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Formatting tables in a report
to what tasks). With reports, however, you can’t directly change your plan’s data. You can’t
add or delete tasks or change resource assignments, for example. What reports excel at is
giving you more options for discovering and sharing key aspects of your plan in formats
that are visually compelling. What’s more, you can customize reports to include just the
information you want, presented the way you want.
TIP Project includes a set of instructional tools designed as reports. On the Report tab, in
the View Reports group, click Getting Started and then click the report you want. You’ll also
find more information about reports in Project’s online help. Click the Help button (which
looks like a question mark) in the upper-right corner of the Project window, and in the Help
Search box, type Create a Project report .
Reports can contain two main elements: tables and charts. In addition, reports can include
other elements such as text boxes, images (such as photographs), and shapes. In this
chapter, you will format and customize both table and chart elements, and create a custom
report that includes a mix of elements.
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.”
Formatting tables in a report
As with views, tables in reports use Project field labels as column headings and display field
values in the rows. The field labels (such as Duration ) and values (such as 20 days ) are the
same labels and values you see in views and dialog boxes throughout Project. In fact, many
of the tables included in reports are similar to tables found in views, such as the Entry table.
When you select any table in a report, the Field List pane appears. In this pane, you control
what fields are included in the selected table. In the Field List pane, you can also apply
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