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Monday, January 17, 2011

Create a Change Highlighting Toggle

Immediately after I published my December 2010 blog entitled “Where’s My Tracking Toolbar?” I started receiving emails about finding lost buttons, lost functions and other lost Project 2007 features and getting them into the Ribbon. The lost feature requested the most often was the ability to turn on and off Change Highlighting. This is found easily in 2007, but is not going to be found in Project 2010’s Ribbon unless you add it yourself.

So let’s add it! Refresh your memory by reading December 2010’s blog entry, then create your own Tab and Group as I have in the figure below. (Click on it to enlarge.)

Get Your Change Highlighting

Once the Tab and Group are created, make sure “All Commands” is selected from the “Choose commands from:” list. Next, scroll down the list of commands until you find “Change Highlighting”, click on it, and then click on the “Add>>” button to put it in your new Group and Tab. Make sure that the Tab checkbox is checked, then click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog.

You might want to put a few other commands in your new Group. I have created one for Tracking and another to have my favorite features accessible. You see them in the figure: Gantt Chart Wizard, Organizer, Statistics and Change Highlighting have found their way back into my toolbox.

Try it out, experiment, and let me hear about your cool toolbox!