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8. If you want to enter a qualifier, such as a dollar amount, click the
entry box above the column headings and then type the amount at
the end of the filter definition.
For example, if you choose Cost for the field name and Equals for the
test, you might enter the number 5000 at the end of the definition in the
entry box.
9. If you want to add another condition, choose And or Or from the
And/Or column, and then make choices for the next set of Field Name,
Test, and Value(s) boxes.
Note that you can cut and paste rows of settings you’ve made to
rearrange them in the list, or use the Copy Row or Delete Row button to
perform those actions for filters with several lines of criteria.
10. If you want the new filter to be shown in the list when you click the
Filter box on the Formatting toolbar, select the Show in Menu check box.
11. Click OK to save the new filter and then click Apply to apply the filter
to your plan.
You can click the Organizer button in the More Filters dialog box to copy
filters you’ve created in one Project file to another file.
Hanging Out in Groups
Remember those groups you used to hang out with in high school? (I’m sure
you were part of the cool group!) Groups helped you see the underlying order of
your adolescent hierarchy. Project lets you group things, too. The Group feature
essentially allows you to organize information by certain criteria. For example,
you can use the Group feature if you want to see resources organized by work
group, or you might organize tasks by their duration, shortest to longest.
Organizing tasks or resources in this way may help you spot a potential
problem in your project: for example, if you find that the majority of your
resources at project startup are unskilled or that most of the tasks at the end
of your project are on the critical path. Like filters, groups come predefined
or you can create custom groups.
Applying predefined groups
Predefined groups are quick and easy to apply and cover a host of common
requirements in projects. Follow these steps to apply a predefined group
structure to your project:
1. Display either a resource view (such as Resource Sheet view) to group
resources, or a task view (such as Gantt Chart view) to group tasks.
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