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    HELP (2002)

    My project is 43 pages! i dont need it to show every week or whatever, i need to cut it down big time, help? not sure what to do i am new to this program

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    Re: HELP (2002)

    For starters, you can make it show only the higher-level tasks (summary tasks) if you don't need to see all of the details. Project-> Outline gives you a whole set of options to do this. Also, you could just show the milestones, which is an option under Project -> Filtered for. Same operation to just show Critical Path.
    In my case, my Microsoft Project file is quite large also. I keep all of the detail for when I need it (sometimes I might need to dig in to see why resource X has too much work to do in October), but I always collapse it selectively for sending to others or printing. By collapsing it selectively, only expand the part that the other person has to see. Finally, I've laid out my project with all of the detailed tasks and will do this until I get a baseline (to see where our end date is). But, I don't think it's possible for me to update all of the tasks on a regular basis (I've got well over 1000 tasks), so I am tracking the project based only on a bunch of milestones I've inserted.

    In other words, Microsoft Project can keep the details, but hide them when it is too much. Good luck!
    Hope this helps,
    PaulaG

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    Re: HELP (2002)

    Another option is to double click on the gantt calendar view (right side of the screen) on top of the months and change the major and minor axis's. You could set it the axis's to year and quarter or year and month as opposed to the Monday and week (or day) standard to reduce the view. This will also reduce your number of pages.

    HTH
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    Gary
    (It's been a while!)

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    Re: HELP (2002)

    ok these all helped, thanks guys <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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