Setting Up Graphical Indicators


Graphical indicators allow users to define a set of criteria that defines that a colored image is shown in a field instead of the data the field holds. This feature is commonly used to create "stop light charts " that can show the status of a given field at a glance. In the example of our Remaining Budget field, instead of displaying the remaining budget as a number, we can display a green ball if the remaining Budget value for a task is greater than $5,000, a yellow ball if the value is less than $5,000 but greater than $1,000, and a red ball if the value is less than $1,000. This would immediately draw the eye of the user to any task that has a Remaining Budget value of less than $1,000.

Defining Graphical Indicator Criteria

graphics/one_icon.jpg Click Tools, Customize, Fields from the menu bar.

graphics/two_icon.jpg Select the Remaining Budget field in the Customize Fields dialog.

graphics/three_icon.jpg Click the Graphical Indicators button.

graphics/four_icon.jpg In the first row, select Is Greater Than in the Test column.

graphics/five_icon.jpg Enter the number 5000 in the Values column.

graphics/six_icon.jpg Select the green ball from the Image column.

graphics/seven_icon.jpg Repeat steps 1 “5 for the second and third rows using the criteria seen in the screenshot.

graphics/eight_icon.jpg Click OK.

graphics/nine_icon.jpg When the Remaining Budget field is inserted into a view, it will display a red, yellow, or green ball instead of the value it holds.


Show Me. Microsoft Office Project 2003
Show Me Microsoft Office Project 2003
ISBN: 0789730693
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 204 © 2008-2017.
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