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1 day duration tasks

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Craig Adams
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Hello Fellow Planners,

Can anyone explain why 1 day duration tasks sometimes display starting and finishing on the same day then other one day tasks show to start one day finish the next?

Kind regards,

Craig Adams.

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Vasilios Sarras
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Thanks Mike.

Mike Testro
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Hi Vasilios

There should be an Icon box that allows you to set your snap period.

You should also check Tools > Options > Progress and set the snapping unit to the same category.

Also got to Library Explorer and Time Units - here you can tick whatever time units you want to display in the Snap Dropdown.

Best regards

Mike Testro

Vasilios Sarras
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Hi Mike,

Where can you find what your snapping unit is set to?

Kind Regards,

Vas

Mike Testro
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Hi Craig

What is your snapping unit set to?

If it is set to Days then the duration will snap to the next day.

If it is hours then it will snap to the next hour.

If you have - say - an 8 hr work pattern but your 1 day work period is 7 hrs then the next task will start late in the afternoon of the same day.

Set your date format to show time as well as dates and you can see where things come adrift.

Having set your work pattern in the calendar make sure that the default setting (tools > default) is the same period.

Best regards

Mike Testro