Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Making Your Project Look Good
In This Chapter
Changing the look of taskbars
Formatting Network Diagram task boxes
Modifying the layout of a view
Changing the gridlines in a view
Adding graphics to your project
An old chestnut would have you believe clothes make the man. Well, in
the same spirit, sometimes the look of your schedule makes the project.
Having a project that looks good serves two purposes. One, it impresses
people with your professionalism (sometimes to the point where they’ll
overlook a little cost overrun); second, it allows people looking at your project
both on-screen and on hard copy to easily make out what the different boxes,
bars, and lines indicate.
Project uses default formatting that’s pretty good in most cases. However,
if you have certain company standards for reporting — say, representing
baseline data in yellow and actual data in blue, or more frequent gridlines
to help your nearsighted CEO read Project reports more easily — Project
has you covered.
Whatever you need, Project provides tremendous flexibility in formatting
various elements in your plan.
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Microsoft has decided to capitulate to the artist in all of us by allowing you to
modify shapes, colors, patterns, and other graphic elements in your Project
plans. This gives you great flexibility in determining how your plan looks.