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Project 2007 loses Header/Footer Info when saving in Projectserver RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    can anybody see the same problem? 

    If I edit info to the Footer/Header fields and the project is saved as mpp, the info is saved. If the project is saved as a server project, the information is lost after reopening the project.

    so, maybe this is an effect whern saving project at the server, however I hope there is a possibility to ensure this entries are saved on the server too, hopefully ;)

    Any idea?

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:40 AM

Answers

  • Peter --
     
    In Microsoft Project 2010, the software stores all of the default views in the Global.mpt file, which is located on each user�??s hard drive.  Default views include the Gantt Chart, Tracking Gantt, Resource Sheet, Task Usage, etc.  Enterprise views are stored in the Project Server database in the Enterprise Global file, and include only one default enterprise view, the Enterprise Gantt Chart view.  As you already know, the Project Server administrator can create additional enterprise custom views and store them in the Enterprise global as well.
     
    Users can edit any of the default views stored in the Global.mpt files, as these views are personal views.  This means they can edit the headers and footers of views in enterprise projects, and have the changes remain.  Users CANNOT modify enterprise views, however, and have those changes remain, which is what you have already figured out.
     
    If you try editing the headers and footers of the Gantt Chart view, you will see that the changes remain after you close and reopen the enterprise project.  But if you try to edit the headers and footers of the Enterprise Gantt Chart, the changes will not remain after you close the reopen the file.  What you are seeing is the default behavior of the software, and is not a bug.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:15 PM
    Moderator

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  • Peter --
     
    I cannot duplicate your problem.  I just tried two experiments to see if I could duplicate what you see.  First, I opened an existing enterprise project, edited the headers and footers, saved and close the project, and then reopened it.  The headers and footers were still there.  Second, I imported an existing MPP file using the Import Project Wizard.  In this file, I had edited the headers and footers.  After importing the MPP file, I noted that the headers and footers were still present.
     
    The behavior you are describing sounds like you have edited headers and footers in a local View, such as the Gantt Chart view, that also happens to be an enterprise View.  In this case, the enterprise View formatting would wipe out your local View formatting.  By the way, your Project Server administrator should NOT add local views to the Enterprise Global file, making them enterprise Views.  This leads to all kinds of problems, such as a nasty warning message every time you open an enterprise project.  Do you see a warning message whenever you open an enterprise project?  If so, let us know, as that might lead us to the solution to your problem.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:51 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Dale ...

    I don't use local views stored in global.mpt. I get the problem only when storing projects on the server and reopen them. So, I am the admin ;)

    Tried out different enterprise views, same problem.

    The warning only occurs when changes in the enterprise global are made, that seems normal.


    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:54 PM
  • Peter --
     
    In an enterprise project, you can only edit the header and footer in local Views, such as the Gantt Chart view or Resource Sheet view, and have the changes remain after closing and reopening the project.  If you open a project and attempt to edit the headers and footers in an enterprise View, such as the Enterprise Gantt Chart view, the changes disappear when you close and reopen the project.  Does that answer the question?  Let us know and we will try to help.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:59 PM
    Moderator
  • Dale ---

    Thanks for this, I thought all projectinformation is stored if I save on the server. It seems like these infos are stored in the local views? Not in database fields?

    ??? So the users should use a local view to save the header/footer informations edited???

    Indeed I am confused a little

    Tried out local and enterprise views, footer info is not saved.



    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:07 PM
  • detected the reason:

    when open an enterprise project, the default view is a resource view. I don' t know why, indeed the footer/header info is saved in that view!

    Changing the default view to another enterprise view does not work (in the enterprise global)!

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 3:12 PM
  • Peter --
     
    In Microsoft Project 2010, the software stores all of the default views in the Global.mpt file, which is located on each user�??s hard drive.  Default views include the Gantt Chart, Tracking Gantt, Resource Sheet, Task Usage, etc.  Enterprise views are stored in the Project Server database in the Enterprise Global file, and include only one default enterprise view, the Enterprise Gantt Chart view.  As you already know, the Project Server administrator can create additional enterprise custom views and store them in the Enterprise global as well.
     
    Users can edit any of the default views stored in the Global.mpt files, as these views are personal views.  This means they can edit the headers and footers of views in enterprise projects, and have the changes remain.  Users CANNOT modify enterprise views, however, and have those changes remain, which is what you have already figured out.
     
    If you try editing the headers and footers of the Gantt Chart view, you will see that the changes remain after you close and reopen the enterprise project.  But if you try to edit the headers and footers of the Enterprise Gantt Chart, the changes will not remain after you close the reopen the file.  What you are seeing is the default behavior of the software, and is not a bug.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Dale ----

    Thanks for the info, I can imagine this behavior is wanted ;)

    I could reproduce it fully.

    So what I did to fix the problem on my own computer (the other user didn't have that issue):

    When I changed the default view for project that change wasn't saved, I don't know why. Deleting the global.mpt forces project to create a new global.mpt in the users directory, so I did this and all the problems are gone.


    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:58 AM
  • Very good, my friend.  Thanks for letting us know.  And you are more than welcome for the help.  :)
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:45 AM
    Moderator