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Citrix implemented p6 - I can't assign another project as a baseline & can't figure out why - any ideas?

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John Reeves
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Here is what I think it has to do with - the default setting for each project is "shared".  I change it to exclusive it to exclusive and open it.  But when I close and look at it again all the files default back to shared.  My guess is that P6 is not letting you make a shared file a baseline.  I have no way to keep it exclusive - is this a citrix thing?  is this a admin thing.  I have used P6 for 30 thirty at 25 different places but am new on this setup.  I am not an admin person.  Any ideas?

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Zoltan Palffy
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to turn off auto calc in P6

go to tools schedule 

then options 

then in the top part 4th item down uncheck the box that says scheduel automatically when a change affects dates

also if you are using a citrix I would recommend preseing the F10 function key from time to time this will save your work

it is the same as selecting file Commit Changes

John Reeves
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OK, I answered my own question there - so how about this one - what can you turn off in P6 to make it run faster?  I know you should turn off the line drawing.  I know in p3, excel, etc you can turn off the auto calc.  I think it is default off in P6 - I don't know even how turn on autocalc if it has it.  But I am working in citrix and constantly seeing the hour glass just to move row to row.  Its not the internet, just looking to make sure there is not a calc of nothing going on.  ie no resources - but it might be calcing in case there are or something.

John Reeves
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OK, I answered my own question there - so how about this one - what can you turn off in P6 to make it run faster?  I know you should turn off the line drawing.  I know in p3, excel, etc you can turn off the auto calc.  I think it is default off in P6 - I don't know even how turn on autocalc if it has it.  But I am working in citrix and constantly seeing the hour glass just to move row to row.  Its not the internet, just looking to make sure there is not a calc of nothing going on.  ie no resources - but it might be calcing in case there are or something.

John Reeves
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OK, this one is on me.  For whatever reason I was not used to seeing the "maintain" choices rolled up to the top EPS element, once I clicked on that it opened up and the choices were there.   I think I was quick to think it was the system due admin and citrix issues in the past when on a new system.