Saving a template in Microsoft Project

Saving a template in Microsoft Project, saves time, focusses teams and keeps plans standard. Templates in Project are stored in either the personal templates folder or a network folder. Use Project options to change folder location.

Template setup

Design the task list and add the links. Embed any external documents. Once the task list and links are sorted you can format the Gantt chart to display as required.


Add resources as normal to the resource sheet. Select the Assign resource feature to allocate resources for each task. Do not overallocate resources. Any resource displaying a red symbol is over allocated.


Creating a template report saves time and standardises reporting.

Custom Fields

Add custom fields to the Gantt chart table or create a new table with the custom fields.

Saving a Template

When all elements of the template are complete, select Save from the menu.
In the save as dialogue box, select the template option. Navigate to the
template folder indicated in project options and save. To use the template,
select file and new.

Templates sit in either the personal folder or a network folder both are shown in Project options..

saving a template in microsoft project


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