Microsoft Office Project 2003 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office Project 2003 - Foundation

SECTION 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Project 2003?

What is a Project?

Why use Project 2003?

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.2: Meeting Project

Opening Microsoft Project 2003

Interface Overview

Using Task Panes

Using Menus and Toolbars

About Dialog Boxes

Closing Microsoft Project 2003

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.3: Using Project

Menu Overview

Using the Standard Toolbar

Using the Formatting Toolbar

Using the Project Guide

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.4: Managing Project Files

Opening Project Files

Saving Project Files for the First Time

Re-Saving A Project File

Switching Between Open Projects

Closing Project Files

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.5: Getting Help in Project

Using the Help Menu

Using the Help Task Pane

Using Help Topics

Using the Office Assistant

Configuring the Office Assistant

Using the Type a Question Box

Getting Help in a Dialog Box

Practice Exercise

Section 1: Review Questions

SECTION 2: Starting a Project

Lesson 2.1: Creating a Project

Planning Your Project

Creating a Project

Entering Project Information

Setting Working Time

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.2: Creating Tasks

Entering New Tasks

Changing a Task's Duration

Moving a Task

Inserting a Task

Deleting a Task

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.3: Editing Tasks

Opening the Task Information Dialog

Task Types

Setting Milestones

Creating Recurring Tasks

Creating Subtasks

Creating Summary Tasks

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.4: Setting Constraints

Types of Constraints

Creating a Constraint

Setting Task Deadlines

Constraints vs. Deadlines

Practice Exercise

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: Scheduling a Project

Lesson 3.1: Creating the Project Calendar

Calendar Types

Setting up the Calendar

Creating a New Calendar

Changing Calendar Views

Adjusting the Timescale

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.2: Setting a Project's Baseline

Baseline Basics

Saving a Baseline

Viewing a Baseline

Clearing a Baseline

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.3: Setting a Project's Interim Plan

Setting an Interim Plan

Viewing an Interim Plan

Clearing an Interim Plan

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.4: Setting a Project's Critical Path

What is the Critical Path?

How Does Project Determine the Critical Path?

Viewing the Critical Path

Shortening the Critical Path

Practice Exercise

Section 3: Review Questions

SECTION 4: Printing and Viewing a Project

Lesson 4.1: Printing and Viewing a Project

Checking Spelling in a Project

Selecting Text

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting

Using Undo and Redo

Inserting Page Breaks

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.2: Changing Your View

Using Zoom

Using the View Bar

Using Basic Views

Using Advanced Views

Using the Find Dialog

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.3: Using Page Setup

Setting Page Options

Setting Margins

Setting Headers

Setting Footers

Modifying the Legend

Changing View Settings

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.4: Printing a Project

Opening Print Preview

Using Print Preview

Using Print Commands

Using the Print Dialog

Using the Project Guide for Printing Wizard

Practice Exercise

Section 4: Review Questions