With Microsoft Office Project 2003 you can open and save project files in the following file formats. Some formats allow you to save all the information in your project, and some formats allow you to save only the data contained in Project fields.
Microsoft Project Plan (MPP)
The standard file format for a project, which uses the .mpp extension.
Microsoft Project 98 file
The standard file format for a project, which uses the .mpp extension. Microsoft Project 2000 (and later versions) supports opening from and saving to the Microsoft Project 98 file format.
Microsoft Project Template (MPT)
This is a template file in which you can save boilerplate information. This format uses the .mpt extension. The global file (global file: A Project file [Global.mpt] that contains information you can use for different projects. Information in a global file can include views, calendars, forms, reports, tables, filters, toolbars, menu bars, macros, and options settings.)
(Global.mpt) is a master template file that can contain formatting information for all projects but can't store tasks, resources, or assignments.
Microsoft Project Exchange (MPX)
An ASCII (ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange.)
format used with project management and various other programs that support MPX 4.0. This format uses the .mpx extension. Microsoft Project 4.0, Microsoft Project 4.1, and Microsoft Project 98 use the MPX 4.0 file format. In Microsoft Project 2000 (and later versions), you can no longer save project information to this file format, but you will be able to import field data from this format.
A format used by the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 spreadsheet program. This format uses the .xls extension. You can export field data to this format, but you can't export an entire project.
Microsoft Excel PivotTable
A format used by the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 spreadsheet programs for a PivotTable report. You can export field data to this format, but you can't export an entire project. You can only export to an Excel PivotTable report; you can't import data from an Excel PivotTable report into Project.
Microsoft Project Database (MPD)
A database format used by Project for storing entire projects. This format uses the .mpd extension.
Microsoft Access Database (MDB)
A database format used by the Microsoft Office Access 2003 database program. You can save all or part of a project to the Microsoft Access 2000 (or later) format, which uses the .mdb extension.
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
Text-only or ASCII
Comma-separated values (CSV)
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)