Microsoft Office Project 2010 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office Project 2010 - Foundation



Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Microsoft Office Project 2010?

What is a Project?

Why Use Project 2010?

What's New in Project 2010?


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Lesson 1.2: Meeting Project

Opening Project

Interface Overview

Interacting with Project

Understanding Gantt Chart View

Getting Started with

Closing Project


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Lesson 1.3: Managing Project Files

Saving Files

Opening Files

Using the Recent List

Switching Between Open Projects

Closing Files


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Lesson 1.4: Creating a Project

Planning Your Project

Creating a Project

Entering Project Information

Setting Working Time

Entering Tasks

Entering Resources


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Lesson 1.5: Creating Tasks

Splitting Tasks into Phases

Linking Tasks

Moving a Task

Inserting a Task

Deleting a Task


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Lesson 1.6: Getting Help in Project

Opening Help

Using the Help Screen

The Help Toolbar

Searching for Help

Online Help vs. Offline Help

Using the Table of Contents

Getting Help in a Dialog Box


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Using and Customizing the Project Interface

Lesson 2.1: Getting Acquainted

Using the File (Backstage) Menu

Using the Status Bar

Using Right-Click Menus

Using the Mini Toolbar

Using Dialog Boxes

Keyboard Shortcuts


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Lesson 2.2: The Quick Access Toolbar

About the Toolbar

Adding and Removing Buttons

Moving the Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing the Toolbar


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Lesson 2.3: Tabs and Groups

About Tabs

About Groups

About Option Buttons

Minimizing the Ribbon


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Lesson 2.4: Customizing the Ribbon

Getting Started

Adding or Removing Tabs

Arranging Tabs and Groups

Creating New Tabs and Groups

Customizing Group Commands

Resetting all Customizations


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: The Project Tabs

Lesson 3.1: The Task Tab

View Commands

Clipboard Commands

Font Commands

Schedule Commands

Tasks Commands

Insert Commands

Properties Commands

Editing Commands


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Lesson 3.2: The Resource Tab

View Commands

Assignments Commands

Insert Commands

Properties Commands

Level Commands


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Lesson 3.3: The Project Tab

Insert Commands

Properties Commands

Schedule Commands

Status Commands

Reports Commands

Proofing Commands


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Lesson 3.4: The View Tab

Task Views Commands

Resource Views Commands

Data Commands

Zoom Commands

Split View Commands

Window Commands

Macros Commands


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Lesson 3.5: Contextual Tabs, Part One

Developer Tab

Gantt Chart Tools Tab

Calendar Tools Tab

Network Diagram Tools Tab

Task Usage Tools Tab

Task Sheet Tools Tab

Task Form Tools Tab


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Lesson 3.6: Contextual Tabs, Part Two

Resource Usage Tools Tab

Resource Sheet Tools Tab

Resource Graph Tools Tab

Resource Form Tools Tab

Team Planner Tools Tab

Timeline Tools Tab


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Creating a Basic Project

Lesson 4.1: Creating a Project

Creating a Blank Project

Creating a Project from Local Templates

Creating a Project from Online Templates

Creating a Project from an Existing Project

Creating a Project from an Excel Workbook


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Lesson 4.2: Working with Tasks

A Checklist of Basic Project Information

Using Cut, Copy, and Paste

Using Drag and Drop

Using AutoFill to Create and Edit Tasks

Choosing Automatic or Manual Scheduling

About Change Highlighting

Clearing Task Information


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Lesson 4.3: Adding Advanced Task Information

Opening the Task Information Dialog

Understanding the Task Information Dialog

Choosing the Task Type

Choosing the Task Calendar

Choosing View Options


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Lesson 4.4: Creating Milestones, Constraints, and Deadlines

Setting Milestones

Types of Constraints

Creating a Constraint

Setting Task Deadlines

Constraints versus Deadlines


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Lesson 4.5: Working with Tasks, Part One

Assigning Resources to Tasks

Removing or Replacing Resource Assignments

Linking Tasks

Unlinking Tasks


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Lesson 4.6: Working with Tasks, Part Two

Creating Recurring Tasks

Splitting Tasks

Using Lag Time and Lead Time

Marking a Task as Inactive


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Updating and Polishing Your Project

Lesson 5.1: Updating the Project

Updating Work Completed

Marking a Task as On Track

Using the Update Task Dialog

Rescheduling Tasks

Updating a Project as a Whole

Running the Task Inspector


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Lesson 5.2: Basic Editing Tasks

Using Undo and Redo

Checking Spelling

Using Find and Replace

Adding a Drawing

Formatting a Drawing


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Lesson 5.3: Formatting Text

Changing Font Face and Size

Changing Font Color

Adding Text Effects

Changing the Cell Background Color

Using the Font Dialog

Using the Format Painter


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Lesson 5.4: Formatting the Gantt Chart

Changing Text Appearance Globally

Changing Text Alignment and Wrapping

Formatting Gridlines

Choosing a Chart Layout and Style

Formatting Individual Bars and Bar Types

Showing and Hiding Gantt Chart Elements


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Printing and Viewing a Project

Lesson 6.1: Arranging Windows

Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore

Creating a New Window

Arranging Windows

Hiding and Unhiding Windows

Splitting a Window


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Lesson 6.2: Changing How You View Data

Sorting Data

Filtering Data

Highlighting Data

Grouping Data

Outlining Data


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Lesson 6.3: Changing Your View Scope

Viewing the Entire Project

Viewing Selected Tasks

Using Zoom

Choosing the Timescale

Formatting the Timescale


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Lesson 6.4: Finishing Your Project

Saving a Project as PDF or XPS

Print Commands

Setting Print Options

Using Page Setup

Using Print Preview

E-mailing a Project


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Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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