New Projects always start on 12th October 2009 #MSProject

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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.


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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.



Enjoy,  Ben.