Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

Errata for Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step




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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 5
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Page 5 error: (TIP) To learn more about Project Online and Office 356 offerings... change to To learn more about Project Online and Office 365 offerings...

Handz Valentin  Mar 09, 2014 
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Page 48
Step 1

"under Product Information" should be "under Project Information"

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the paragraph under Step 1, the third sentence: change "under Product Information" to "under Project Information"

JT  Nov 08, 2013 
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Page 49
end of chapter; sept 7

The file that is to be saved is called "Simple Tasks"; It should be called "Simple Plan" (as instructed on page 44).

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the sentence under step 7: change "Simple Tasks file" to "Simple Plan file"

Anonymous  Oct 03, 2013 
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Page 58
4th Paragraph (TIP section)

on the last line it is: "or �1em� to equal thirty 24-hour days ." Should be: "or �1emo� to equal thirty 24-hour days ."

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the last sentence in the first paragraph of the tip: change "...or "1em" to equal..." to "...or "1emo" to equal..."

Baibhav Ojha  Sep 23, 2013 
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Page 77
Tip at bottom

The first sentence in the tip is incorrect. The difference between the earliest start and latest finish date is the elapsed time while duration was defined as the number of working days. After calculating the difference between the earliest start and latest finish it would still be necessary to subtract non-working time to get duration.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the first sentence in the tip: from "Project determines the overall duration of a plan by calculating the difference between the earliest start date and the latest finish date of the plan’s tasks." to "Project determines the plan's Current Duration value by counting the working days between the earliest start date and latest finish date of the plan's tasks."

Brian Huffman  Oct 04, 2013 
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Page 128
Line parallel with number "3"

On line 3 the instruction to "click MORE to display..." should read "click the MORE button to display..." The reader who is looking for the literal word "MORE" will be confused otherwise.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In step 3: Change "click More to display" To "click the More button to display"

Brian Huffman  Oct 08, 2013 
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Page 208
Last paragraph before Tip.

The words "is less than" should be changed to "is equal to or less than" If that is not done, the sentence would be interpreted to mean that a task is on the critical path if its total slack is less than zero (that is, it would have to be negative).

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the first sentence in last paragraph before the tip: Change "A task is on the critical path if its total slack is less than a certain amount—by default, if it is zero days." To "A task is on the critical path if its total slack is less than a certain amount of time—by default, if it has zero slack."

Brian Huffman  Oct 14, 2013 
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Page 243
Step 7

In step 7 change: "Caroles Polands" To: "Carole Polands"

Timothy Johnson
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 17, 2013 
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Page 427
Step 18

The last two words of step 18 "click Macros" should be changed to "click view Macros." The view tab doesn't have "macros" as an opiton; it does have "view macros."

Note from the Author or Editor:
In step 18: Change "click Macros." To "click the Macros button."

Brian Huffman  Nov 13, 2013 
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Page 429
Step 1 (just below the middle of the page)

The words "click Macros" at the end of step 1 should be changed to "click view Macros." The word "macros" isn't on the view tab (at least it isn't in Project Standard, but "view macros" is.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In step 1: Change "click Macros." To "click the Macros button."

Brian Huffman  Nov 13, 2013 
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Page 431
Steps 8 and 10

The ",press Tab," can be cut from both step 8 and 10 since the VBA editor does not put the insertion pointer at the left end of the line, but where at the first tab.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In Step 8 remove ", press Tab," so the step will read: "Click in the new line you just created and type the following:" In Step 10 remove ", press Tab," so the step will read: "Click in the new line you just created and type the following:"

Brian Huffman  Nov 13, 2013 
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Page 432
Step 18

The words "click Macros" at the end of step 18 should be changed to "click view Macros." There isn't a "Macros" option on the view tab.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In step 18: Change "click Macros." To "click the Macros button."

Brian Huffman  Nov 13, 2013