Saving a Baseline Plan
To Save a Baseline Plan: Select Tools Save Baseline and Entire Project options are selected, and click OK.
Updating Project Progress
To Update Project Progress: Select Tools Update work as complete through list arrow and select the date through which you want to update the project. Click OK when you're finished.
Updating Task Actual Values
To Update Task Actual Values: Select the task you want to update and select Tools View Update Tasks button on the Tracking toolbar. Enter the task actual values in the dialog box, and click OK when you're finished.
Updating Task Completion Percentage
To Update Task Completion Percentage: Select the task you want to update, and then select Tools % Complete box and enter the completion percentage. Click OK when you're finished.
Updating Actual Work
To Update Actual Work: Select View Format Details Actual Work from the menu. Click the Act. Work field under the date you want to update. Make sure you select the Act. Work field for the task or resource you want to update. Enter the actual amount of work completed and press Enter.
Updating Actual Costs
To Turn Off Automatic Cost Updating: Select Tools Calculation tab. Uncheck the Actual costs are always updated by Microsoft Office Project checkbox, and click OK.
To Manually Update Actual Costs: Select View View Act. Cost field for the task or resource you want to update. Enter the actual cost and press Enter.