There are two categories of customizable fields: task fields and resource fields.
In each of these categories, you can do the following:
- Rename the custom fields permanently so that the new name appears wherever the field name appears.
- Add a value to a custom field.
- Add a formula to a customer field.
- Designate graphic indicators to appear in a custom field in place of the data.(Daley, 2011, p. 120).
Adding a field of text type
Project has dedicated predefined fields for the user to customize in a variety of ways. All the fields are accessible on the Project tab, Custom Fields (Daley, 2011, p. 119).
- Right click a column heading and simply select Insert Column.
- Then simply type the name of your field
A field of text type will be added to your view. In this case we have added a field called 'New column' which has been allocated to Text 7.
To create custom fields of other types, for example date or duration go to Project Tab >> Custom fields.
Creating custom fields - referencesDaley, S. 2011. Microsoft Project 2010 in Depth, Pearson Education, Inc. p.120.
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