PRJ: Missing Symbols and Timescale in Inserted Project Object

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When you insert a Microsoft Project object into another program (such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word), outline symbols may not be displayed next to tasks in the Microsoft Project object. In addition, a portion of the timescale may not be displayed.


This behavior may occur when you insert a Microsoft Project object in another program and the Microsoft Project object is not active. This behavior is by design.

NOTE: In Project 2007 and earlier versions, outline symbols are displayed when you activate the project only if the Show Outline Symbol option is selected in Microsoft Project. To find this option, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the View tab. It is located under Outline Options.


When you insert a Microsoft Project object into another program, the program treats the inactive object similar to how Microsoft Project prints a project. Microsoft Project does not display outline symbols when printing a project. Similarly, other applications do not display outline symbols when an object is inactive. Also, the end of the timescale is adjusted so that the end of the object matches a separator from the timescale.


Article ID: 198353 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
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  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
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