Timesheet and Non-Billable Time

Have you ever been working on a project and want to show non-billable time?  By now you know that you can easily do this with Microsoft Project Online or Project Server’s PWA using the timesheet.

When I click on the Actual Non-Billable row for this particular task I cannot enter time.  Why not?


First, you need to have Non-Billable selected for your timesheet.
On the Options tab select the Non-Billable option and you will see the Actual Non-Billable row for all projects.  Note You will not be able to enter non-billable time for Administrative tasks or Manually Scheduled tasks

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If you come across a project task that does not let you enter in Non-Billable time in your timesheet make sure that the task has a task mode of Automatic vs Manual and that the project is scheduled.

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There you go folks.  Hope this little quick ‘gotcha’ serves you and your teams well.
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