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Chapter 7: Formatting and sharing your plan
sharing your plan
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Customize a Gantt chart view.
▪ Customize the Timeline view.
▪ Customize a report.
▪ Copy snapshots of views and reports to another application.
▪ Print views and reports.
Project provides a number of ways to change how your data appears when you need to
copy or print a plan.
In some respects, a Microsoft Project 2013 plan is really a database of information, not
unlike a Microsoft Access database file. You don’t normally see all the data in a plan at one
time. Instead, you focus on the aspect of the plan you’re currently interested in viewing.
Views and reports are the most common ways to observe or print a plan’s data. In both
cases, you can substantially format the data to meet your needs.
In previous chapters, you used views to capture and visualize schedule details. Another
means of visualizing your schedule is the Reports feature. Project 2013 has greatly
enhanced reports. You can create graphical reports within Project rather than exporting
the Project data to another program. You can include colorful charts and images as well
as tables in your reports. Project includes many reports you can use as-is or customize,
or you can create your own unique report. You can print reports or copy them to other
TIP This chapter introduces you to some of the simpler view and report formatting features
in Project. You’ll find more material about formatting, printing, and sharing your plans
in Chapter 13, “Organizing project details,” Chapter 17, “Applying advanced formatting
and printing,” Chapter 18, “Advanced report formatting,” and Appendix C, “Collaborating:
Project, SharePoint, and PWA.”