Inserting visual objects

To insert an object into a header, footer, or legend, choose FileOPage Setup and click the appropriate tab. Use the Insert Picture button to open a dialog box that enables you to select a picture file to insert. For task notes, double-click the task to open the Task Information dialog box, select the Notes tab, and use the Insert Object button to insert a file.

Suppose that you have an Excel worksheet that provides information that you need for a budgeting task. You can insert a graphic object that shows the worksheet data on the Notes tab of the Task Information dialog box for the budgeting task. Follow these steps to insert the graphic object of worksheet data:

1. Double-click the task with which you want to associate the worksheet.

2. Click the Notes tab.

3. Click the Insert Object button. The Insert Object dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8-34.

Figure 8-34: Select the file that you want to associate with a task.

4. Select the Create from File option.

5. Click the Browse button to select the worksheet.

6. Click the OK button. The worksheet information appears as a graphic on the Notes tab, as shown in Figure 8-35.

Task Information Q

General | Predecessors | Resources j Advanced Notes | Custom Fields Name; I DetBtnrne budget Duration: [3d -rj r Estimated Notes:_

Task Information Q

General | Predecessors | Resources j Advanced Notes | Custom Fields Name; I DetBtnrne budget Duration: [3d -rj r Estimated Notes:_

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Mu nth

Budget

A

•January

S 1.052.04

February

51,082.66

; March

91,076.84

April

Si ,063.10

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May

S 2,357.20

June

S 1,433.94

July

51,156.36

August

51,266.62

Septembe

51,052.04

October

51.062.66

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Figure 8-35: The information in the file appears as a graphic object on the Notes tab of the Task Information dialog box.

Instead, suppose that you want to see a chart of the information on the Notes tab. Logically, you create the chart in the worksheet and then use the preceding steps — but you get the entire worksheet, both numbers and chart. To place just the chart on the Notes tab, follow these steps:

1. Select the chart in Excel, and click the Copy button to copy the chart to the clipboard.

2. Switch to Project.

3. Open the Task Information dialog box for the appropriate task.

4. Click the Notes tab.

5. Right-click in the area where the note would appear, and from the submenu that appears, click Paste. The chart alone appears on the Notes tab, as shown in Figure 8-36.

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Figure 8-36: You can copy any image that you place on the Windows clipboard into Project.

Tip You can place any image directly on the Gantt Chart. Don't open the Task

Information dialog box. Instead, copy the image to the clipboard and, after you * switch to Project, click the Paste button.

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