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Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Changing Tables

Views like the Gantt Chart and Task Usage come with a table of information—each column is a Project field. Sometimes, the table is the view like the Resource Sheet. Either way, Project comes with several built-in tables like Entry and Cost that contain frequently used collections of fields. Like most elements in Project, you can change tables to suit your needs.

You can easily swap the table you see in a view, for instance, to switch from a summary to a table that shows performance compared to the baseline. But you can also change the columns in a table, temporarily adding columns to correct a problem, or permanently adding, removing, and rearranging columns to reflect how you work. Going a step further, the column width, row height, and a few other options are customizable so you can make a table look exactly the way you want.

Switching the Table in a View

Project offers two ways to swap out a table in a view. To choose any existing table, the More Views dialog box is the place to go. For tables on the Table menu, there's a shortcut.

To change the table, use one of these methods:

  • Fast method. Right-click the Select All box at the intersection of the row and column headings (above the first ID cell), and then, on the shortcut menu, choose the table you want. If the table isn't on the menu, choose More Tables to open the More Tables dialog box.

  • Never-fails method. Choose View → Table → MoreTables. In the More Tables dialog box, double-click the table name. The More Tables ...

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