You can use the Compare Project Versions utility to review differences between a current version and an earlier version of the same project in a detailed report. You can also use this tool to contrast a current version and a projected version of the same project.
- On the Compare Project Versions toolbar, click Compare Project Versions .
If the toolbar is not displayed, on the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Compare Project Versions.
- Under Choose the project versions you want to compare, in the Project version 1 (earlier version) and Project version 2 (later version) boxes, select the versions you want to compare.
To locate project versions, click Browse.
If you use Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003, you need to log on to Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 to open projects that are stored there. You can only compare project versions that you have access permissions for.
- Under Choose the tables to be used in the comparison, in the Task Table and Resource Table boxes, click the tables that contain the data you want to compare.
If you don't want to compare tasks or resources, click None.
- Click OK.
A temporary project is created to display the tasks and resources of both versions for comparison and reporting purposes only.
- To keep the report for future reference, click Save on the File menu.
The comparison report displays color coding and indicators that provide information about tasks and resources. To see a legend and get help about the symbols used, click More Information
on the toolbar.
- A comparison report resembles but is not a project schedule. It may look like a consolidation of the projects you analyzed but it only contains the differences between those projects.
- You cannot compare projects you open in Internet Explorer with the Browse buttons in the Compare Project Versions dialog box or projects that are embedded as an OLE object in another document.
- The Compare Project Versions utility only compares tasks and resources. It does not compare assignments.