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    Project Management Excel Sheet - Auto Fill Date Fields

    Hi guys,

    I am attempting to create an Excel sheet for managing a project.

    I would like to plan the project on one tab (lets call the tab 'Project Planning'), with 5 categories/colums: #, Task, Start Date, End Date and Duration (duration is calculate by End Date-Start Date' + 1 (I don't want the difference, I want the number of total days)).

    On the next tab I would like the page to be setup in a calendar view, which each separated month and individual days. The data entered on the first tab will automatically fill in the appropiate cells of the date set. I don't know if this is too much to ask, or even possible, but it would be great if new lines appeared automatically for when more tasks were added on the first tab.

    I have no idea if this is even possible.

    I am an Ok Excel user who can follow simple instructions. I would preefer to avoid VBA and all that jazz, Conditional Formatting is hopefully the answer.

    I've manually drawn what I am talking (about and what I want) and screenshotted an example and attached it (the thread asked me to use a URL, I have no idea if the image works).

    I have added a screenshot od a manual drawing I did (what I want the finished piece to look like).

    Thanks in advance,

    Danny
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    Re: Project Management Excel Sheet - Auto Fill Date Fields

    You didn't include a copy of your Workbook so I mocked you up a quick example of how this can be done.

    Please see the attached Workbook.

    The formula in C9 checks the date range specified in the Project Planning Table against the one above it, if it's in range an "x" is returned.

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    Each cell has Conditional Formatting to look for an "x", if it's "x" then it changes the Colour and the Background of the cell to Red.

    Can you work with that?
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    Re: Project Management Excel Sheet - Auto Fill Date Fields

    Hey Paul,

    Thank you so much for getting back to me!

    The file you whipped up is great, but a little too simple for what I want.

    I have found a great template which I am going to base my system on (attached).

    However, I have a new problem, which I hope you can help me with!!!:

    The date range on the calendar skips weekends. Cell J10 makes reference to CZ2. CZ2 must be have something to do with this. Note - don't delete CZ2. I did this and it disabled the scroll feature on the dated bar graph.

    Each cell after J10 uses the formula "=WORKDAY(J10,1)". This formual is great, but I don't want the weekends to be excluded.

    I'm sure you are able to do this in no time at all

    Thanks again.

    Danny
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    Re: Project Management Excel Sheet - Auto Fill Date Fields

    If you don't want to use WORKDAY then simply change J10 to

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    And then K10 to;

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    And drag it along.

    Think that should do it?

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