Planning the Project
Before entering information in a project file, you must have a clear idea of the scope and purpose of the project.
Understanding Project Management
A Project is a temporary series of actions undertaken to create a unique product or service.
The Project Triangle Includes: Time, Cost, and Scope.
Understanding the Project Screen
Be able to identify the main components of the Project program screen.
Using Common Views
To Change Views: Select the View menu and select a new view. Or, press Alt + V and press the underlined letter in the view name.
To Display the View Bar: Select View Bar from the menu.
Using More Views
To Use More Views: Select View Apply.
Creating a New Project
To Create a New Project: Select File Blank Project in the task pane. Or click the New button, or press Ctrl + N.
Entering the Project Scheduling Date
To Enter the Scheduling Date: Select Project Schedule from list arrow and select a scheduling option. Enter the project's Start date or Finish date.
Selecting the Project Calendar
To Set the Project Calendar: Select Project Calendar list arrow and select the calendar you want to use. Click OK.
Adjusting Working Hours
To Change Working Hours: Select Tools Day of the Week: Click the column heading(s) of the days you want to change for the duration of the project.
Date: Select the date(s) you want to change. Enter the new working hours in the To and From text boxes.
Adjusting Working Days
To Change Nonworking Time: Select Tools Day of the Week: Click the column heading(s) of the days you want to change for the duration of the project.
Date: Select the date(s) you want to change.
Click the Nonworking time option in the dialog box and click OK.
Creating a New Base Calendar
To Create a New Base Calendar: Select Tools New button in the dialog box and enter the calendar name in the Name text box. Click the calendar option you want to use, and choose the base calendar you want to copy, if necessary. Click OK. Change the working hours and nonworking days for the calendar as necessary and click OK.
Using the Project Guide
To View the Project Guide Toolbar: Select View To Use the Project Guide: On the Project Guide toolbar, click the category button you want to work on. Click the link to the step you want to complete in the project and follow the Project Guide's instructions to set up the project. Or, click any button list arrow on the Project Guide toolbar and select the step you want to complete.
To Turn Off the Project Guide: Select Tools Interface tab and uncheck the Display Project Guide checkbox.
Printing the Project
To Print a Project: Select File OK.
Printing the Current View as a Report
To Print the Current View as a Report: Open the view you want to print. Click the Report button list arrow on the Project Guide toolbar and select Print current view as a report from the list. Work your way through the steps of the wizard and click the Print button when finished.
To Get Help: Press the F1 key, type your question in the Search for: text box, and click the Start searching button or press Enter. Click the help topic that best matches what you're looking for (repeat this step as necessary).
To Turn Off Office Online: Click the Online Content Settings link in the Project Help task pane. Uncheck the Search online content when connected option and click OK.