Creating a New Microsoft Project File as an Embedded Object

You can create a new Microsoft Project file as an embedded object in another application. In this case, the object exists only within the target application. To create a new Microsoft Project file within another application, follow these steps:

Open the target application and the file in which you want to create a new Microsoft Project file as an embedded object.

Select the location in which you want the new Microsoft Project object to be embedded. Click Insert, Object.

In the dialog box, click the Create New option or tab.

Scroll through the list and click Microsoft Project Document (see Figure 16-10).

Figure 16-10. Use the Insert Object dialog box to create a Microsoft Project file as an embedded object.

Figure 16-10. Use the Insert Object dialog box to create a Microsoft Project file as an embedded object.

If you want the embedded project to be displayed as an icon in the target application rather than showing as a Gantt Chart or other view, select the Display As Icon check box. Click OK.

Part of a view of the new project file appears (see Figure 16-11).

Figure 16-11. The new project is embedded in Word.

If you selected the Display As Icon check box, the embedded project file appears as the Microsoft Project icon (by default) in the selected location.

8 Double-click the new project to add information to it on the spot.

Working with the Embedded Microsoft Project File 3

Whenever you want to work with the embedded project file, just double-click the object. a

Microsoft Project launches and the embedded project file appears. You can use Microsoft o

Project as normal, switching views, applying tables and filters, changing data, running calculations, and so on.

For information about embedding a Microsoft Project file in Excel, see "Embedding Between Microsoft Project and Excel" on page 510.

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