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Note that if you want the Field Type option of grouping by assignment
rather than by resource or task, you must first select the Group
Assignments, Not Tasks check box to make that field available to you.
Otherwise the Field Type of Task or Resource appears by default.
7. If you want to add another sorting criteria, click a row titled Then By,
and make choices for the Field Name, Field Type, and Order columns.
8. If you want the new group to be shown in the list when you click
the Group box on the Formatting toolbar, select the Show in Menu
9. Depending on the field name you’ve chosen, you can make settings
for the font, cell background, and pattern to format your group.
For example, the font and color of each duration group heading in Figure
10-5 was determined by making choices from these three lists.
10. If you want to define intervals for the groups to be organized in, click
the Define Group Intervals button.
This displays the Define Group Interval dialog box; use the settings here
to set a starting time and an interval. For example, if the Group By
criterion is Standard Rate and you select a Group Interval of 10.00, groupings
would be in $10 intervals (those making 0–$10 an hour in one grouping,
those making $11–$20 in another, and so on).
11. Click OK to save the new group and then click Apply to apply the
group to your plan.
If you want to make changes to an existing predefined group, apply the group
and then choose Project
Customize Group By. This takes you to
the Customize Group By dialog box for that group. This dialog box — whose
options are identical to the Group Definition dialog box — allows you to edit
all those settings for an existing group.
Figuring Out What’s Driving Your Project
With all the things going on in a project — perhaps hundreds of tasks,
thousands of dependencies, calendars, and so on — it can be hard to see why
your project plan has turned out the way it has. Three new features in Project
2007 can help you to see what’s driving your project and make those
allimportant tweaks before you finalize your project plan:
Task Drivers is a powerful feature that tells you what is driving the
timing of tasks in your project.
Multiple Undo allows you to try out different approaches and then
undo several changes in a row (in previous versions of Project, you
could undo only the last action).