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Chapter 12. Tracking Projects and Schedules > Importing Scheduling Information

Importing Scheduling Information

With the Import Project Data Wizard, you can import tasks and milestones from another data source to create a Gantt chart. The wizard accepts information from text (.TXT or .CSV), Excel (.XLS), and Project (.MPX and .MPP) files. With text and Excel files, your file must contain the task number, task name, start date, and either finish date or duration.

Inside Out: Clean up a timeline

If you use the Import Project Data Wizard to create a timeline, the result can include a lot of overlapping text. Milestones are displayed in text callouts above the timeline. Expect to do some clean-up work on your diagram. Typically, this involves dragging the control handle on a text callout to a new, out-of-the-way position.



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