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March, 2009

  • Microsoft Project 2010

    Gridlines Galore

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    You may know you can update the formatting of the current gridlines you see in Project, but did you also know that you can add additional gridlines? While in the Gantt chart, go to Format - Gridlines and you can see in the list of "Lines to Change" everything that you can format. To get the line to show up, just set Type to something besides blank. I wanted to callout a few useful lines that aren't on by default:

    - Project Start, Project Finish, and Status Date: This is especially helpful in large projects to help keep track of where you are in it.

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    This gives you:

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    - Gantt Rows: This draws a line between each gantt bar and helps with readability. If you draw a line between each gantt bar, this gets a bit overwhelming so I recommend setting the interval to 3 like this:

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    This gives you:

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    This is especially helpful for large print-outs.

  • Microsoft Project 2010

    More Conference News

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    New this year! The Project Conference team has received a tremendous amount of interest from others to present content at Project Conference 2009. In response, we are formally offering you an opportunity to contribute to and present content at Project Conference 2009.  We encourage everyone to utilize the content submission form at https://pc2009cfc.dynamiceventsreg.com to propose content ideas and speakers.  Time is limited so act now!

     

    Additionally, for all you Facebook users, we now have a conference event - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=69039984055 Make sure to check it out to see who all is planning on attending.

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