Copying Customized Elements

No matter which type of element you copy, the procedure is the same. You choose a source file that contains the element you want to copy, choose a destination file into which you want to copy the element, and then copy the element.

Follow these steps to copy an element from a project to the global template:

1 Open the project that contains the element you want to copy.

2 Click Tools, Organizer to open the Organizer dialog box (see Figure 25-30).

Figure 25-30. Copy customized elements between projects and templates, or rename and delete existing elements.

3 Click the tab for the type of element you want to copy.

4 In the <Element> Available In box on the right side of the dialog box, click the project that contains the element you want to copy.

<Element> stands for the name of the current tab.

5 Click the name of the element you want to copy from the list of elements on the right h side of the dialog box.

a ee 6 Click Copy. If an element with the same name already exists in the global template,

2 Project asks you to confirm that you want to replace the element in the global tem-

^ plate. Click Yes to replace the element in the global template with the one from the source project.

To copy the element with a different name, click Rename and then type a new name. To copy an element between two projects, do the following:

1 Open both the source and destination projects.

2 Click Tools, Organizer to open the Organizer dialog box.

3 Click the tab for the type of element you want to copy.

4 In the <Element> Available In box on the right side of the dialog box, click the source project.

5 In the <Element> Available In box on the left side of the dialog box, click the destination project.

6 Click the name of the element you want to copy from the list of elements on the right side of the dialog box.

7 Click Copy. If an element with the same name already exists in the destination, Microsoft Project asks you to confirm that you want to replace the element in the destination project. Click Yes to replace the element in the destination project with the one from the source project.

To copy the element with a different name, click No. Then click Rename and enter a new name.

Caution You can't rename some built-in elements. In addition, you can't rename fields in the Organizer. You must change field names in the Customize Fields dialog box.

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