Microsoft Project Blank Project Issues

by | May 24, 2023 | Microsoft Project


When a user either uses the Project 1 file that is created when Microsoft Project is run or when a user creates a new project using the command File, New, Blank Project then the user ends up with a project file that is far from ideal. There are a number of issues with the file that is created uing the Microsoft Project Global Template which is displayed in Organiser as the Global.MPT and it is recomended that this file is never used.


The aim of this article is to explain the issues with this template and suggest a solution which wil result in a project template that is far more user friendly than the project file created by selecting the command File, New, Blank Project.

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24 May 2023