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Table Of Contents

Using P3 Documentation, Help, and Tutorial
Where to Get Support
Projects and Layouts
Starting P3 and Opening Projects
Adding a Project
Setting Access Rights for the Project
Defining Restricted Access Rights
Creating a New Layout
Saving Layouts
Opening an Existing Layout
Running a Filter when Opening Layouts
Creating a Snapshot Activity List
Using Layouts Across Projects
Working with Activities
Assigning Activity IDs
Adding Activities in the Bar Chart View
Adding Activities in the PERT View
Adding Activities with Relationships
Estimating Durations
Defining Activity Types
Editing Data in the Activity Columns
Using the Activity Form
Using the Detail Forms
Selecting Activities
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Activities
Deleting and Dissolving Activities
Extracting Activities
Moving Activities
Switching Between the Bar Chart and PERT Views
Using Fragnets to Create a Project
Working with Relationships
Defining Relationships using the PERT View
Defining Relationships using the Bar Chart View
Editing and Deleting Relationships
Tracing Logic
Calculating and Adjusting the Schedule
Calculating a Schedule
Creating a Schedule Statistics Listing
Setting Schedule Calculation Options
Using Date Constraints
Using Float Constraints
Assigning Constraints
Activity Calendars
Adding a New Activity Calendar
Defining Global Calendar Information
Defining Shift Data for Hourly Projects
Resource Calendars and Layout Organization
Work Breakdown Structure Codes
Breaking Down Project Components
Organizing Activities by WBS Codes
Setting Up a WBS Level Structure
Outlining the WBS
Assigning WBS Codes to Activities in a Work Break- down Outline
Assigning WBS Codes Using the Activity and WBS Forms
Summarizing by WBS Code
Activity Codes
Creating Activity Codes and Values
Assigning Activity Codes Using Activity Columns
Modifying Activity Codes and Values
Coding Activity IDs
Combining Codes into Aliases
Custom Data Items
Defining Custom Data Items
Assigning Custom Data Items Using the Activity Columns
Assigning Custom Data Items Using the Activity Form
Creating Custom Data Item Bars
Using Global Change to Compute Custom Data Items
Targets and Progress
Creating a Target Project
Modifying a Target Project Globally
Replacing Calendars and Dictionaries in a Target Project
Updating Activity and Resource Data in a Target Project
Recording Progress Using the Activity Form
Recording Progress on the Bar Chart
Interrupting Activity Progress
Comparing Current and Target Schedules
Analyzing Schedule and Cost Performance
Planning Resources and Costs
Adding Resources to the Dictionary
Setting Resource Limits and Prices
Defining Resource Limits by Shifts
Hierarchical Resources
Setting Up Cost Accounts
Estimating Costs
Allocating Resources to Activities
Using Driving Resources
Resource Distribution
Tracking Resources and Costs
Applying Autocost Rules to Projects
Setting Autocost Rules
Updating a Project with Autocost
Updating Driving Resources
Cost Calculations
Measuring Earned Value
Updating Resources Using the Resources Form
Updating Resources Using the Activity Columns
Analyzing Cost and Schedule Variances
Selecting Resources to Level
Adjusting Resource Availability
Forward Resource Leveling (Early Dates)
Backward Resource Leveling (Late Dates)
Smoothing Resource Use
Specifying the Leveling Cutoff Date
Specifying Activities to Level
Prioritizing Activities for Leveling
Leveling a Project in a Project Group
Reviewing the Leveling Analysis Report
Splitting, Stretching, and Crunching Activities
Setting Project Options for Splitting, Stretching, and Crunching
Specifying Leveling Techniques
Managing Project Groups
Process Summary
Adding a Project Group
Assigning Access Rights
Defining Calendars
Setting Up Dictionary Structures
Setting Scheduling and Leveling Options
Linking Projects Within the Project Group
Reporting Across Projects
Leveling Resources Across Projects
Backing Up and Restoring Project Groups
Managing Projects in a Group
Adding Projects to the Project Group
Assigning Activity and WBS Codes
Allocating Resources
Scheduling a Project in a Project Group
Resource Leveling
Backing Up and Restoring Projects in a Group
Copying Projects and Project Groups
Copying a Project Group
Copying a Project within a Project Group
Copying a Project to Another Project Group
Dividing a Project into Multiple Projects
Making a Project into a Project Group
Making a Project Group into a Project
Using E-Mail to Share Project Data
Sending an Entire Project
Sending a Picture of a Project
Sending Activities for Updating
Addressing Mail Messages
Customizing the Status Sheet
Sending a Text Mail Message
Importing Interproject Data
Scheduling Linked Projects
Maintaining Interproject Data
Project Utilities
Copying Projects
Deleting Projects
Merging Projects
Summarizing Projects
Backing Up Projects
Restoring Projects
Global Change
Adding Global Change Specifications
Defining Global Changes
Running Global Changes
Assigning Codes or Custom Data Items
Changing Titles and IDs
Changing Calendar Assignments
Deleting Data
Removing Progress from a Project
Using Date Arithmetic
Working With WBS Values
Adding and Deleting Resources
Changing Budgets and Resources
Estimating a New Cost at Completion
Using Resource and Code Titles
Extracting Mid-String Characters
Finding and Changing Blank Values
Trimming Blank Spaces
Using Date String Functions
Changing Activity and Leveling Types
Integrating Information with OLE
Using OLE to Highlight Project Events
Linking an Object in a Layout
Embedding an Object in a Layout
Pasting an Object in a Layout
Updating Links in Documents
Using Tools to Attach Objects to the Layout
Modifying Objects Using the Pushpin Tool
Handling Objects Using the Arrow Tool
Creating Formatted Text
Linking Files in a Layout
Creating a Line on a Date
Shading Timeframes in a Layout
Primavera Draw
Opening Primavera Draw
Drawing Lines
Drawing Shapes
Drawing Polylines and Polygons
Adding Text to Objects
Changing Text Objects
Selecting Objects to Edit
Moving Objects in a Drawing
Changing Object Attributes
Importing Metafile Images
Customizing the Bar Chart View
Adding, Deleting, and Inserting Columns
Changing Column Titles and Data
Sizing Columns and Rows
Adjusting the Timescale
Adding Activity Bars
Formatting Bars
Grouping and Sorting Activities
Sorting Activities
Grouping Activities into Bands
Formatting Group Title Bands
Page-Breaking by Groups
Outlining Activities by WBS Levels
Reorganizing Activities
Grouping Activities in the PERT View
Selecting Activities by Filter
What is a Filter?
