O'Reilly logo

In the Trenches with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 by Elaine J. Marmel

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Using Custom Fields

Custom fields are one of Project’s most powerful features—using them, you can track, view, and report on a wide variety of information that Project stores but either doesn’t make visible to you by default or doesn’t present in quite the way you want. When would you use a custom field? You can use custom fields, for example, when you want to:

  • Create lists from which to select values to ensure accurate data entry,

  • Store additional data about a task or resource,

  • Create formulas to perform calculations on data, and

  • Insert icons that present information graphically.

In 7, for example, I present an example of creating a resource-oriented custom field to track budget resource information. Before you dive in and start defining custom fields, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required