Tables are simply sets of columns, containing fields from the project’s database. There are tables for task-based and resource-based views. As well as inserting (or hiding) table columns directly, a table can also be directly edited within the Microsoft Project table library.
If you are using Microsoft Project 2003/2007, to achieve this:
1. From the View menu, choose Table, then choose More Tables:
TIP: Keep frequently used tables in the menu; less frequently used ones within the table library.
Often, an additional column is needed to show specific information. If you are using Microsoft Project 2013/2010, an alternative approach to editing a Microsoft Project table is as follows:
To add a column to the current table:
1. Click on the column header Add New Column (to the right of the column list).
2. Type the letter ‘T’ (to just list fields starting with T).
3. Select Text1 as below:
4. Repeat steps (1) and (2) to add the Text2 field to the current table.
5. Repeat steps (1) and (2) to add the Indicators field to the current table.
Columns can also be deleted from tables.
1. Click on an unwanted column.
2. On the Format tab, in the Columns group, click Hide Column from the Column Settings drop down:
TIP: Changes made to table columns are saved with the project document and can be shared with other projects using the Organizer tool.
Looking for a bit more detail?
In addition, References C1.1 and F2.1 of Project Mentor will tell you all you need to know about the subject discussed above.
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