Group headers are missing when grouped project data is pasted as a picture in Project

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In Microsoft Project, when you copy grouped project data, and then paste it as a picture into Microsoft Project, or another program such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel, the group headers are missing.


This behavior occurs when you do the following:
  1. In a grouped task or resource view of Microsoft Project, you select one or more tasks or resources and their associated group headers.
  2. You use the Copy Task or Copy Cell command to copy the selected items.
  3. In Microsoft Project or another program, you use the Paste Special command to paste the copied items as a picture.


To work around this problem, use the Copy Picture command instead of Copy Task or Copy Cell. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the tasks or resources to be copied.

    NOTE: If you are selecting only some of the tasks or resources in the project, make sure your selection includes the associated group header rows that you want to appear in the pasted picture.
  2. On the Task tab, click the Copy drop-down arrow and click the Copy Picture button. NOTE: In Project 2007 and earlier versions, click the Copy Picture button on the Standard toolbar.
  3. In the Copy Picture dialog box, click OK.

    NOTE: Optionally, you can change the settings in this dialog box.
  4. Open the program in which you want to paste the picture.
  5. Use the Paste Special command (usually found on the program's Edit menu) to paste the copied tasks as a picture.


This behavior is by design.


Article ID: 242617 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
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  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
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  • Microsoft Project 2000 Standard Edition
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