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Export Project 2010 Options RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using Project 2010 SP1.  Is there a way to export Project Options and share with another user?  

    My definition of Project Options is the selections available at File->Options->(General, Display, Schedule, Proofing, Save, Language, Advanced).  I know I can use Organizer for views, reports, etc.; and export the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar under Customize Ribbon. I did not see a place to export Project Options.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:15 PM

Answers

  • Andy --
     
    There are two kinds of options in Microsoft Project 2010.  One set is options are application-level options and these options settings are stored in the Registry of each user.  Your network admins could use a Registry �??push�?� to push the proper options settings to each user.  The other type of options are project-level options and are stored in each individual project.  You can control these options by creating project templates for your PMs to use and then requiring them to use these templates to create all new projects.  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"

    • Proposed as answer by Andrew Simpson Friday, February 24, 2012 2:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by TechNetAndy Friday, February 24, 2012 6:31 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:12 PM
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All replies

  • I am not aware of being able to export options however if you send them a project file there is a good chance that they will inherit the options you have set.

    I have seen this happen but I have also seen it fail to happen so I'm afraid that I don't know the conditions underwhich it works... Have you tried getting them to open one of your files as a template?

    Regards

    Miles

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:30 PM
  • Andy --
     
    There are two kinds of options in Microsoft Project 2010.  One set is options are application-level options and these options settings are stored in the Registry of each user.  Your network admins could use a Registry �??push�?� to push the proper options settings to each user.  The other type of options are project-level options and are stored in each individual project.  You can control these options by creating project templates for your PMs to use and then requiring them to use these templates to create all new projects.  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"

    • Proposed as answer by Andrew Simpson Friday, February 24, 2012 2:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by TechNetAndy Friday, February 24, 2012 6:31 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Dale ---

    The application-level options, set in the registry, is what I am looking for.  Thank you!

    Friday, February 24, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Andy --
     
    You are more than welcome for the help, my friend!
     

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

    Friday, February 24, 2012 10:24 PM
    Moderator