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Chapter 5. Creating a Task List > Understanding the Fields in the Task Table

Understanding the Fields in the Task Table

Before you start creating a list of tasks, you should understand what the columns in the task table on the left of the Gantt Chart view mean because Project supplies default values in most of them as you create task names. You usually have to scroll to the right to see all the columns. Alternatively, you can use the mouse to drag to the right the vertical divider bar that divides the table and the timescale. When you do this, you can see more of the task table and less of the timescale.

By default Project displays the predefined Entry table, which contains columns for the several task fields that provide information like the task name, the start and finish dates, and so forth. The fields shown in the Entry table are briefly described in the following subsections, and full information about using them is presented later in this chapter.


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