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Project 2003 Basic Course

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The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Starting and Exiting Project
  • Identifying the Parts of the Project Window
  • Using the Task Pane
  • Using the Standard Toolbar
  • Using the Project Guide
  • Creating a New Project
  • Creating a Project from a Template
  • Opening a Project
  • Saving a Project


  • Using the View Bar
  • Using Combination Views
  • Setting the Default View
  • Sorting Information in a View
  • Grouping Information in a View
  • Filtering Information in a View
  • Using the Gantt Chart Wizard
  • Displaying and Hiding the Project Summary Task

Setting Up the Project

  • Working with the Critical Path
  • Setting Up Project Properties
  • Scheduling from a Start or Finish Date
  • Setting Up the Project Calendar
  • Identifying the Parts of the Task Sheet
  • Adding Tasks and Durations to the Project
  • Adding a Resource


  • Changing the Task Type
  • Creating a Recurring Task
  • Outlining Tasks
  • Editing the Task List
  • Linking Tasks
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Creating Milestones
  • Setting Deadlines

Resources and Costs

  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Viewing Resource Availability
  • Changing the Booking Type for a Resource
  • Changing the Resource Type
  • Changing the Work Schedule for a Work Resource
  • Assigning Costs to Resources
  • Entering Fixed Costs
  • Viewing Costs


  • Saving a Baseline Plan for the Project
  • Saving a Baseline Plan for Selected Tasks
  • Setting Up Tracking
  • Using the Tracking Gantt View
  • Using the Tracking Toolbar
  • Updating Project Progress
  • Entering Actual Work Complete
  • Rescheduling Uncompleted Work

Reporting and Output

  • Printing a Report
  • Creating a Custom Report
  • Sending a Project by E-mail
  • Printing the Current View
  • Using the Copy Picture to Office Wizard
  • Saving Information as a Web Page
  • Exporting Project Information to Another File Format

Getting Help

  • Using the Type a Question for Help Box
  • Using the Project Help Task Pane
  • Using the Office Assistant
  • Changing the Office Assistant
  • Hiding and Turning Off the Assistant
  • Getting Help from Office Online
  • Printing a Help Topic