What is your project trying to indicate?

Did you know that your project schedule can tell you alot about its progress and status?  When used correctly, Microsoft Project Professional will send all information to Microsoft Project Server and allow you to view everything you need to know about your project (or group of projects) in a glance. The many colors and shapes Read more about What is your project trying to indicate?[…]

Microsoft Project Trivia: Manually Recalculate a Project

A default setting in Microsoft Project causes the software to automatically recalculate the project whenever the user takes an action that would cause any type of schedule changes. You can see this option at the bottom of the Schedule page in the Project Options dialog in Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013, as shown in the Read more about Microsoft Project Trivia: Manually Recalculate a Project[…]

Disable Change Highlighting in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013

Background One of the powerful new features introduced in Microsoft Project 2007, and continued in the 2010 and 2013 versions, is known as Change Highlighting. Whenever you make a schedule change to a project, such as changing the Duration value for a task, Microsoft Project applies light blue cell background formatting to highlight the Duration, Read more about Disable Change Highlighting in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Determine If AutoFilter is Applied

I learned something new about Microsoft Project 2013 when I was conducting a training class recently for two of our new team members at EPMA. During class, we applied AutoFilter on the Resource Names column so that we could filter for the tasks assigned to two resources. I then asked my students how Microsoft Project Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Determine If AutoFilter is Applied[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Creating a New Summary Task

In Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, there are actually two different methods for creating a summary task. The first method is the one used in all previous versions of the software, while the second method is a new feature introduced in Microsoft Project 2010. To create a summary task using the first method, complete the Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Creating a New Summary Task[…]

Add Frequently Used Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar

Background When I first started using Microsoft Project 2010 over 5 years ago, I struggled with the new Ribbon feature. In the 2010 version of the software, Microsoft replaced the familiar menus and toolbars with the new Ribbon feature because their software developers were running out of space using the existing menus and toolbars. I Read more about Add Frequently Used Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar[…]