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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Representing Project Data in a Visio Diagram

If you decide to build a project directly in Visio, or if you plan to export Microsoft Project information to a Visio diagram, it’s helpful to understand how the four Visio templates for schedules work. The templates that apply to projects or other date-related information include the following:

  • Timeline. The Timeline template displays tasks and events in a way that Microsoft Project does not. It shows them along a horizontal or vertical bar. This can be useful, for example, to summarize the phases of a multiyear project and key milestones toward its completion.

  • Gantt Chart. Although you can use Visio to build simple Gantt charts, it is more useful as a presentation tool when you’re using data exported ...

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