Applying Filters
Adding or Changing Filters
Transferring Filters
Highlighting Activities by Filter
Selecting Activities in a Date Range
Selecting Activities Using Wildcards
Selecting Activities with Common Text
Selecting Critical Activities
Selecting Activities by Type
Summarizing Data
Summarizing Data Grouped by Activity or WBS Codes
Necking Bars (Indenting)
Showing Discrete Bars in a Summary Group
Showing Subtotals by Group
How P3 Summarizes Data
Customizing the PERT View
What is PERT View?
Moving Around the PERT View
Keeping Track of Your Place in PERT
Reducing or Enlarging the View
Modifying Activity Ends and Colors
Formatting Relationship Lines
Changing the Content and Appearance of Activities
Creating Your Own Activity Template
Displaying Connector Blocks
Controlling the Space between Activities
Customizing Resource/Cost Profiles and Tables
Reviewing Resource Assignments Using Profiles
Displaying Resource/Cost Loading in a Table
Specifying Display Options for Profiles and Tables
Tracking Resource Overloads
Overlaying Cumulative Curves on a Profile
Selecting Resources/Cost Accounts
Selecting Multiple Resources for a Table
Stacking Multiple Resource Bars in One Profile
Printing Layouts
Selecting a Printer or Plotter
Previewing Before Printing
Saving Output to Files
Saving Layouts as Metafiles
Page Setup for the Bar Chart View
Page Setup for the PERT View
Viewing and Paginating Layouts
Preparing and Viewing Reports and Graphics
Report and Graphic Templates
Viewing, Printing, or Saving Output Options
Producing Reports and Graphics
Selecting and Sorting Information for Reporting
Reviewing Reports and Graphics Onscreen
Moving and Editing Text and Objects Using Look
Moving/Resizing Text Boxes and Other Objects in Look
Customizing Graphics with Look’s Drawing Tools
Schedule Reports
Choosing Content Data Items
Skipping Lines and Pages by Code
Creating Target Comparison Reports
Creating Summary Reports
Resource/Cost Reports
Resource/Cost Control Reports
Resource Productivity/Cost, Price, and Rates Reports
Earned Value Reports
Earned Value Report
Tabular Resource/Cost Reports
Resource/Cost Loading Reports
Matrix Reports
Creating a Matrix Report
Specifying Data for Matrix Reports
Defining Rows and Column Headings
Formatting a Matrix Report
Custom Report Writer
Customizing Report Headings
Choosing a Font
Specifying Report Content
Calculating and Modifying Report Data
Grouping and Subtotaling Data
Summarizing and Subtotaling Data
Sorting Data
Summarizing or Detailing Resource Data
Selecting Activities and Resources
Bar Chart Graphics
Adding a Bar Chart Specification
Specifying Activity Data
Specifying Content
Specifying the Date Range
Formatting the Bar Chart Graphic
Choosing Pens and Colors
Specifying Text and Bar Sizes
Tailoring Visual Aids in the Graphic
Timescaled Logic Graphics
Customizing a Timescaled Logic Graphic
Specifying a Date Range
Formatting a Timescaled Logic Graphic
Sorting Activities in the Graphic
Specifying Colors for Bars and Text
Specifying Activity Criteria
Pure Logic Graphics
Formatting a Resource/Cost Graphic
Specifying Colors, Lines, and Fill Patterns
Defining Titles
Creating P3 Reports with ReportSmith
Setting up P3 Data for ODBC
Using the ReportSmith Sample Reports
Creating a ReportSmith Report
Publishing Reports on the World Wide Web
Defining Categories
Defining Header Information
Defining Projects and Reports
Removing Projects and Reports
Updating Reports
Appendix A - Setting Up P3
Before You Begin Setup
Installing P3 on a Standalone Computer
Installing P3 on a Computer With No CD-ROM Drive
Installing P3 for Multiple Users
Setting Up User Workstations
To set up user workstations
Starting P3
Appendix B - Constraints
Using Date and Float Constraints
Early Start Constraint
Early Finish Constraint
Late Start Constraint
Late Finish Constraint
Start On Constraint
Mandatory Start Constraint
Mandatory Finish Constraint
Expected Finish Constraint
Zero Total Float Constraint
Zero Free Float Constraint
Appendix C - Milestones, Flags, and Hammocks
Using Milestones, Flags, and Hammocks
Milestone Activities
Flag Activities
Zero-Duration Activities
Hammock Activities
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