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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Customizing Fields

Every project has its own characteristics and requirements for data storage. The custom fields in Project provide reserved spaces that enable you to use a project file as a central data repository for your plan.

Perhaps you have an internal code for identifying every task on a project. This might be a cost code, a work product code, or a code provided by a customer to facilitate information exchange. These codes might actually be alphanumeric descriptive text that doesn’t fit a pattern. Costs might also be associated with the project that are not easily included in the resource or fixed-cost fields. It is also common to need to identify the status of a task other than percentage complete, such as approved/not approved. Project ...

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