File Tab, New Command
Using Existing Template
Depending upon the existing formal and informal Task planning related policies, procedures and guidelines your company has in place will depend on the use of Schedule templates that are available for you to leverage and use at this time. If you are lucky enough to have a scheduling methodology in place then it is common to have a schedule template to support the methodology.This is the big definer when it comes to demonstrating your organizations project management maturity level.So let’s go ahead and see what template alternatives the project manager has available within Microsoft® Project 2010.
To access existing templates click on the Ribbon File tab, sometimes referred to as the Backstage. Then click on the New tab.The Available Templates is now displayed.
Create Template from a blank project
From the Available Templates dialog box, select the Blank project and then click on the Create button in the bottom right hand corner of the dialog box.
The next template type is My templates that you have developed and stored.To access the My Templates click on the File tab, then the New tab.
Click the My Template button. At the New templates dialog box select the Personal templates tab a then select the template that you need.
Click OK or press the Enter key.
New from existing - Project
At the New from Existing Project dialog box navigate to the required schedule (.mpp).On clicking on the file, notice how the Open button changes to Create New.
Subsequently as the project manager / scheduler goes to Save the schedule after changes have been made to it the project manager will be prompted to Save it to a different File Name.