Microsoft Project 2010 Changes - Column Management
Changing a Column name or title
Given that a Company or Project eam does not like the way Microsoft have named a column, this is now not a problem.
An existing column can now be quickly renamed by right clicking on its title and typing a different column name. Customizing a column is easy.
At the Field Settings dialog box within the Title: window change the name of the title. By default the Field name: will be displayed as the title if Title: is left blank.
Update the Align title: as necessary.
Click or check off the Heading Text Wrapping box as necessary.
Click OK or press the Enter key when complete.
Column heading functionality - AutoFilter
To manage data in columns to support reporting Microsoft® Project 2010 has introduced the functionality enjoyed by other Microsoft® Office desktop products.
From the Ribbon View tab click on the Filter: window down arrow in the Data group.
The filter pick list will be displayed.
Click on the Display AutoFilter command.
The down arrows in the right hand corner of each column header activates the AutoFilter pick list for each column.
Microsoft® Project 2010 is able to determine the type of data associated with each Field and sets up the filter pick list accordingly.
The data can be sorted in both sequences using -
Sort A to Z or Sort Z to A
AutoFilter Group by
AutoFilter by Specific data values
How can I tell if AutoFilter is Active?
AutoFilter the last word
So when all that does not work, there is this. Develop a filter.
Within the pick list select the Filters command. That will display another list. Here is Equals.., Does not Equal.., Contains…, Does not contain…, - simple selection options.
However, if compound selection (And, OR) is needed click on the Custom… option.
Here the selection can be made more granular. If this two level And / OR is sufficient click OK.
The Filter can also be saved for future use. Also if the two level selections is insufficient click the Save… button to open a standard filter dialog box that will support multi-level data selection.
Click OK or press the Enter key when finished.