Creating a New Project File in Excel

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

1 Open the Excel file in which you want to create a new Microsoft Project file as an embedded object.

2 Select the location where you want the new Microsoft Project object to be embedded.

3 Click Insert, Object.

4 In the dialog box, click the Create New tab.

5 In the Object Type box, click Microsoft Project Document (see Figure 17-10).

Figure 17-10. Use the Insert Object dialog box to create a Microsoft Project file as an embedded object.

6 If you want the embedded project to be displayed as an icon in Excel, rather than ® showing a part of the Gantt Chart or other view, select the Display As Icon check box. ®

7 Click OK.

Part of a view of the new project file appears.

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.

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