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Customize Project: View and Report Your Way

Microsoft Project comes with a rich set of tables and report as comprehensive as these features are, individual users often have specialized viewing and reporting needs. Customization will go a long way towards meeting these needs:

    Problem   Solution
    • Project standard fields don’t provide for data specific to your company or project
      Custom user-defined fields
    • You want to see what data is stored in your custom fields or standard tables display too much information
      Custom tables
    • Standard views do not display all the information you want to see at one time
      Custom views
    • You want to focus on specific types of data in your project file
      Custom filters
    • Standard reports do not include all the information you need
      Custom reports
    • Standard imports and exports do not include all the information you need
      Custom maps

CustomizationProcess There is a certain amount of interdependency between the different types of custom objects. So, for example, if you wan to add custom data to a table, you will need to first create an appropriate custom field. Similarly, if you want to restrict the kind of data you export to another application, you may need to develop a custom filter, perhaps using one of the custom fields you have defined. Getting the customized results you want does require paying attention to a few details, the results will go a long way towards letting you have Project information your way! I have written a small OneNote notebook on various aspects of customization. If you have OneNote 2007 you can open the notebook in OneNote. The file also includes a pdf of the notes and a small demonstration Project 2003 project plan. If you have Winzip or another file de-compression utility, download notes.zip. Otherwise download the self-extracting file notes.exe