProject
One of my customers recently commented that his projects always had a start date of 12th October 2009…
After some investigation it became apparent that it was the way he was creating the project file. Most people will just open Project and a new file (by default Project1) is created, and when you press Save you are prompted for a file name. When you create a project in this way, the project start date will default to the current date.
What my customer was doing was right clicking in a folder, and selecting New, and then Microsoft Project Document.
When the Project file is then opened, the project file has a start date of 12th October 2009. If this happens to you, just change the Start Date field in the Project Information Dialogue box to reflect the planned start date.