Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 17: Applying advanced formatting and printing
formatting and printing
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
▪ Customize a Gantt chart view.
▪ Format a Timeline view.
▪ Adjust details shown in nodes of a Network Diagram view.
▪ Add additional bar types to a Calendar view.
▪ Adjust printing options, and generate a PDF or XPS snapshot of views.
This chapter introduces you to some of the more advanced formatting features in
Microsoft Project 2013. A well-formatted plan can be valuable when communicating
details to resources, customers, and other stakeholders. Some of the formatting capabilities
in Project are similar to those of a style-based word processor, such as Microsoft Word,
in which defining a style once affects all content in the document to which that style has
been applied. In Project, you can use styles to change the appearance of a specific type of
Gantt bar, such as a summary bar, throughout a plan. Other formatting options introduced
in this chapter focus on direct formatting of tasks and formatting some of the more
commonly used views. In this chapter, you’ll apply some of Project’s more advanced formatting
features to views.
PRACTICE FILES Before you can complete the exercises in this chapter, you need to copy
the book’s practice files to your computer. A complete list of practice files is provided in
“Download the practice files” at the beginning of this topic. For each exercise that has a
practice file, simply browse to where you saved the book’s practice file folder.
IMPORTANT If you are running Project Professional with Project Web App/Project Server, take
care not to save any of the practice files you work with in this topic to Project Web App (PWA). For
more information, see Appendix C, “Collaborating: Project, SharePoint, and PWA.”