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I want to teach you how to assign a project calendar using MS project.

The essence of assigning this is to create a calendar that will suit your immediate want while using MS Project.

For project to correctly determine a schedule, working and non-working times should be included. Project has three default base calendars – Standard (traditional), 24 Hours and Night Shift. Each base calendar can be customized to meet your needs.

To create a calendar, kindly follow the steps below:

  1. From the Project Tab, click Change Working Time.


2. Click Create New Calendar.


3. Enter a name for the Calendar; Select a Type and Click OK.


4. Specify exceptions (holidays, non-working days/hours). Then click OK.


After you have done the above, then ensure you assign the calendar to a project.

To do this, kindly follow these two steps:

  1. From the Project tab, click Project Information.
  2. Select the desired calendar from the dropdown list and click OK.



Your questions are welcome.

Thank you.