Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual

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Page 9
last line

screenshot should be ScreenTip

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 25, 2010 
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Page 40
First paragraph, fourth sentence

Sentence reads, "This focus is goo for the project ..." I believe "goo" should be "good".

Note from the Author or Editor:
fix typo in next update

Anonymous  Sep 23, 2008  Jan 01, 2009
Other Digital Version
51
1st paragraph

In the kindle version, it refers you to chapter 26 where supposedly deals with the "nitty-gritty of managing changes"... Actually it must refer to Chapter 16.

Note from the Author or Editor:
change the chapter 26 referenec to chapter 16

Anonymous  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 54
Tools of the Trade gray box, middle of page, first paragraph

"there also unknown unknowns" should be "there are also unknown unknowns"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2009
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Page 56
3rd paragraph TIP section

the area for downloading the project plan is not working. http://missingmanuals.com/cds/project07tmm/ Chapter 3. Taking Microsoft Project for a Test Drive •GraduationParty_Complete_Project.mpp Project file with completed schedule for the test drive sample project http://examples.oreilly.com/project07tmm/GraduationParty_Complete_Project.mpp

Note from the Author or Editor:
please make sure that that filename and the link match. My filename is GraduationParty_Complete_Project.mpp and the link has an extra _PRoject at the end of the file prefix

Anonymous  Jun 14, 2010 
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Page 65
Figure 3-9

One of the two predecessors ("assemble pizzas") for milestone task "food and drinks ready" [which was established in Figure 3-5] appears to have disappeared in Figure 3-9 (and in the .mpp file I downloaded from the website). This results in Project announcing the completion of this milestone one day ahead of when poor Jane is still "assembling pizzas". Please let Jane and George know so Enrique does not blame them for missing the milestone.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The text and figure are OK. I am sending a new PRoject file to put on the missing CD.

Anonymous  May 01, 2010 
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Page 166
Figure 8.6

Hi Bonnie, I am using MSP 2007 Trial SP2 with no disabled items. I do not see the following items on my Resource Information window, which are shown in Fig. 8-6: * Booking Type dropdown * Generic Checkbox * Inactive Checkbox Also, In The Graphs window discussed at the bottom of pg. 190 do not see the checkbox: "Include proposed bookings when determining......" Is there something I need to do to turn these features on ? Thanks, Joe Gates

Note from the Author or Editor:
These features are available in Project Professional. The trial version is probably the Microsoft Project Standard edition.

Joe Gates  Dec 20, 2011 
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Page 196
third paragraph below step 7

the same duration the and total work should be the same duration and total work

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Mar 01, 2010 
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Page 272
figure caption

entires should be entries

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 08, 2010 
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Page 290
2nd paragraph

"without affecting its predecessors" should be "without affecting its successors"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 11, 2010 
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Page 315
figure caption

remove "that" from between "hierarchy" and "with"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Jan 29, 2010 
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Page 340
paragraph after Updating Task Progress

see on page should be see the box on page

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 21, 2010 
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Page 340
graf below Updating Task Progress

end of paragraph says "see on page 344" should be "see page 344"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Jun 07, 2010 
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Page 344
last paragraph

But your progress information. should not have the period at the end.

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 21, 2010 
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Page 348
step 3

"the the" should be "the"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 21, 2010 
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Page 354
first paragraph below figureing actual costs for cost resources

"would still show remaining duration" should be "would still show remaining cost"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 21, 2010 
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Page 374
last paragraph of sidebar

Last paragraph should read as follows On the other hand, the Cost Variance field is the Cost field minus the Baseline Cost field, so it’s a positive value when the result is undesirable—the project or task is over budget. Keep in mind, CV applies only to completed tasks, because tasks have earned value only when they’re complete. Cost Variance, on the other hand, shows variance as long as you have a baseline set. (See page 377 to learn how to change the definition of “complete” in Project.) Main change is removing Actual from before Cost in first sentence. And changing second to last sentence to end in as long as you have a baseline set

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 23, 2010 
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Page 375
second paragraph from bottom not counting note

Because the actual cost is lower than the baseline cost should be Because the cost performance index shows the project under budget

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 23, 2010 
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Page 376
To complete performance index bullet

bullet should be • To complete performance index (TCPI) is the ratio of the work that remains (expressed in dollars) to remaining available dollars. The formula is: remaining text for bullet should be The numerator of the ratio is the remaining baseline cost for the remaining work. The denominator is the remaining available dollars. If TCPI is greater than 1.0, the remaining baseline cost is greater than the remaining dollars, which means you don’t have enough money left to pay for the remaining work. If the baseline cost for the remaining work is less than the available dollars, then you have a surplus. TCPI for the tiger project is $180,000/$190,000 or .95, another way of saying the project is under budget.

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 23, 2010 
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Page 460
paragraph that starts with "maps"

inormation should be information

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 30, 2010 
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Page 467
paragraph under Exchanging Data with Excel

Project includes two Excel templates---- should be ---When you have both Project and Excel installed on your computer, Excel includes two templates

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
May 01, 2010 
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Page 467
tip

exhange should be exchange

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
May 01, 2010 
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Page 482-483
table caption

depemds should be depends

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Jan 29, 2010 
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Page 493
last bullet point

immedately should be immediately

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Mar 01, 2010 
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Page 502
step 4

"chose" should be "choose"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Feb 28, 2010 
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Page 511
2nd paragraph

accomodate should be accommodate

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 18, 2010 
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Page 518
note

cick should be click

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 18, 2010 
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Page 519
3rd bullet

Chaging should be Changing

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 18, 2010 
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Page 525
step 3

in the continuation graf, "to the critical baseline" should be "for the critical baseline"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 18, 2010 
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Page 526
first graf

readbility should be readability

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 18, 2010 
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Page 564
step 7

Patttern should be Pattern

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Apr 19, 2010 
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Page 572
last paragraph

"ot" should be "or"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Feb 09, 2010 
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Page 577
second to last paragraph

intially should be initially

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Feb 09, 2010 
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Page 578
last line above figure

"Otherwise, the text" should be "Otherwise, the test"

Bonnie Biafore
Bonnie Biafore
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Feb 09, 2010