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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter VI.3. Keeping on Schedule

In This Chapter

  • Managing Calendar events and tasks

  • Making the most of the lower toolbar

  • Gadding about with Gantt charts

Managing the time aspects of your project is one of the most important activities that you can do to meet your project's deadlines. Because Entourage offers advanced calendar- and task-management capabilities, you can take advantage of them as they apply specifically to your individual projects.

For those who seek that elusive project-management tool — a Gantt chart — we show you how to make these helpful charts and include them in your project.

Note

Before you can use the features in this chapter, you must first open a project in its own window or in the Project Center window, which we explain how to do in Chapter 2 of this minibook.

Keeping Track of Events and Tasks

When you click Project Center's Schedule tab, a detailed and robust application appears that focuses on your project's Calendar and Tasks. In this combination window, as shown in Figure 3-1, you have all the tools of Entourage's regular Calendar and Tasks applications. In Project Center, the events and tasks that you've associated with the selected project in the folder list at the left or with the project you opened in its own window from the Projects list (see Chapter 2 of this minibook).

Working with the Calendar

The Calendar portion of the Schedule tab looks and works intuitively. The toolbar buttons are the same as the regular Entourage Calendar view, and you can right-click ...

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