Include Weekends in project templates

Hey there!

Is there a way to allow milestones/tasks to be scheduled on the weekends during template duplication? We have a complicated 100+ task project template with many dependencies tied to milestones. If a milestone is scheduled on weekend in the template, upon duplication, all of the tasks/milestones get scheduled incorrectly because it tries to avoid placing milestones on weekend dates. So you can a ton of red lines throughout the timeline, as a result.

Any ideas? Thanks so much for everyone’s help!

Hi @Corey_Protin

Make sure when setting your due date in the templates (whether before or after start date) to unselect the skip weekends button.

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Thank you so much for you quick response @Mike_Tammaro! Unfortunately, I don’t see this screen at all when making new projects? Is there a global account setting that needs to be turned on somewhere?

@Mike_Tammaro I see the screen now when I click on the date setting for a milestone/task. Does this have to be set for every individual milestone and task? Or does it occur globally across the project when I do it once?

You have to set it in the project template before a project is created moving forward. Any current projects created from your template will not automatically correct themselves.

It seems you are referring to active projects you are currently working in if I am understanding correctly. If I am not, please add screenshots of what you referring too (removing sensitive information) so that I may help you further

This is great. Thanks all. This resolved it.


I am having the same issue - my template does not include weekends. I am trying to make from a project I’ve already created. I however cannot find this screen to be able to select weekends when I make the template; where do you go to get here?


Hi @Pole_Presentational

You cannot add weekends to a project that has already been created. It would have to be preset in a template before a project is created. This image below shows a setting in project templates that can be toggled whether you want weekends or not, so in your case, you would want to unclick that option.

I understand that projects cannot be updated, that’s not what I was asking. I am using a project to save as a template.

I found the screen, but it still doesn’t work even if I do click on weekends unfortunately. I am not sure what’s wrong.

Despite that option above in the template @Mike_Tammaro It looks like this option “weekend Awareness” in the timeline view auto-turns on after the template is duplicated, and weekend tasks aren’t moving as a result, even if you select the option you mentioned. Any thoughts?