Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Graphics can add visual information or just plain make your plan look nicer.
You can insert graphics in your project file by using three methods. You can
Cut and paste a graphic from another file. A graphic you cut and paste
essentially can’t be edited by you in Project.
Insert a link to an existing graphics file. Linking keeps your Project file
Embed a graphic. Embedding lets you edit the graphic’s contents in
Project, using the tools of an image program such as Paint.
You can’t add graphics willy-nilly, however. You can add graphics in only a
few places: the chart pane of any Gantt Chart view; a task note; a resource
note; or a header, footer, or legend used in reports or printouts of views.
For example, you may put pictures of resources in the resource note field so
that you can remember who’s who. Or you may include a photo of your
corporate headquarters in the header of your report.
Remember, graphics swell the size of your Project file like a sponge in a pail
of water. If you’re thinking of using a lot of graphics, be sure they don’t
detract from the main information in your printouts. Or, try linking to them
instead of inserting them in the file.
Follow these steps to insert a graphic in your Gantt chart, using object
linking and embedding:
1. Display Gantt Chart view.
2. Choose Insert
The Insert Object dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 16-10.