Easily add new columns and save the table you’ve created as a custom table.
In Microsoft® Project 2010 you can easily add columns to customise any existing table in the Gantt Chart view and save it as a custom table for future use. There will be many times when you might need to add a column to an existing table or project plan—for example, Work, % Complete, or maybe even a custom text column for adding comments, for instance. In each Project 2010 file, the last column on the right is labeled Add New Column. In this column, you can either select a column type and name from a drop-down list or type in a new, custom name to automatically create a new custom field.
Step 1: Find the Add New Column Heading
In the Gantt Chart view, in the table, scroll to the right. Note that the heading of the last column is Add New Column.
Step 2: Pick the Field You Want to Add As a Column
Option A – Pick from existing list: In the drop-down list, scroll to and click the field (column) you want to add. You can also “quick-pick” by typing in the first letters of the field.
Option B – Type in a custom name: Type directly in the Add New Column column heading. If the field name does not already exist, Project will automatically create a new field. In the following example, Comments was typed into the Add New Column heading, and then moved to a different location in the table (see Step 3).
Step 3: Move the Newly Added Column
Simply drag the column heading to move or reposition it in the table.
Note: At any time you can right-click the column heading, and then click Hide Column to remove it from the table.
Step 4: Save As a Custom Table
A. On the View tab, in the Data group, click the Tables arrow to see more options.B. In the Tables drop-down list, click Save Fields as a New Table.C. In the Save as New Table dialog box, type the custom name (in this example, Comments Table), and then click OK.
Note: After saving a new table, the table name will be listed as a choice in the Tables list in the Custom section.