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Changing Duration from Hour to Day in P6

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Martin De Beer
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How do I change the duration from hour to day in P6? In P3 you would just copy the project and select day in the drop down menu.

Our contractor has drawn up a new plan in hours for a 2 year project and I want to convert the durations to days.
I changed the duration format (@edit_user preferences) to day but that only changes the display and when you enter durations it is still in hours.

Please assist if possible.

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Zoltan Palffy
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edit users preferences thne Time units Tab 

durations format

choose day

Jeanpierre NJEIM
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Hi

Concerning  histogram in resource usage profile the Axis "Y" it written  EX: 2.50d,5.0d,... i need to change it into 2h,4h,6h,... 
if anyone can help
Thank you

Martin De Beer
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Hi Arnold

I actually got the issue resolved thanks.

The problem was the P6.1(contractor) to P5(me) conversion. When using a friend’s P6.1 the duration was changed to days and worked just fine.

Thanks
Martin De Beer
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Hi Arnold

Normaly you could change the duration by typing i.e 3 days. After changing the duration to days, the activities display duration in days but if you change original duration to 3 it is not 3 days but 3 hours.

I like P6 in some ways but in some ways it SUCKS..

Know P3 well though..
Arnold Puy
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Hi Martin,

As far as I know, you can only change the hour to day is from user preferences as what you did.

By the way, what do you mean "when you enter durations it is still in hours"?

Arnold