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Chapter 4. Working with Project Files > Creating and Using Templates

Creating and Using Templates

A template is a project file that contains a typical or standard set of tasks or resources that is used as a blueprint or starting point for creating similar new project files. Microsoft Project provides tweleve sample templates, but you can create your own templates for repeating or similar projects. For example, you might create a template that lists a standard set of tasks common to a type of project you perform repeatedly. Likewise, if the same group of people are always involved in your projects, you can create a template containing the resource information so you won't have to enter it for each new project file. Template files have an .MPT extension.

Opening Template Files

When you open a template, you are opening up a copy of the file, not the original template. You use this copy as a starting point for your new project.


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