Using the Book s CD-ROM

Using the Book’s CD-ROM

CD Content

The CD-ROM inside the back cover of this book contains all the practice files you’ll use as you work through the exercises in the book. By using practice files, you won’t waste time creating samples and typing schedule data—instead, you can jump right in and concentrate on learning how to use Microsoft Office Project 2003.

What’s on the CD-ROM

In addition to the practice files, the CD-ROM contains the following:

  • 60-day trial of Microsoft Office Project 2003 Standard Edition

  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003 demonstration video

  • Enterprise Project Management Solution demonstration video

  • Microsoft Office Project 2003 Step by Step in eBook format

  • Insider’s Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 in eBook format

  • Microsoft Office System Quick Reference in eBook format

  • Introducing the Tablet PC in eBook format

  • Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth edition, in eBook format

  • 25 business-oriented templates for use with the programs in the Microsoft Office System

  • 100 pieces of clip art

System Requirements

To use this book, along with Project Standard 2003, you will need


Computer with a Pentium 133-megahertz (MHz) or higher processor

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3) or Microsoft Windows XP or later operating system


64 MB of RAM (128 MB recommended) plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for each program in the Microsoft Office System (such as Project) running simultaneously

Hard Disk

Hard disk space requirements will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space.

  • 105 MB of available hard disk space with 70 MB on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.

  • An additional 9 MB of hard disk space is required for installing the practice files.

  • An additional 237 MB of hard disk space is required for installing the 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Project 2003 Standard Edition.


CD-ROM drive


Super VGA (800 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors or higher


Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device


Project Professional, Project Server, and Project Web Access are not required to complete the chapters in this book but are illustrated in Chapters 21 through 23. You can see the system requirements of these products here:

Installing the Practice Files

You need to install the practice files on your hard disk before you use them in the chapters’ exercises. Follow these steps to prepare the CD’s files for your use:

  1. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.

    The Step by Step Companion CD End User License Agreement appears. Follow the onscreen directions. It is necessary to accept the terms of the license agreement in order to use the practice files. After you accept the license agreement, a menu screen appears.


    If the menu screen does not appear, start Windows Explorer. In the left pane, locate the icon for your CD-ROM drive and click the icon. In the right pane, double-click the StartCD executable file.

  2. Click Install Practice Files.

  3. Click Next on the first screen, and then click Yes to accept the license agreement on the next screen.

  4. If you want to install the practice files to a location other than the default folder (\My Documents\Microsoft Press\Project 2003 Step by Step), click the Change Folder button, select the new drive and path, and then click OK.

  5. Click Next on the Choose Destination Location screen, click Next on the Select Features screen, and then click Next on the Start Copying Files screen to install the practice files.

  6. After the practice files have been installed, click Finish.

    Within the installation folder are subfolders for each chapter in the book.

  7. Close the Step by Step Companion CD window, remove the CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive, and return it to the envelope at the back of the book.

Using the Practice Files

Each topic in the chapter explains how and when to use any practice files. The file or files that you’ll need are indicated at the beginning of the procedure in blue type, as shown here:

BE SURE TO: Start Microsoft Office Project 2003 if it’s not already open.

OPEN: Parnell Aerospace Promo 18a and Wingtip Toys Commercial 18b from the \My Documents\ Microsoft Press\Project 2003 Step by Step\Chapter 18 Customizing folder. You can also access the practice files for this book by clicking Start, All Programs, Microsoft Press, Project 2003 Step by Step, and then selecting the chapter folder of the file you want to open.

The following table lists each chapter’s practice files.





Chapter 1 Getting Started

(no practice file)


Chapter 2 Simple Tasks

Wingtip Toys Commercial 2a


Chapter 3 Simple Resources

Wingtip Toys Commercial 3a


Chapter 4 Simple Assignments

Wingtip Toys Commercial 4a


Chapter 5 Simple Formatting

Wingtip Toys Commercial 5a, Logo


Chapter 6 Simple Tracking

Wingtip Toys Commercial 6a


Chapter 7 Advanced Tasks

Short Film Project 7a


Chapter 8 Advanced Resources and Assignments

Short Film Project 8a


Chapter 9 Advanced Plan

Short Film Project 9a


Chapter 10 Advanced Formatting

Short Film Project 10a


Chapter 11 Printing

Short Film Project 11a


Chapter 12 Publishing Online

Short Film Project 12a


Chapter 13 Sharing

Short Film Project 13a, Letter To Client, Sample Task List


Chapter 14 Advanced Tracking

Short Film Project 14a, Short Film Project 14b, Short Film Project 14c, Short Film Project 14d


Chapter 15 Reporting Status

Short Film Project 15a


Chapter 16 Getting Back on Track

Short Film Project 16a


Chapter 17 Advanced Formatting

Parnell Film 17a


Chapter 18 Customizing

Parnell Aerospace Promo 18a, Wingtip Toys Commercial 18b


Chapter 19 Earned Value

Short Film Project 19a


Chapter 20 Consolidating

Wingtip Toys Commercial 20a, Parnell Aerospace Promo 20b


(no practice folder)

(no practice file)


(no practice folder)

(no practice file)


(no practice folder)

(no practice file)

Uninstalling the Practice Files

After you finish working through this book, you should uninstall the practice files to free up hard disk space.

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. In the list of installed programs, click Microsoft Office Project 2003 Step by Step, and then click the Remove or Change/Remove button.)

  4. In the Uninstall dialog box, click OK.


    If you need additional help installing or uninstalling the practice files, please see “Getting Help” on page xi. Microsoft’s product support does not provide support for this book or its CD-ROM.

Microsoft Office Project 2003 Step by Step
MicrosoftВ® Office Project 2003 Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft))
ISBN: 0735619557
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 199 © 2008-2017.
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