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October 2020

Online Microsoft Office Training

Online Microsoft Office Training

We design and deliver bespoke Microsoft Office training courses tailored to your requirements. We can cover any version from Office 2010 to the latest 2019 release (including Office 365), depending on which is used in your organisation.

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On Site Microsoft Office Training

on-site Microsoft Office Training

We design and deliver bespoke Microsoft Office training courses tailored to your requirements. We can cover any version from Office 2010 to the latest 2019 release (including Office 365), depending on which is used in your organisation.

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Using the Details View in Microsoft Project

Written by Jane Hames

With the Details View in Project, you can easily move between tasks and resources, viewing details about them. I find that this is a huge time saver as I don’t need to switch views as the details can be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Here are some examples of the type of information you can view:

The resource graph:

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Remaining resource availability:

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Task dependencies:

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Work:

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There are various view combinations you can display and here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the view you want. For details about individual tasks, I use the Gantt or Tracking Gantt. For details about individual resources, I use the Resource Sheet.
  2. From the View tab on the ribbon, tick the Details view box.
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  4. Click the drop down list to select the type of information you want to see in the bottom half of the Project window.
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  6. In the bottom half of the Project window, you can right click to see more options for the information you want to display.

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It’s really worth having an experiment with this. You might find it saves having to switch between views, tables and filters so often. Let me know what you think, and if you would like to learn more about project please do contact to us to discuss how we can help you and your organisation.

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Written by Jane Hames

With the Details View in Project, you can easily move between tasks and resources, viewing details about them. I find that this is a huge time saver as I don’t need to switch views as the details can be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Here are some examples of the type of information you can view:

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Create a recurring milestone in Microsoft Project

Written by Jane Hames

If you are a Microsoft Project user, you might be using recurring tasks to add monthly stakeholder events or other regular activities. It’s useful to remember that recurring tasks, don’t actually have to be tasks with durations, resources and costs.

I have found recurring tasks useful when I’ve needed to create regular reminders rather than full-on tasks. Here’s what you can do to create a recurring milestone in Microsoft Project:

  1. On a task table, click on the row you want to add a recurring milestone to.
  2. From the Task tab, click on the arrow below the task button.
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  4. Select Recurring task.
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  6. Add the milestone name and enter the duration as zero. Entering zero, will make it a milestone.
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  8. Double click on an individual milestone to rename it or make other changes to that occurrence.

If you would like to learn how to build schedules and reports in Project or find out about Microsoft Office in general please do get in touch.

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Written by Jane Hames

If you are a Microsoft Project user, you might be using recurring tasks to add monthly stakeholder events or other regular activities. It’s useful to remember that recurring tasks, don’t actually have to be tasks with durations, resources and costs.

Read more on Create a recurring milestone in Microsoft Project…