Microsoft Office Project 2003
how-to articles - Project 2003
- PRJ: Prorating Fixed Costs in Project for Windows
In Microsoft Project, fixed resource costs are either accrued at the beginning or at the end of a task. If the Prorated option is selected, then the costs are accrued at the beginning of the task. Therefore, there is no way to prorate fixed costs as a...
- PRJ: Macro to Sum Values in Filtered List
The Microsoft Project sample macro in the "More Information" section of this article sums numeric values from a list of visible tasks and displays the total in a task row at the bottom of the list.
- PRJ: Auto_Open and Auto_Close Macros
In Microsoft Project, when you use the Auto_Open or Auto_Close Visual Basic, Applications Edition, macro names, the macro will run either when a file is opened or when it is closed, respectively. This behaviour does not work for embedded projects, or...
- PRJ: Zoom In and Zoom Out Buttons Change Timescale
If you use the Zoom In tool on the Standard toolbar, and then immediately use the Zoom Out tool, the major and minor timescales in the Gantt chart view may be changed from their original settings.
- PRJ: Running a Macro Automatically When You Start MS Project
To make a macro run automatically whenever the Microsoft Project icon is used to start Microsoft Project, edit the command line for the icon's properties so that a project containing an Auto_Open macro is opened automatically at startup.
- Proj: How Work and Duration are Calculated w/Assignment Changes
This article describes how work and duration are calculated when you make resource assignment changes.
- PRJ: How to Display Summary Tasks on the Calendar View
When you display the Calendar view, Summary tasks are not shown by default. This article describes how to display Summary tasks in Calendar view.
- Definition of Microsoft Project constraints
Each constraint type in Microsoft Project can be defined as a formula using the following conventions: ES = Early Start of the activity LS = Late Start of the activity EF = Early Finish of the activity LF = Late Finish of the activity SS = Scheduled...
- How to display a custom Gantt bar in the print legend
Microsoft Project allows you to format individual Gantt Chart bars. However, these custom changes are not displayed in the print legend. If you want the legend to display a sample for your customized Gantt Chart bar, you must create custom bar styles.
- How to Remove a Leading Split in a Task
In Microsoft Project, you can split a task so that the task is interrupted, and then resumes later in the schedule. If you drag a portion of a split task so that it touches another portion, Microsoft Project removes the split. However, this method does...
- How to Change Unit of Time in the Duration Field
This article describes how to change the unit of time (minutes, hours, days, or weeks) duration is displayed in the Duration field.
- How to Use Priority to Affect Leveling in Project
This article describes how to use priority to control how leveling is applied to a project using a common resource pool.
- Definition of Milestone Tasks
Milestone tasks in Microsoft Project are defined as any tasks with a duration equal to zero or a value of Yes in the Milestone field.
- Hammock Task Defined
How a hammock task is defined depends on the how the task is used in the parent project.
- How to Display Critical and Noncritical Milestone Tasks
A method of differentiating between critical and noncritical milestone tasks is often desired. The Gantt Chart can be easily formatted to display a different color or shape to indicate the type of the milestone.
- PRJ: Adding New Tasks to a Project Already in Progress
When adding new tasks to projects that have already started, certain adjustments must be made to cause these tasks to be scheduled as soon as possible with respect to the current date, rather than the original project start date. Making these...
- PRJ: Visual Merge Lists Projects in Alphabetical Order
When multiple project files are opened in Microsoft Project versions 3.0 and later, they are listed on the Window menu in alphabetical order. This behavior is different from Project versions 1.x. Project 1.0 and 1.10 list the files in the order that...
- PRJ: How Elapsed Duration Tasks Affect Slack Calculations
Tasks with elapsed durations, rather than working durations, may introduce slack into a project because these tasks can extend into nonworking portions of the project calendar.
- PRJ: Task Features that Don't Apply to Split Tasks
This article discusses features that apply only to the task as a whole and not to the individual split portions independently. This includes linking, assigning resources, and formatting.
- How to view partial information from a resource pool in Project
This article describes how to view partial resource information for projects that share resources from a resource pool. For example, if 20 projects share resources from a resource pool, how to view resource data for only 10 of those projects.
- PRJ: Description of the MPX Project File Exchange Format
The MPX 4.0 file format is an ASCII file format that you can use to transfer project information between different versions of Microsoft Project as well as third-party programs that support the MPX file format, such as Primavera Project Planner and...
- PRJ: How to Globally Change the Resource Allocation Units
In Microsoft Project, you can change the resource allocation Units globally by using the Resource Assignment tool.
- How to programmatically start Microsoft Project Professional from an Office program by using the Shell function in a VBA macro
Describes how to programmatically start Microsoft Project Professional from an Office program by using the Shell function in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro.
- PRJ: Pasting Information into Project from Another Application
When pasting information into Microsoft Project from another program, the columns of information that you are copying must match the columns of information in the table in Microsoft Project that you are pasting into. Like Microsoft Excel, the...
- PRJ: Filtering Criteria Supported by Project
Project for Windows lets you choose from the following four filtering criteria when defining filters: Field Name Test Value Operator (Op) Field Name is the name of the field to filter on. The choices are any of the Task or Resource fields. Test is the...