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Microsoft® Project 2007 Bible by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 25. Importing and Exporting Project Information

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding general importing and exporting concepts

  • Exporting information

  • Importing information

  • Troubleshooting

Sometimes you need to move information in and out of Project. Although you can do this by copying and pasting the information, you'll find that you make these moves primarily by using Projects import and export functions. You can import and export information using various file formats. For example, you can export a Project schedule as a graphic image to use in a graphics program or on a Web page, or to print on a plotter. Or, you may find it convenient to start a project in an Excel workbook, a WSS Project Tracking List, or Outlook's Task List.

Note

Project 2007 contains a wizard that enables you to generate an XML file.

Understanding General Importing and Exporting Concepts

Importing is the process of bringing information into a Project file from another program. Exporting is the process of sending information from Project to another program. When you import or export information, you use an import/export map. Project comes with a series of useful import/export maps that you can edit if necessary, or you can create a custom map. To view, copy, or edit any of the predefined import/export maps, or to create your own map, you use the Import/Export Wizard.

Think of an import/export map as a template that Project uses to correctly translate information from one program to another. An import/export map defines ...

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