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MS Project: There Is A Tip For That – Part 1

Posted on | January 1, 2010 | Comments Off on MS Project: There Is A Tip For That – Part 1

Let’s get to the point and to right into the MS Project tips*.

1) To Change Views: Select the View menu and select a new view. Or, press + and press the underlined letter in the view name

2) To Display the View Bar: Select View – View Bar from the menu

3) To Use More Views: Select View – More Views from the menu. Select a view in the dialog box and click Apply

4) To Create a New Project: Select File – New from the menu and click Blank Project in the task pane. Or, click the New button, or press +

5) To Enter the Scheduling Date: Select Project – Project Information from the menu. Click the Schedule from list arrow and select a scheduling option. Enter the project’s Start date or Finish date

6) To Set the Office Project Calendar: Select Project – Project Information from the menu. Click the Calendar list arrow and select the calendar you want to use. Click OK

7) To Change Working Hours: Select Tools – Change Working Time from the menu. Select the date(s) you want to change: Day of the Week: Click the column heading(s) of the days you want to change for the duration of the project. Date: Select the date(s) you want to change. Enter the new working hours in the To and From text boxes. Click OK

8) To Change Nonworking Time: Select Tools – Change Working Time from the menu. Select the date(s) you want to change. Day of the Week: Click the column heading(s) of the days you want to change for the duration of the project. Date: Select the date(s) you want to change. Click the Details button. Click the Nonworking time option in the dialog box and click OK

9) To Create a New Base Calendar: Select Tools – Change Working Time from the menu. Click the Create New Calendar button in the dialog box and enter the calendar name in the Name text box. Click the calendar option you want to use and choose the base calendar you want to copy, if necessary. Click OK. Change the working hours and nonworking days for the calendar as necessary and click OK

10) To View the Project Guide Toolbar: Select View – Toolbars – Project Guide from the menu

11) To Use the Project Guide: On the Project Guide toolbar, click the area button you want to work on. Click the link to the step you want to complete in the project and follow the Project Guide’s instructions to set up the project. Or, click any button list arrow on the Project Guide toolbar and select the step you want to complete

12) To Turn Off the Project Guide: Select Tools – Options from the menu. Click the Interface tab and uncheck the Display Project Guide check box

13) To Print a Project: Select File – Print from the menu. Choose your print options. When you are ready to print, click OK

14) To Print the Current View as a Report: Open the view you want to print. Click the Report button list arrow on the Project Guide toolbar and select Print current view as a report from the list. Work your way through the steps of the wizard and click the Print button when finished

15) To Get Help: Press the key, type your question in the Search for: text box, and click the Search button or press . Click the help topic that best matches what you’re looking for (repeat this step as necessary)

16) To Turn Off Office Online: Click the Online Content Settings link in the Project Help task pane. Uncheck the Search online content when connected option and click OK

More MS Project tips in the near future will be beneficial to all. Don’t you think so…? Well, I do.

* Based on MS Project® 2007.


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