Copy Project data or pictures into another Office program

You can copy specific Microsoft Office Project data for modification in another program, such as Microsoft Office Excel, or you can copy a picture of your project data for viewing in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Word, or Microsoft Office Visio.

Copy specific project data for modification in another program

You can copy specific project data and paste it into another Office program. In the sheet (sheet: A spreadsheet-like representation [in rows and columns] of task or resource information. Each row specifies an individual task or resource. Each column [field] specifies a type of information, such as start dates or standard rates.) portion of a Project view, click the cells that contain the data that you want to copy, and then click Copy Cell Button image on the Standard toolbar. Open the destination (destination: Where moved, copied, imported, or exported information is inserted; also a view, table, document, or another program. In OLE, the document or program where a linked object resides; also, the document that a hyperlink leads to.) document in which you want to paste the project data, select where you want to insert the information, and then use the destination program's Paste command.

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Copy a picture of your project data for viewing in another program

The Copy Picture to Office Wizard enables you to copy complex project data to an image that you can use in PowerPoint, Word, or Visio. You can select an outline level, timescale, image size and orientation, and specific fields in your project to copy to the image.

  1. On the Analysis toolbar, click Copy Picture to Office Wizard.

If the Analysis toolbar is not displayed, on the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Analysis.

  1. Follow the instructions in the Copy Picture to Office Wizard.

 Notes 

  • When copying your project data by using the Copy Picture to Office Wizard, the data is captured in a picture. You cannot modify the data in PowerPoint, Word, or Visio. If you need to modify the data, you must make your changes in Project, and then run the Copy Picture to Office Wizard again to update the picture.
  • You can also capture a picture of any view in your project by clicking Copy Picture Button image on the Standard toolbar. The data is captured in a picture and copied to the Clipboard (clipboard: The holding place for information being copied or moved within Project or between Project and other programs.). Use this option to copy your project data as an image that you can paste in applications other than PowerPoint, Word, or Visio.

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