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    Format Default standard rate not valid (2000 SR-1)

    When I open Tools/Options/General, I get an error message that the default value (0.00/h) for Default Standard Rate and Default Overtime Rate is not valid in this situation (see attached screens in Word format). The additional problem is that I can't go to any other tab in the options menu, because it doesn't accept an OK as a valid reply. I use standard UK as regional settings under Windows ME.
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    Re: Format Default standard rate not valid (2000 SR-1)

    ... Out of curiousity, do you still get the error if you change your regional settings to US?
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    Re: Format Default standard rate not valid (2000 SR-1)

    Good thinking, but no the US settings don't change a thing. I did however find out that you can get a valid standard and overtime rate by entering 0/h (or any other value) manually. This way you can confirm the new options (although the value is exactly the same) and leave the window. However the next time you open the general options window the values have been changed into 0.00/h and you have to reenter the values manually once again.

    Thanks Gary for your reaction.

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    Re: Format Default standard rate not valid (2000 SR-1)

    According to Microsoft's documentation, microsoft is supposed to change the values to 0.00/h. I don't see why you would have to re-enter the values again manually. Have you then tried using the Costs tab so you wouldn't have to re-enter the data manually?

    Stuff like this (I love these technical terms) drives me <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>
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    Re: Format Default standard rate not valid (2000 SR-1)

    I have no problem that Microsoft changes the display Format. The problem is that it looks as if the original value (i.e. 0/h) is not stored correctly or that the validity check is done on the formatted value. Either way it forces you to re-enter the data manually in order to leave the Options/General menu properly.
    I am not sure what you mean by the Costs tab. It is not an Options submenu. Therefore I assume you refer to the Costs table. Those costs however are recource related whereas the costs under Options/General are default costs.

    The thing that bugs me is not so much the annoyance that I have to re-enter some default values manually. I can live with it. Who is to say MS software is bug free. <img src=/S/blackteeth.gif border=0 alt=blackteeth width=20 height=20>
    It is the "Hello, am I the only one having this problem" experience. If so, what have I done to deserve this (what is so specific in my configuration that it causes Project to behave this way. I know a complete re-install doesn't help). And if not, If other users have the same problem, why isn't this a known feature in the Knowledge Base ?

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    Re: Format Default standard rate not valid (2000 SR-1)

    Sorry, wish I could help more with this but I am not using Project as much as I used to.

    Anyone else have any ideas or suggestions.
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    Gary
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