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Figure 15-2:
Sort by up to
criteria in
2. In the Sort By list, select a criterion.
3. Select either Ascending (to sort from lowest to highest) or Descending
(to sort from highest to lowest).
With a date field, the sorting order would be soonest to latest and latest
to soonest, respectively; with a text field, alphabetical would be the
4. (Optional) If you want a second criterion, click the first Then By box
and make a selection.
For example, if you choose to sort first by Cost and then by Type, tasks
are sorted from least expensive to most expensive, and then (within
each cost level) by type (Fixed Duration, Fixed Units, and Fixed Work).
5. (Optional) If you want to add a third criterion, click the second Then
By box and make a selection.
6. Click Sort.
To return to your original task order, choose Project
By ID. Tasks
are now back in task ID number order, which is Project’s standard sorting
Chapter 10 deals with how you create and apply filters in Project. Now is a
good time to call on your knowledge of those features. Especially in larger
projects, where it’s not always easy to scan hundreds of tasks and notice
which are running late or over budget, filters can home in on exactly where
your trouble lies.
You can choose to have tasks that don’t meet filter criteria removed from
your display or simply highlight tasks that meet the criteria on-screen.
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