Scroll to a Task in Project

Project can be used for small projects, large projects, and connected projects (two or more Project files). Regardless of the size, it can be annoying to try to find the exact position of a task in the task views. You know what task you are looking for, since you see it in the Task Name … Continue reading Scroll to a Task in Project

Highlight the date in Project

If you are unsure about changing the format of certain parts in Project, it can be stressful, especially if you are worried you might mess something else up in the process. One of the parts that can be hard to see in Project is the line for today’s date. Changing the color of the line … Continue reading Highlight the date in Project

Three Ways to Mark Tasks as Completed – Project

 Marking tasks as completed is an important part of keeping up with progress during a project. More than likely, Project Managers are not on job sites 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thus, the Project Manager may update the Project file, or someone else might, and everyone has different ideas about what is … Continue reading Three Ways to Mark Tasks as Completed – Project

Project – From MS Project to Professional Project Management Concepts and Theory

Managing a project can involve keeping many balls in the air at one time. Luckily, Mission Critical Training has the classes to get you the skills you need to keep your projects – simple or complex – running smoothly. If you are new to managing any kind of project, Microsoft’s Project application is a great … Continue reading Project – From MS Project to Professional Project Management Concepts and Theory

MS Project: Add Tasks to Timeline

Microsoft Project is a very robust program that allows you to view different views simultaneously, but one of the most popular added views is the Timeline. Typically, the timeline is added above whatever view is already showing, which is typically the Gantt Chart view, and can be easily turned on by following these steps: Click … Continue reading MS Project: Add Tasks to Timeline

Scheduling Calendar Days in MS Project

Normally, when we schedule work in a Project file, it is done on business day. This is common due to the fact that most companies have at least two days off each week. These days are typically Saturdays and Sundays in the business world, but business days can vary based on which part of the … Continue reading Scheduling Calendar Days in MS Project

Add the “Current Date” Line or Change the Color

Add the “Current Date” Line or Change the Color Typically, a current date line is part of the Gantt chart, but sometimes it is not obvious, as it might look like a dotted vertical line. If this is the case, you can add or change the line to be more noticeable to anyone looking at … Continue reading Add the “Current Date” Line or Change the Color

Highlight the date in Project

Is the color of the vertical line for today’s date in your project too hard to see? Change the color of that line in Project to something more visible by using the following steps: In Gantt Chart view, click the Gantt Chart Tools tab, and then the Gridlines command drop-down menu, located in the Format … Continue reading Highlight the date in Project