Special Features in This Book

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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.

Visual Aids

Notes, tips, cautions , and other visual aids give you useful information. The following are descriptions of these elements.


New features that are introduced in Microsoft Project 2003 are flagged with an icon in the margin.


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 .


Best Practice tips will help you learn the ins and outs of effective project management. These tips are related to the project management process recommended by the Project Management Institute. These tips will help you along with the responsibilities of managing projects both with and without software.

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 .

Keyboard Conventions

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:



Key combinations

Key combinations are joined with the plus sign (+). For example, Alt+F means hold down the Alt key, press the F key, and then release both keys.

Menu commands

A comma is used to separate the parts of a pull-down menu command. For example, "choose File, New" means to open the File menu and select the New option.

Special-purpose keys

These keys are referred to by the text that actually appears on them on a standard 101-key keyboard (for example, press Esc, press F1, press Enter).

Formatting Conventions

This book uses some special typeface conventions to help you understand what you're reading:




Italics indicates new terms. It also indicates placeholders in commands and addresses.


This typeface is used for onscreen messages and commands. It also indicates addresses on the Internet and filenames.

Bold monospace

Bold monospace indicates text that you type.

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Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2003
Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Project 2003
ISBN: 0789730723
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 283
Authors: Tim Pyron

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