Entries from Project tagged with 'tips'

New Fields in Microsoft Project 2010

To accomodate the new features in Project 2010 there have been some new fields introduced. Here they are with some idea of what they are used for: Active - Used to designate if a task is active or inactive. A... read more.

Project 2010 Tips and Tricks Webcast

In case you missed the live event, here is the link to the webcast I did earlier this month: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=12426 It covers how you can best use some of the new functionality in Project 2010 including the new interface, the... read more.

Project Server OLAP Views Errors

Just a warning about special characters. Don't use them if you want your Project Server Analysis views to work correctly: Avoid all of these: Data source : / \ * | ? " () [] {} <> Level . ,... read more.

Microsoft Project Undo Levels and Macros

One of the new features of Project 2007 is that it allows more than one level of Undo. This is of great comfort to those of us who have made more than one error while working on a file.... read more.

Views and Tables in Microsoft Project

There is often some confusion about the difference between a view and a table in Microsoft Project. This should help clarify the difference between the two. A view consists of a number of potential elements: A screen (the right side... read more.


Undelete Yesterday morning I was cleaning off my hard drive. I picked out a folder which I thought had nothing of interest in it. I hit delete with prejudice. Last night I wondered what happened to my photos of Seattle...... read more.

Microsoft Project 2007 Import Problems

There are a couple of problems importing data into Microsoft Project 2007. The first one is that importing an Excel 2007 file (in the new .xlsx format) does not work. The import appears to get hung up on some of... read more.

How to Change Cell Background color in MS Project

Changing the background color for a task cell in Microsoft Project is now a two-step process: Step 1 - Upgrade to Microsoft Project 2007 - you just can not do this in Project 2003 or earlier. Step 2 - Rightclick... read more.

MS Project 2007 - Changing Working Time

For the past few versions of Microsoft Project (Project 2000, Project 2002, Project 2003) the changes to the desktop application have been fairly minor. But Project 2007 shows that some attention is again being paid to the desktop user. One... read more.

Microsoft Project Tips: Hiding Resource Percentages

Once in a while the resource percentage showing on the task bar becomes too much. If you are wondering what I mean, take a look at this screen shot: See how each resource has the percentage shown after it? That... read more.

MS Project 2007 Change Highlighting and the Interim Plan

Microsoft Project 2007 has a new feature called "Change Highlighting". It shows how a change to one task affects others which have dependencies on it. For example, the screenshot below shows how changing Task A from one day to two... read more.

Microsoft Project 2007 VBA Help now Available Online

Microsoft Project 2007 (and the rest of Office 2007) were released over the weekend (Nov. 12, 2006) and while it will take until early next year to make it through the retail channels you can at least get started with... read more.

MS Project Tip - Creating User-defined Filters

One of the most common activities with large schedule files is filtering them down to show the most important tasks. In most cases, important means immediate and many industries (the construction industry for example) a 3-week look ahead schedule showing... read more.

Microsoft Project Tip - Formulas and the IIF statement

IIF(immediate if) statements are one of the most commonly used functions in ms project formulas. An IIF statement is basically a condensed version of the "If ...Then .. Else" statement which is often used in programming. The iif statement takes... read more.

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