Managing Project Files

Opening Project Files Saving Files

863 Saving and Opening with Different File

869 Formats

Safeguarding Your Project Files

872 874

It's a very basic concept: When you save a project file, you're ensuring that it'll be there when you need to open and work on it again. In a nutshell, managing project files involves saving, finding, and opening your project files. The majority of the time, that's all there is to it. But you can't open a file if you can't find it. You want to be sure you know where you put your files; if you're at a loss, you need to know the best techniques for searching for and finding them quickly.

You also want to guard against data loss in the event of a system crash by saving your file often enough and having a recent backup file handy. Another safeguard is password protection. These are all aspects of sound file management, which are covered in this chapter.

After you save a project, you can open it again and continue working. You can open a file stored on your own computer or on a network drive. If you're working in an enterprise environment, you can open your project file from the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003.

You can open many different types of files in Microsoft Office Project 2003, including database, spreadsheet, or text files.

You can open files from your local machine as well as from a network drive. If you're running Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003, you can also open a project file from a project stored in the Project Server 2003 database.

Opening a Project from Your Local Computer or a Network Drive

To open a project from your local computer or a network drive, do the following: 1 On the Standard toolbar, click Open.

The Open dialog box appears with your default folder selected (see Figure 29-1).

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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