Add holidays and vacation days

Holidays, vacations, medical leave. People take time off. And keeping track of nonworking time is critical for making sure your project meets its deadline.

Project 2013 doesn’t include preset holidays, but you can add them the same way you add vacation days:

  1. Click Project > Change Working Time.

Change Working Time button on the Project tab

  1. In the For calendar list, click the calendar you want to change.
    • For holidays, use the current project calendar. It has the words (Project Calendar) after its name.
    • For vacation days, use the person’s resource calendar. It has the same name as that person.
  2. On the Exceptions tab, add a name, start date, and finish date for each holiday or vacation day.

Project reschedules tasks around the new nonworking time.

Also in this article


Add repeating holidays and vacation days

  1. Click Project > Change Working Time.

Change Working Time button on the Project tab

  1. In the For calendar list, click the calendar you want to change.
    • For holidays, use the current project calendar. It has the words (Project Calendar) after its name.
    • For vacation days, use the person’s resource calendar. It has the same name as that person.
  2. On the Exceptions tab, add a name, start date, and finish date for each holiday or vacation day.
  3. Click Details.
  4. Under Recurrence pattern, pick how often the holiday or vacation day repeats.
  5. Under Range of recurrence, add the first nonworking date in the Start box.
  6. Click End after or End by.
    • End after: Choose how many times it repeats.
    • End by: Choose when the repeating time off ends.

Add nonworking time to multiple projects

Once you set up nonworking time, you probably don’t want to go through the whole process again every time you set up a project. Here are some ways around that:

Top of Page Top of Page

More about working and nonworking time

Top of Page Top of Page

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013