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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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A Checklist for Using Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is so rich with options that you can easily lose sight of the forest as you explore all the interesting new trees. The following sections give you an overview of planning a project with Microsoft Project.

Preliminaries

Before you start entering tasks in Project, it’s a good idea to define some basic parameters that govern how Microsoft Project treats your data. (These topics are covered in detail in Chapter 3, “Setting Up a Project Document.”) To get started, follow these steps:

1.
Customize Microsoft Project’s calendar of working time, to define when Project can schedule work on the project. This includes defining your organization’s working days, nonworking days, and regular working ...

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