Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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I’m one of those people who need instant gratification. One of the first things
I ask about learning to use any new software product is, “What’s in it for me?”
Until now, I’ve told you about the type of information you have to put into
Project: information about tasks, task dependencies, and resources. But isn’t
it about time you got something back from Project? Of course it is.
You finally reached one of the big payoffs for entering all that information:
reporting. After you enter your information, Project offers a wealth of
reporting options to help you view your project and communicate your progress to
your project team, clients, and management.
You can generate predesigned reports based on information in your schedule
or simply print any of the views you can display in Project. Project 2007 offers
a set of Basic Reports and Visual Reports. (You must have the Microsoft .NET
Framework installed in order to use Visual Reports, which is free and
downloadable from www.microsoft.com/downloads.) Figures 1-5 and 1-6 show
you just two of the reporting options available in Project.