Chapter 3. Preparing Traditional Reports

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Preparing and printing reports

Reviewing summary reports

Looking at task status reports

Reviewing cost reports

Understanding assignment reports

Working with workload reports

Looking at custom reports

Modifying reports

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What do we mean by “traditional” reports? Will you hear Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof singing “Tradition” when you print them? Although it’s a novel idea, we haven’t managed to convince Microsoft that the musical accompaniment would be the way to go. We’ll keep working on that.

Meanwhile, we call them “traditional” reports only because they resemble the types of reports you’re used to viewing. The reports you see in this chapter are text-based reports, typically presenting information in rows and columns. In the next chapter of this minibook, you see the visual reports available in Project; visual reports present information by using pictures. Both types of reports have a place in the reporting process; the text-based reports you see in this chapter present details that aren’t obvious in visual reports.

Preparing and Printing Reports

Project organizes text reports into categories of reports that are related to the same subject; for example, all the cost reports cleverly fall into the Costs category.

You can print all the reports in Project by using the same basic technique. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Project file on which you want to report.

  2. Choose ReportReports.

    Project opens the ...

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