Have you wanted to display clearly the top tier of your Project Work Breakdown Structure for reporting purposes?
Within the project hierarchy, one table row can be used to summarise the entire project schedule. This can be achieved quickly and easily within Microsoft Project.
If you are using Microsoft Project 2003/2007, to display the Project Summary Task:
1. Select Options from the Tools menu and then select the View tab.
2. Within the ‘Outline options’ section of the dialog, select the ‘Show project summary task’ check box, then confirm with OK.
3. This displays the project’s title as entered in the ‘File Properties’ dialog box, ‘Summary’ tab.
TIP: The project summary task is identified by a grey bar style and it has an ID of 0.
If you are using Microsoft Project 2013/2010, to display the Project Summary Task:
1. On the Format tab, in the Show/Hide group, click the Project Summary Task check box.
2. This displays the project’s title as entered in the Project Properties dialog box, Summary tab. (Info tab of Backstage view).
TIP: The Project Summary Task totalises project information.
Looking for a bit more detail?
In addition, Reference B3.1 of Project Mentor will tell you all you need to know about the subject discussed above.
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