Now included with Microsoft Office, Project 2003 is the world's leading project management tool. With extensive help resources and printing assistance, Project 2003 enables users to organize and track tasks and resources efficiently to keep projects on time and within budget.If you want to realize the immense potential of Microsoft Project 2003 and harness the many features and functionality of this powerful tool, you need Project 2003 Personal Trainer. It includes everything you want to know about Project 2003--and then plenty more. It's the most complete and engaging tutorial available for Microsoft Project.As part of O'Reilly's new Personal Trainer Series, this book is based on content from CustomGuide (www.customguide.com), a leading provider of computer training materials that fly in the face of traditional, dry course materials that bore users to tears. CustomGuide is dedicated to delivering courseware, quick references, software bulletins, and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use.And this book is no exception to their rule. Project 2003 Personal Trainer lets you, whatever your technical expertise (or lack thereof), learn exactly what you need to know--at your own pace. Unlike many consumer software tutorials that dumb down (and dull up) the material or make it exceptionally technical and confusing, this book is written in a style that you'll find entertaining, easy to follow, and most of all, clear and informative.Beginning with the fundamentals of planning and managing a project with Microsoft Project 2003, the book then includes sections on:
working with the task list
managing costs, timelines, and available resources
using the project database
viewing and updating a project
handling multiple projects
The fully illustrated Project 2003 Personal Trainer features dozens of time-saving, task-oriented lessons, includes detailed diagrams, and comes with a fully interactive CD tutorial to guide your learning--everything you need to become a Project pro.
As part of our new Personal Trainer Series, this book is based on content from CustomGuide (www.customguide.com), a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use. They must be onto something, because CustomGuide has quickly become a leading provider of computer training materials. Although CustomGuide has grown, the founders continue to have the same vision, drive, and commitment.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.Genevieve d'Entremont was the production editor and copyeditor for Project 2003 Personal Trainer. Sarah Sherman proofread the book. Sanders Kleinfeld and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Julie Hawks wrote the index.The cover image of the comic book hero is an original illustration by Brian Kong.Emma Colby designed and produced the cover of this book with Adobe InDesign CS and Photoshop CS. The typefaces used on the cover are Base Twelve, designedby Zuzana Licko and issued by Emigre, Inc., and JY Comic Pro, issued by AGFA Monotype.Melanie Wang designed the interior layout. Karen Montgomery designed the CD label. This book was converted by Keith Fahlgren to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The typefaces are Minion, designed by Robert Slimbach and issued by Adobe Systems; Base Twelve and Base Nine; JY Comic Pro;and TheSansMono Condensed, designed by Luc(as) de Groot and issued by LucasFonts.The technical illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash, using Macromedia FreeHand MX andAdobe Photoshop CS.