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Ms-Project :Repeating tasks calculating duration incorrectly

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When I set up a repeating task, the total duration appears to be a calculation of all working days between the first date of task and the date of the final repeat. For instance, if I set up a task for the first Monday
of each weekly and want to have it repeat for 9 occurences, the duration pops up
as
81 days but the total
working
 days is only 9 days not the 81 days.How do I set this up so Project accurately calculates working days?

thank
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by:Stacy Spear
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That is odd. Can you post a sanitized screen of the recurring Task Information form?
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by:Macbook
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dear expert,

the task information form as attached. thank
task-information.PNG
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by:Stacy Spear
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After rereading your question, I think that you are confused on how projects are tracked. The duration of project is correct as it won't be completed until the last day.

If you add resources (people) and assign a resource to this task, you will see that it calculates 8 hrs (standard work day) for each and that the total work for the resource is 72 hours.
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You could also add in the field "Remaining Work" to your Gantt chart to see how much work is remaining instead of duration.
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by:Macbook
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dear experts,

is there any where to show the real duration (duration : 1 day) on the top of the bar ? thank
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by:Stacy Spear
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Which bar?
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by:Macbook
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i found out my own way to solve the problem. thank a lot all the expert
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