Producing a Visual Report of Project Data in Excel

Visual reports are new in Microsoft Office Project 2007 and are easy-to-build report templates that use Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or later (as well as Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007) to transform Microsoft Project task, resource, and assignment information into charts and graphs that communicate your project information more effectively. For example, in earlier versions of Microsoft Project, displaying an Excel graph of earned value required special toolbars and numerous steps to produce the earned value status you wanted. In Microsoft Project 2007, you simply choose the Earned Value Over Time report, and the graph appears in Excel.

When you first start generating an Excel visual report, ...

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