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Using Views and Tables
Microsoft Project uses the word view as a means to describe views that display task or resource information. In most circumstances, a view will have a table of data that defines the columns you work with (e.g. task name, start, finish, and predecessor). You access these views via the view tab and selecting icons located in the task views and resource views sections.
There are two other types of views called the timeline and reports.
To access task views:
- Click the View tab and then select any icon in the task views section, like Gantt chart, Calendar, and Network diagram.
To access resource views:
- Click the View tab and then select any icon in the resource views section, like Team Planner and Resource Sheet.
To access the timeline:
- Click the View tab and then select the Gantt chart icon.
- Click the View tab once more and select the Timeline checkbox.
- You can add tasks to the timeline by right-clicking a task and selecting add to timeline.
To access reports:
- Click the Report tab, then select any report you wish to see.
- Reports take up a lot of real estate, so if you want to see them full screen, click the View tab, then de-select the timeline and details checkboxes.
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