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Microsoft® Project 2007 Bible by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 22. Customizing Microsoft Project

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Using custom fields

  • Customizing the interface

You can customise the Project working environment in several ways For example, you can use custom fields to store and manipulate custom data in a project file. And you can change the way that various elements appear on-screen and how you use Project's tools and commands. Suppose that you use a particular command for sharing resources all the time. You can perform that action quickly if you can access the command from a tool on the standard toolbar. Or, maybe you never use the Task Note tool and prefer to get it off the toolbar and place its command on a menu, Perhaps none of Project's built-in views or tables contains quite the combination of information that you use most often.

Microsoft Project enables you to customize most of its elements. This chapter shows you how to create and use custom fields, make changes to the behavior of the Project interface, and create and modify toolbars and menus to make Project work the way that's best for you.

Note

This chapter focuses on customizing Project, See Chapter 19 for information about customizing Project Server.

Using Custom Fields

In Chapter 7, you read about outline codes, which are custom fields in Project. Starting in Project 2000, custom fields enable you to create pick lists to use to ensure accurate data entry, create formulas to perform calculations on custom data, and insert icons that indicate graphically that a field contains custom ...

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