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Using Calendars in Microsoft Project 2010

Posted by Andrew Gould on 02 March 2012

You can't do much in Microsoft Project without understanding how calendars work. Calendars control when work is allowed to happen, so it's important to set them up properly before you start planning your tasks. This blog teaches you how.

Custom Tables in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 January 2012

If you find yourself constantly deleting and inserting columns every time you create a new project it might be time to consider creating a custom table that you can share between projects. This blog shows you how to do exactly that!

Tags:   Project | Custom fields

Custom Views in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 January 2012

If you find that you have to continuously rearrange the preset views every time you create a new file in Microsoft Project, why not try creating your own custom view? This blog explains how to do exactly that!

Tags:   Project | Custom fields

Custom Reports in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 13 January 2012

Reporting on progress is an essential part of running a successful project. It's a shame that the preset reports in Microsoft Project are so limited. This blog explains how to create your own custom reports so that you can see the data you need.

Tags:   Project | Reporting

Customising Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 12 January 2012

There are many things that you can customise in Microsoft Project to mould it to the way you work. This blog summarises the main useful things that can be customised along with links to detailed articles explaining how to modify each one.

Tags:   Project | Reporting    |    Project | Custom fields    |    Project | Views of Project

10 reasons why Santa Claus does not use Project

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 December 2011

Santa Claus has decided not to use Microsoft Project to manage the present distribution process - read this blog to find out why!

Using the Organizer in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 01 August 2011

If you've ever spent time customising the same calendar or the same field every time you create a new file in Microsoft Project, you'll definitely want to know about the Organizer. This handy tool lets you copy any customised content into the Project Global template so that it will be available to every new project that you create!

Tags:   Project | Custom fields

Custom Fields in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 01 August 2011

Have you ever been frustrated when you can't find a suitable field for entering the data you want in a Microsoft Project plan? Well why not customise your own field and enter anything from simple text, to drop down lists, to complex calculations and even graphical indicators!

Tags:   Project | Custom fields

Using VBA in Microsoft Project to Set Up Unusual Calendars

Posted by Andrew Gould on 01 July 2011

Setting up a pattern of working time in a Project calendar is simple enough when your week runs from Monday to Sunday, but when you have an unusual working pattern setting up the calendar is a pain! This article explains how to use VBA to create a detailed calendar at the click of a button!

Tags:   Project | Calendars, Gantt    |    Writing VBA | Other

Baseline Taskbar bug in Microsoft Project 2010

Posted by Michael Allsop on 01 July 2011

Have your Baseline Taskbars ever disappeared when using the Tracking Gantt view in Microsoft Project 2010? If so, this short blog explains why!

Changing the Legend in a Microsoft Project Gantt Chart

Posted by Andrew Gould on 06 June 2011

Have you ever wondered how to change the items that appear in the legend when you print a Gantt Chart in MS Project? Did you even know that you could?! It isn't the most intuitive method, but this blog shows you how to apply a little more control to your printed Gantt charts.

Conditional Formatting in Microsoft Project Gantt Charts

Posted by Andrew Gould on 01 June 2011

Formatting Gantt Charts in Microsoft Project is a time-consuming process. This blog series explains how to create task bars that format themselves as you change information in the table.

Tags:   Project | Calendars, Gantt    |    Project | Custom fields

Rolling Up Tasks in Microsoft Project

Posted by Andrew Gould on 31 May 2011

When you collapse a group of tasks in a Microsoft Project schedule you lose the ability to see the detail of when individual tasks start and finish. The solution is to roll up your subtasks so that you can see them even when the task group has been collapsed.

Tags:   Project | Calendars, Gantt    |    Project | Scheduling tasks

Shortcuts for changing Project 2010 task types

Posted by Michael Allsop on 31 May 2011

Fed up with hunting around on the ribbon for commands? This article shows you a quick way of changing task types in Project 2010.

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