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Microsoft® Project 2007 Bible by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 13. Reporting on Progress

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Reporting commonalities

  • Looking at the big picture

  • Generating reports on costs

  • Producing reports on time

  • Making reports on work assignments

  • Presenting reports on workloads

  • Customizing reports

As you saw in Chapters 6 and 7, Project contains various views that help you to evaluate the progress of your project, identify areas with problems, and even resolve problems. Although you can print views, sometimes you need to present information in a format that is not available in any view. This chapter examines the use of reports for presenting your Project information.

You can create two kinds of reports using your project's data:

  • Traditional text reports, typically in row and column format. These types or reports have long been available in Project.

  • Visual reports, which present pictures of your project's data in the form of charts and diagrams. Visual reports export your project data to either Excel or Visio.

Note

Visual reporting is new to Project 2007.

In this chapter, I present the traditional text reports first and then introduce the new visual reports.

Creating Text Reports

All text reports in Project have certain common characteristics. For example, you can print any report or you can review the report on-screen.

Note

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

Follow these steps to display the reports that are available in a particular ...

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