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Creating a Ribbon Tab in MS Project

Ever since the 2010 version, Microsoft Project has “the ribbon” – a new kind of menu that is contextual and can be changed to meet users’ needs. This article describes how you can create a ribbon that exactly suits you. As an extra bonus, I’ll also describe how you can share your new Ribbon with…

Demystifying Custom Reports (Part 2)

As we found in Part 1 Demystifying Custom Reports, of learning to design custom reports in MS Project is a bit like falling down a rabbit hole, akin to what Alice experienced in the Lewis Carroll-written adventures, but as we are about to find out, learning to produce custom charts in MS Project is more like…

What is a Baseline?

A baseline, as traditionally defined, is a value or condition against which future measurements can be compared. Within the context of project management, these values and conditions are the project’s scope, cost and schedule. A project baseline can be thought of as a “snapshot” of a project’s initial condition, just before work begins. Baselines are…

The Power of Right-Clicking in Microsoft Project 2013

I recently taught a Microsoft Project 2013 Advanced class to a wonderful group of students. During the class, I suddenly realized how many times I had asked my students to right-click on something in the software to access a shortcut menu. Often times, the fastest way to perform a procedure is to right-click and select…

Quick Access Toolbar for Easy Navigation in Microsoft Project

I recently delivered a webcast to MPUG members in which I referenced my Quick Access Toolbar sample. I find it extremely helpful for better navigation and resource management with Microsoft Project 2010. My Quick Access Toolbar will allow you to start your own standard toolbar, which you can share with your entire organization. Just send…

Webinar NY: Harnessing the Power of New Features of MS 2010

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Dale Howard, noted author, speaker, and Microsoft Project MVP, will present Harnessing the Power…

Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally: The Ribbon

My favorite new feature is the Ribbon. Features that used to be hidden in a series of multi-step menus are now visible and organized by Tabs, which are easy-to-understand categories. Within each Tab are Group divisions to further organize features. Popular functions are represented by big icons, and features that used to be challenging are…

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