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Change Your Calendar Working Days and Time


In our previous post we introduced how you can give everyone a level of effort and hourly rate so that a cost per task assignment may be calculated. Of course, there are more components to computing this cost, and they are your working day and working time values within a calendar, or many days per week and how much working time per day. By default IntelliGantt for SharePoint 2013 uses Monday through Friday as working days and 8 hours per day of working time (a morning period from 8:00am to noon and an afternoon period from 1:00pm to 5:00pm).



You can change both the working days and time via the configuration tool shown above. Every day of the week can be toggled on or off for working time, with the non-working time represented as a blue vertical bar in the gantt the width of a day.



IntelliGantt for SharePoint currently supports two working periods, typically one for the morning and the other for the afternoon. You can adjust either the start or finish dates of each period by selecting from the drop downs. In fact, you could make a 24 working time by having period 1 start at midnight and last until noon, and having period 2 start and noon and last until midnight. But you wouldn't do that, would you?



Back in IntelliGantt we can see these changes visually via the Gantt chart non-working time but also by how tasks are adjusted now that start and finish times have changed. IntelliGantt does not do a mass update after you change working time because we don't want everything to become unrecognizable. However, you will see after you change the duration of a task that it will snap to the new start/end times you have chosen. For example, this task will now round to 20:00 (or 8pm).