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This book contains a variety of special features to help you find the information you need ”fast. Formatting conventions are used to make important keywords or special text obvious. Specific language is used to make keyboard and mouse actions clear. And a variety of visual elements are used to make important and useful information stand out. The following sections describe the special features used in this book.
Notes, tips, cautions , and other visual aids give you useful information. The following are descriptions of these elements.
Notes provide useful information that isn't essential to the discussion. They usually contain technical information, but they can also contain interesting but less critical information.
Tips enhance your experience with Project 2003 by providing hints and tricks you won't find elsewhere.
Cautions warn you that a particular action can cause unintended results, some of which may be difficult or impossible to undo. Given the many not-so-obvious calculations that Project processes at every turn , you shouldn't skip the cautions in this book.
Cross-references point you to specific sections within other chapters so that you can get more information that's related to the topic you're reading about. Here is what a cross-reference looks like:
To learn more about working with project plans, see Chapter 2, "Learning the Basics of Microsoft Project," p. 29 .
At the end of many of the chapters, a "Troubleshooting" section highlights anticipated problems you might have and provides possible solutions. The problem is stated in italic type, and the answer or solution follows .
In addition to the special features that help you find the information you need, this book uses some special conventions to make it easier to read:
This book uses some special typeface conventions to help you understand what you're reading:
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