Jazzing Up Headers Footers and Legends with Graphics Project Management Help

You can insert a graphic file as a static picture in Headers, Footers and Legends. This is  a similar process to copying and pasting a picture into these areas. In this example, we will use the Gantt Chart view, but this process works in most views.

1. Open Project and go to a Gantt Chart view. Select File > Page Setup. The Page Setup dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 19.47.
2. Click the Header, Footer, or Legend tab.
3. Click the Left, Center, or Right tab.
4. Click in the text box and then click the Insert Picture icon, or right-click and select Picture from-the shortcut menu. ,
5. In the folder list, open the folder that contains the picture you want.
6. Select the picture you want then click Insert to close the dialog box and insert’ the picture

Size a picture by selecting the picture and dragging its border. Move a picture by selecting the picture and dragging it.

You can cut or copy a picture from any Microsoft Windows program and paste it into a Microsoft Project header, footer, or legend. Once copied, you can paste the picture before, between, or after existing header, footer, or legend text.

1. Open the application that contains your picture. Select and copy the image.
2. In Project, select File > Page Setup to open the Page Setup dialog box .
3. Click the Header, Footer, or Legend tab.
4. Click the ‘Left, Center, or Right tab.
5. Click in the text boxand paste. t”he image from the. C” lipboard to embed the image

Improving Headers and Footers of Reports With Graphics

You can insert a graphic file in the header or footer of a report using Insert Picture; or copy and .paste. To insert a picture from a file, follow these steps:

1. Select View > Reports to open the Report dialog box. Select the category and report you want to open in Print Preview .
2. Click the Page Setup button to open the Page Setup dialog box, shown in  Figure 19:48
3. Click the Header or Footer”tab~ : ..
4. Click the’ Left, Center, or Right tab ..
5.. Click in the text box and the’u’ click the Insert Picture icon, or right-click and select Picture from the shortcut menu.
6. In folder list, open the folder that contains the picture you want.
7. Select the picture you want then click Insert

To insert-a picture using copy and paste, select the picture in the source application and copy it to the Clipboard. Follow Steps 1-4 to move to the area of the report where you want to paste the image. Choose Edit> Paste, or right-click and choose Paste from the shortcut menu to paste the image from the Clipboard.

Copying and Pasting Data and Objects from Project

You ca~ copy and paste existing Project information, even an entire view, into a file created in another program by including the information as an object. You can either embed or link Project objects in Excel worksheets. Project data cannot be embedded or linked in applications such as Word. You can copy data to paste as an object or convert to an external format from any Microsoft Project view

Embedding and Linking Project Data in Excel

To embed or link project data into an Excel Worksheet, follow these steps:

1. Open Project. Select the view that contains data to be embedded or linked in an Excel workbook.’ –
2. Select the data and copy it.
3. Switch to Excel and choose Edit> Paste Special.
4. In the Paste Special dialog box, choose Paste to embed the object or Paste Link to dynamically link the object.

Figure 19.49 shows a Project Gantt Chart embedded in an Excel worksheet.

Project views can be

Project views can be

Copying a Project View into Another Application

You can copy information as a static picture from any active Microsoft Project view and paste it into any program capable of displaying graphics as images. You can also save the picture in a Web-compatible file format. You can copy a picture of the entire view, or select and copy a portion of any view except the Relationship Diagram, Task Form, and Resource Form views. Pictures of Gantt Charts often find-their way into project summaries created in Word. To include a Project view in a document created in another application, select the data you want to include in your picture and copy the data to the Clipboard. To include all visible portions of the view, choose Edit >- Copy Picture from the menu to display the Copy Picture dialog box, shown in Figure 19.50.

Specify how you want you image rendered:

• To copy the information as displayed on a screen with all formatting intact, choose For Screen.
• To copy.the information as it would be printed, choose For Printer.
• To copy the-information as a GIF to use in a Web page, choose To GIF Image File, and specify the path and file name

Use the Copy Picture

Use the Copy Picture

To copy information for a range of dates other than those currently displayed in the timescale, type or select starting and ending dates in the From and To boxes. When you selected a format and range, click OK if you clicked For Screen or For Printer, switch to the program into which you want to paste the Microsoft Project information, and then paste the picture using the program’s Paste command,

Copying Microsoft Project Cells

You can copy task or resource text in Microsoft Project and paste it into another program. When copying cells, ‘copy the field information’ from the table portion of a view. You can also copy the text Qfa task note, resource note, or assignment note.

Select the fields you what to copy and then click the Copy button, or choose Edit :> Copy Cell from the menu, Open the destination document and select the area where you will insert the cells, and then paste the information into the application.

What’s Next

You designed, implemented, managed, viewed, and reported on You project, and you know all the ways and places you can move data for analysis. “Closing a Project,” you’ll use these reporting and exporting skills and some new strategies and methods to close your project .

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Importing and Exporting Project Data

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