Work on a project offline

Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 enables you to work on a project plan (plan: A schedule of task start and finish dates and resource and cost data. A baseline plan is the original plan that you save and use to monitor progress. An interim plan is a set of dates you save during the project to compare to other interim plans.) when you are not connected to Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. For example, if you are working on a project plan and you have a business trip scheduled, you can check the project out from Project Server before you leave, and then synchronize your changes with Project Server when you return from your trip.

 Tip   You can also save a project in a special format for sharing with another user who does not have access to your Project Server. Find links to more information about saving a project in the See also section.

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Check out a project

  1. Start Office Project Professional 2007 and connect to Project Server.
  2. Click Open Button image.
  3. In the Open dialog box, click Enterprise Projects, and then either double-click a project from the list to open it from your local cache, or double-click Retrieve the list of all projects from Project Server to open a project from the server.
  4. On the File menu, click Close.
  5. When prompted to check in the file, click No to keep the project checked out to you.

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Work on a project offline

  1. Start Office Project Professional 2007.
  2. If the Login dialog box appears, select the connection profile for the project's server from the Profile list, and then click Work Offline.

If the Login dialog box does not appear, on the Tools menu, point to Enterprise Options, and then click Microsoft Office Project Server Accounts. In the When starting section, click Manually control connection state, and then click OK. Restart Office Project Professional 2007, and the Login dialog box appears. Select the connection profile for the project's server from the Profile list, and then click Work Offline.

  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. In the Open dialog box, click Enterprise Projects, and then double-click the project name to open it from the local cache.
  3. To save changes while you work offline, click Save Button image.

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Check in a project

  1. Start Office Project Professional 2007, and then connect to Project Server.
  2. On the File menu, click Open.
  3. In the Open dialog box, click Enterprise Projects, and then double-click the project name to open it from the local cache.

 Tip   If you want to synchronize your changes with the server without checking the project in, on the File menu, click Work Offline.

  1. On the File menu, click Close.
  2. When prompted to check in the file, click Yes.

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Applies to:
Project 2007