Saving Additional Scheduled Start and Finish Dates

g In addition to saving up to 11 baselines, you can also save up to 10 different sets of start and fin's. ish dates, or interim plans. Think of these plans as mini-baselines. Instead of saving the full set 1 of schedule information (such as duration, work, cost, and so on), an interim plan saves only o the current start and finish dates and stores them in the custom Start1-10 and Finish1-10 fields.

To save an interim plan, follow these steps:

1 Click Tools, Tracking, Save Baseline.

2 Select the Save Interim Plan option.

3 By default, the Copy box displays Start/Finish.

This display indicates that the dates in the currently scheduled Start and Finish fields will be saved as this interim plan. You can copy from a different set of Start and Finish fields. In the Copy list, click the set you want.

4 By default, the Into box displays Start1/Finish1.

This display specifies where the start and finish dates of this interim plan will be stored. You can copy the start and finish fields into a different set of Start and Finish fields. In the Into box, click the set you want.

5 Under For, click Entire Project or Selected Tasks.

You can copy start and finish dates from other baselines into an interim plan. This process can be useful if you have an old baseline you want to reuse, but you want to retain the start and finish dates. To do this, click the old baseline in the Copy list and then click the set of Start and Finish fields in the Into list.

You can also copy start and finish dates from an interim plan to one of the baselines, which can be useful if you used interim plans as a substitute for baselines in the past. Now that multiple baselines are available, you can take advantage of them by using your interim plan information. To do this, click the interim plan containing the start and finish dates in the Copy list. Then in the Into list, click the baseline to which you want the information to be moved.

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