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Views: Working with schedule details the way you want
The Format Bar Styles button is an example of a dialog box launcher . Unlike the
Assign Resources dialog box you saw earlier, you must close the Bar Styles dialog box
before you can perform other actions outside of this dialog box.
Click Cancel to close the Bar Styles dialog box.
There are other ways of accessing commands in Project, but what you’ve seen in this
exercise covers most command interfaces in Project.
TIP Keyboard shortcuts are supported throughout Project. To see the keyboard
shortcuts for the available commands, press the Alt key. Other keyboard shortcuts,
such as Project’s multilevel undo (Ctrl+Z) are generally available at all times.
Next, you’ll change the active view and other details you work with in Project.
Views: Working with schedule details the
way you want
The working space in Project is called a view. Project includes many types of views. Some
examples of views include tables with graphics, tables with timescales, just tables, charts
and diagrams, and forms. With some views, you can filter, sort, or group data, as well as
customize what types of data is displayed. You can use and customize the views that come
with Project as well as create your own.
Project contains dozens of views, but you normally work with just one view (or sometimes
two) at a time. You use views to enter, edit, analyze, and display your project information.
The default view—the one you see when you create a new plan—is the Gantt with Timeline
In general, views focus on task, resource, or assignment details. The Gantt Chart view, for
example, lists task details in a table on the left side of the view and graphically represents
each task as a bar in the chart on the right side of the view. The Gantt Chart view is a
common way to represent a schedule. This type of view is also useful for entering and
fine-tuning task details and for analyzing your project.