Using Custom Fields

In Chapter 7, you read about outline codes, which are custom fields in Project. In previous versions of Project, you've had the ability to store custom data in a project file. However, you haven't been able to manipulate that data. Starting in Project 2000, custom fields enable you to create pick lists to use to ensure accurate data entry, create formulas to perform calculations on custom data, and insert icons that indicate graphically that a field contains custom data.

Tip Consider customizing fields to help create standardization within your organiza tion. If all projects in your organization use the same standards, you avoid prob* lems when projects are merged, consolidated, or moved into Project Server.

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