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Dates we need to ignore

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John Reeves
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I set up the usual start, finish (better than ES,EF) and then the Later Start, Late Finish.  For simple things like my Start Milestones that have ACTUALS, I get a value in the Late Start and even worse gives me a big float bar.  There should be no float on an ACTUALIZED Activity.  So this is just data we have to ignore? Where does this date come from / what does it mean? I assume some people set up UDF fields and just copy the remaining work to be less complicated for novices but this seams so strange it makes me feel I am not setting up correctly. I used P3 for so long, sometimes the differences still confuse me.

Santosh Bhat
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Ron Winter provides a great explanation of this in this article available from his website:

Skip to pg12.