Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
As with any other business document, your goal in formatting text should be
readability. Remember, in addition to dealing with neat columns of data, you
also may be dealing with labels of dates or resource names wedged alongside
taskbars in the chart pane. Keep the following points in mind when
formatting Project text:
Font: Choose simple sans serif fonts, such as Arial.
If you’re publishing your project on the Web, consider using Verdana,
which is a font created for readability online.
Color: Will the printout be in color or black and white? Will the use of
too many colors become confusing for the reader? Will certain colors,
such as yellow, be difficult to read?
Font size: Use a font size that is readable, without making it so big that
the taskbar labels become too crowded.
Effects: Avoid text effects that can make some text difficult to read (such
as bold, italic, or underlining). Use such effects only to call attention to a
few elements of your project.
To edit report text, just follow these steps:
The Reports dialog box appears.
2. Click a report category and then click Select.
3. In the Reports category dialog box that appears, click the specific
report that you want to generate.
4. Click Edit.
The specific report dialog box opens. With some reports, the Text Styles
dialog box opens at this point because there are no other settings you
can change in those reports. If this happens, skip Step 5 and proceed
with Step 6.
5. Click the Text button.
The Text Styles dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 16-13.
6. In the Item to Change box, click the item that you want to format.
7. Make your selections in the Font, Font Style, Size, or Color fields.
8. If you want to format another item, select it in the Item to Change box
and repeat Step 7.
9. When you’re finished, click OK.
10. To view the report in preview, click Select.
1. Choose Report
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