You can also set your Project Start or Project Finish date, but you cannot set both. Most people select Project Start to work forward from the starting day of your project. Choose Project Finish if you want to schedule your tasks backward from the finish date. The Priority setting defaults at 500. You'll only change this if you have many projects, so Project knows which projects take priority when you are assigning tasks and resources.
Go back to File, and from the backstage view choose Options. In the dialogue box, choose Schedule, where you will input a lot of information about your company:
Calendar options for this project: The window will display the name of your project (Project Calendar).
Week starts on: You can choose Sunday, the first day of the week, or Monday, when most people start their workweek. You can choose the day that is the beginning of the pay period. For this project, because at this firm everything rolls with payroll, we are choosing Sunday, when all new pay periods begin.
Fiscal year starts in: Choose whatever month applies. For this company, the fiscal year begins in July.
Default start time: This is a 24-hour calendar; 12:00 a.m. (midnight) is entered.
Default end time: The drop-down window offers choices up to 11:30 p.m. You can type in your own time, which has been done here with an entry of 11:59 p.m.
Hours per day, Hours per week, and Days per month: Entered as 24 hours per day, 168 hours per week, and 31 days per month.
Schedule, Scheduling options, Scheduling alerts, and Calculation: You don’t need to change these from their default settings.
New tasks: Leave this at Manually Scheduled; you can always switch this to Auto Scheduling later. Click OK and move on.