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Project 2013 For Dummies by Nancy Muir, Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 13

Making the Project Look Good

In This Chapter

arrow Formatting the Gantt chart

arrow Formatting Network Diagram task boxes

arrow Dressing up task boxes

arrow Modifying the layout of a view

arrow Changing the gridlines in a view

arrow Adding graphics to the project

arrow Creating a custom field

You may know the saying “Clothes make the man.” Well, in the same spirit, sometimes the look of the schedule makes the project. Having a project that looks good serves two purposes: It impresses people with your professionalism (sometimes to the point that they’ll overlook a little cost overrun), and people can look at the project on the screen and on hard copy to easily discern the different boxes, bars, and lines.

Project uses default formatting that’s helpful in most cases. However, if you have certain company standards ...

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