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Initial title for sub-projects RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I add in a sub-project to a higher-level file, the title used for that sub-project seems to be the original title the file was saved as, but we have lots of plans that have been created from the same source, so it can be difficult to make sure which is which if you are adding lots at the same time.

    I can't find where this original title is held - I tried blanking out 'title' in the properties for the .mpp file, but it still comes up with the original name... not the end of the world, but confuses the hell out of my users...

    Bob

    Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:22 PM

Answers

  • As Project User suggests the project title can be found and edited in the Project Summary Task if it is displayed (which is always quite a nice option to employ), if it is not displayed you can also edit the title of the Project in the File>Properties dialog box. This dialog box can also show you what the "parent" template for your project plan was if you used one as the basis for the project plan.

    I would reccomend that you always provide values in some of the sections in the Summary Tab of the Properties dialog box - namely

    • Title
    • Manager
    • Company
    • Comments

    In the comments section you can provide a basic description of the projects aims and objectives along with any budget or target completion date information to "headline" the project

    The comments will appear in the notes field of the Project Summary task, the title, manager and company values will also appear in the "Header" of most of the Standard Reports available from the Reports menu


    Dominic Moss MAPM Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Wellingtone Ltd - Your Project Management Partner - Certified Microsoft Partner Specialising in EPM/PPM - Corporate Members of the Association for Project Management [APM] - Members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation [REC] www.wellingtone.co.uk http://www.wellingtone.co.uk/blog Subscribe to The Wellingtone Project Management Newsletter Join the thousands of project management professionals who receive practical, straight forward advice, templates, tips and expert articles every month.
    Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:59 PM
  • It is the name of the Project Summary Task. To display and change the project summary task name, apply the following command sequence in Project 2007: Tools | Options > Options dialog box | View | [x] Show project summary task

    I hope this is what you are looking for...

    Regards.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:39 PM

All replies

  • It is the name of the Project Summary Task. To display and change the project summary task name, apply the following command sequence in Project 2007: Tools | Options > Options dialog box | View | [x] Show project summary task

    I hope this is what you are looking for...

    Regards.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:39 PM
  • As Project User suggests the project title can be found and edited in the Project Summary Task if it is displayed (which is always quite a nice option to employ), if it is not displayed you can also edit the title of the Project in the File>Properties dialog box. This dialog box can also show you what the "parent" template for your project plan was if you used one as the basis for the project plan.

    I would reccomend that you always provide values in some of the sections in the Summary Tab of the Properties dialog box - namely

    • Title
    • Manager
    • Company
    • Comments

    In the comments section you can provide a basic description of the projects aims and objectives along with any budget or target completion date information to "headline" the project

    The comments will appear in the notes field of the Project Summary task, the title, manager and company values will also appear in the "Header" of most of the Standard Reports available from the Reports menu


    Dominic Moss MAPM Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Wellingtone Ltd - Your Project Management Partner - Certified Microsoft Partner Specialising in EPM/PPM - Corporate Members of the Association for Project Management [APM] - Members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation [REC] www.wellingtone.co.uk http://www.wellingtone.co.uk/blog Subscribe to The Wellingtone Project Management Newsletter Join the thousands of project management professionals who receive practical, straight forward advice, templates, tips and expert articles every month.
    Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:59 PM
  • The name shown is the project title.  This is held in the dialogue shown by File / Information or file / info / project information / advanced properties (in 2010).  In here are the Title, Manager, Company etc information.

    Note that as soon as the project has been inserted into the master plan the master you can't change what is shown in the master plan by changing the contents of this dialogue (though you can over type in the master plan).  If you want to change it in this dialogue and then have that change show in the master plan you will need to remove the plan from the master, change the dialogue and then re-insert it into the master.

    Hope that helps

    Miles

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:47 PM