Reporting Commonalities

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All reports in Project have certain common characteristics. For example, you can print any report or you can review the report on-screen.

Project organizes reports into categories of reports that are related to the same subject; for example, all the cost reports fall into the Costs category.

Follow these steps to display the reports that are available in a particular category:

1. Choose View O Reports to open the Reports dialog box, as shown in Figure 13-1.

2. Click the category of report that you want.

3. Click Select. Project displays the reports that are available in that category.

4. Select a report.

In This Chapter

Reporting commonalities

Looking at the big picture

Generating reports on costs

Producing reports on time

Making reports on work assignments

Presenting reports on workloads

Figure 13-1: Select a report category from the Reports dialog box.

Note As you read through this chapter and see the reports that are available in each category, you can use the Edit button in the Reports dialog box to change the information that appears on the report. You can also use the Edit button to customize the report, which I discuss near the end of this chapter.

5. Click Select. Project displays the report on-screen in Print Preview mode, as shown in Figure 13-2.

Use the scroll arrows on the toolbar at the top of the screen to move around the report. The Zoom button enlarges the image so that you can read the report's content on-screen. Or, if you prefer, click the portion of the report that you want to enlarge—the shape of the mouse pointer indicates that it will zoom in on the area that you click. To zoom out again, click the Full Page button or click again on the report. To display more than one page at a time, click the Multiple Pages button.

If you decide to print the report, you can review the page settings first. Click the Page Setup button to display the Page Setup dialog box, as shown in Figure 13-3.

- Cross- Chapter 6 describes the tabs of the Page Setup dialog box.

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Zoom button Full page button Scroll arrows Multiple pages button

Zoom button Full page button Scroll arrows Multiple pages button

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Figure 13-2: A report in Print Preview mode.

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Figure 13-2: A report in Print Preview mode.

Figure 13-3: The Page Setup dialog box.

To print a report, click the Print button. Project displays the Print dialog box, as shown in Figure 13-4. Alternatively, you can return to Project by clicking the Close button.

Figure 13-4: In the Print dialog box, select a print range for the report.
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