To save a Project file for the first time, choose FileOSave or click the Save tool on the Standard toolbar. In the Save As dialog box, specify the name of the file, where to save the file, and what format you want to use, as shown in Figure 3-14.
Tip Project 2003, Project, 2002, and Project 2000 share the same file format - for example, you can open Project 2003 files in Project 2000.
The format of Project 2003 files is the same as that of Project 2002 and Project 2000 files, but the format of these versions is different from the format of Project 98 files. You can, however, save Project 2003 files as Project 98 files. You even can set Project 2003's default save format to that of Project 98 files. See Chapter 20 for more information.
In the File name box, type a name for the file. Click the arrow at the right edge of the Save in list box to display a hierarchy of your computer's drive and directory organization. Click the Up One Level tool to move up one level in that hierarchy. Or, select one of the Save in choices (for example, History, My Documents, Desktop, Favorites, or Web Folders) to select a folder in which to save the file. To place this project file in a new folder, navigate to the drive or folder in which you want Project to store the new folder and then use the Create New Folder tool.
Note After you save a project for the first time, you can simply click the Save button to save the file; Project doesn't display this dialog box. If you want to change a setting or save the file with a new name, choose FileoSave As to display this dialog box again.
By default, Project saves files in Project 2003 format with the extension .mpp. To save a file in a different format, such as a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) or a Project 98 file (also .mpp), you can select that format in the Save as type drop-down list. After you enter a name for your file and designate its location and type, click Save to save the file.
Tip Clicking the ODBC button enables you to export the entire project or only selected
\ data to an ODBC database.
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