Setting Deadline Reminders

Suppose you want a task or milestone to be completed by a certain date, but you don't want to limit the schedule calculations by setting a date constraint. Set a deadline instead. A deadline appears as an indicator on your Gantt chart as a target or goal, but does not affect the scheduling of your tasks.

To set a deadline, follow these steps:

1 Select the task for which you want to set a deadline. 10

On the Standard toolbar, click Task Information and then click the Advanced tab. a.

3 In the Deadline box, enter or select the deadline date. «

The deadline marker appears in the chart area of the Gantt chart (see Figure 5-17). Repeat Steps 1-3 to change or remove a deadline if necessary. If you're removing a deadline, select the date and press the Delete key.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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