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Microsoft Project 2013 - Level 3

Self-taught course


Microsoft Project 2013 - Level 3 aims to take the learner to more advanced levels of Microsoft Project. It covers a diverse range of topics including working simultaneously on multiple projects, sharing resources between several projects, downsizing very large projects, using templates, and automating operations with VBA

Target audience

Anyone who wants to know more about the functionality of Microsoft Project 2013.


Microsoft Project 2013 - Level 3 assumes a good understanding of creating projects, scheduling, and over allocation problem-solving. It is also necessary to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment especially in regards to file management and file handling.

Topics covered

Microsoft Project Reports

  • Understanding Project Reports
  • How Reports Work
  • Running A Report
  • Formatting Chart Objects
  • Manipulating Report Data
  • Filtering Report Data
  • Cloning An Existing Report
  • Creating A New Report
  • Enhancing Report Appearance
  • Making Reports Global
  • Removing Unwanted Reports

Project Templates

  • Understanding Project Templates
  • Examining The Templates
  • Saving A Project As A Template
  • Using A Custom Project Template
  • Specifying The Personal Templates Folder
  • Using The Personal Template Folder
  • Modifying A Template
  • Understanding The Global Template
  • Organising The Global Template
  • Applying A Newly Organised Item
  • Removing Items From The Global Template

Microsoft Project Files

  • Opening A Project 2007 File
  • Moving A Project’s Start Date
  • Working With Multiple Files
  • Hiding Open Files

Linking and Combining Projects

  • Understanding Linked Projects
  • Combining Projects
  • Viewing A Combined Project
  • Printing From A Combined Project
  • Setting A Combined Project Start Date
  • Changing Data In A Combined Project
  • Saving And Closing A Combined Project
  • Using Only The Combined Project File
  • Using Only Subproject Files
  • Inserting Subprojects
  • Breaking Subproject Links
  • Creating A Read Only Subproject
  • Inserting Task Lines
  • Creating A Summary Milestone

Shared Resources

  • Understanding Resource Sharing
  • Creating A Common Resource Pool
  • Linking To An External Pool
  • Linking A New Project File To The Pool
  • Assigning Resources From The Pool
  • Working With Shared Resources
  • Checking For Resource Links
  • Managing Shared Resources
  • Opening Shared Resource Projects
  • Opening The Resource Pool Only
  • Assembling A Resource Master
  • Working With A Resource Master

Downsizing Larger Projects

  • Understanding Project Downsizing
  • Creating The Resource File
  • Creating Smaller Projects
  • Linking Subprojects To Resources
  • Preparing For The Master Project
  • Creating The Downsized Master File
  • Setting Project Links
  • Finalising The Master

Other Applications

  • Understanding Working With Applications
  • Copying A Gantt Chart Image
  • Copying Table Data
  • Copying To Microsoft Excel
  • Linking To Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting To Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting To Excel Using A Map
  • Using Visual Reports

Microsoft Project VBA

  • Understanding Microsoft Project VBA
  • Accessing The Developer Tab
  • Recording A Macro
  • Running A Macro
  • Editing A Macro
  • Running An Edited Macro
  • Localising A Macro
  • Running A Localised Macros

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • run and modify standard reports as well as create your own custom reports
  • work with and create project templates
  • work with and understand Microsoft Project project files
  • work with and link multiple projects in Microsoft Project
  • create shared resources for use amongst multiple projects
  • downsize large project files into more managable entities
  • export project data to other applications
  • create VBA macros to automate operations in a project file

Watsonia workbook with 76 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here


Approximately 10 hours

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