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Defining Import/Export Map HTML Options

Now that you have created an HTML document from Microsoft Project, let's examine some of the other available options you can choose when exporting a project:

1.
Open a plan in Microsoft Project, and select File, Save As Web Page.

2.
From the Save As dialog box, navigate to the directory in which you want to save the document.

3.
Type the name of the HTML document in the File Name field.

4.
Click the Save button, and the Export Wizard appears. Click the Next button, and on the Export Wizard - Map dialog box, select the Use Existing Map option (see Figure 14).

Figure 14. The Export Wizard - Map dialog box allows you to create a new map, or select an existing Export map on which to base an HTML document.


5.
Click the Next button, and from the Export Wizard – Map Selection dialog box, select the Task Schedule Map used in the previous example and click the Next button (see Figure 15). The Export Wizard – Map Options dialog box appears.

Figure 15. The Export Wizard – Map Selection dialog box allows you to select an existing Export map on which to base an HTML document.


NOTE

If you prefer to keep your original map intact, you can save the selected map with a new name in the last step of the wizard.

6.
The Export Header Row/Import Includes Headers option exports the HTML file field names to the first row of the table in the HTML document (see Figure 16). If you do not check this option, the first row of the table will contain the actual data (see Figure 17).

Figure 16. The HTML document is displayed with the task field names in the first row of the table (for example, Task ID, Task Name) because the Export Header Row option was checked in the wizard.


Figure 17. The HTML document is displayed without the task field names in the first row of the table because the Export Header Row option was not checked in the wizard.


7.
If you want to include the resources assigned to each task directly below the task row in an HTML document, check the Include Assignment Rows in Output option in the Export Wizard – Map Options dialog box. Figure 18 shows the results of selecting this option in Internet Explorer.

Figure 18. The task table in this HTML document is displayed with resource assignments below each task.


8.
Microsoft Project includes several HTML templates on which you can base HTML documents. These templates contain formatting and other information that determine how documents display in Web browsers.

The Base Export on HTML Template option on the Export Wizard – Map Options dialog box allows you to select the HTML template on which to base an HTML document. To select a template for an HTML document, check the Base Export on HTML Template option. Then, click the Browse button to select the template you want to use for your HTML document.

NOTE

If you have installed the English version of Microsoft Project 2003, these templates are typically stored in the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\Microsoft Project Web directory on your computer.

9.
After you have selected the appropriate options in the Export Wizard – Map Options dialog box, click Next to continue through the wizard. On the last step click Finish to save your project data to an HTML document.


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