Change the default task duration unit

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

  1. Choose File > Options.

    (In Project 2007, choose Tools > Options.)

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

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

    Options dialog box, Scheduling options for this project area

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

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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