Change the default task duration unit

In Project 2013, the default task duration unit is days, but you can change it to be minutes, hours, weeks, or months:

  1. Click File > Options.

  2. In the Project Options dialog box, click Schedule.

  3. Under Scheduling options for this project, in the Duration is entered in list, select a duration unit.

  4. To use the same setting automatically in all future projects, select All New Projects in the Scheduling options for this project list.

Options dialog box, Scheduling options for this project area

Tip:  Need to change the work duration unit? Use the same process, but change the Work is entered in list instead.

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