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Create New Projects in Microsoft Project: Overview

            This tutorial shows you how to create new projects within Microsoft Project 2013 and 2010. When you first open Project 2013, you will see the startup screen that allows you to create a new project file. In Project 2010, a new blank project file is automatically created when you initially open the program.

            However, to create new projects in Microsoft Project while actively using the program, click the “File” tab in the Ribbon and select the “New” command from the command panel at the left side of the Backstage View. This will display any available project templates in the panel at the right side of the view. You can choose to start a new project from one of the many templates available, or you can choose to simply create a new blank project.

Create New Projects in Microsoft Project- Tutorial: A picture of the "New" category within the backstage view in Project 2013.

Create New Projects in Microsoft Project- Tutorial: A picture of the “New” category within the backstage view in Project 2013.

            If using Project 2013, click the type of project file template you want to use as the basis for your new project file. To create a new, blank project file, click the “Blank Project” choice. If using Project 2010, in the “Available Templates” panel, select a category to have the content for the selected category appear. For the selected category, you will see several common items you can create. To create a new, blank project file, select the “Blank project” icon within the “Available Templates” section. Once you have made your selection, click the “Create” button in the lower right corner of this window.

Create New Projects in Microsoft Project: Instructions

  1. After starting Project 2013, you will see a startup screen that allows you to create a new project file.
  2. After starting Project 2010, a new blank project file is automatically created when you initially open the program.
  3. To create new projects in Microsoft Project while actively using the program, click the “File” tab in the Ribbon and select the “New” command at the left side of the Backstage View to show any available templates in the panel to the right.
  4. You can choose to start a new project from one of the many templates available, or you can choose to simply create a new blank project.
  5. If using Project 2013, click the type of project file template you want to use as the basis for your new project file. To create a new, blank project file, click the “Blank Project” choice.
  6. If using Project 2010, select a category shown in the “Available Templates” panel to have the content for the selected category appear. For whichever category is selected, you will see several common items that you can create. To create a new, blank project file, select the “Blank project” icon within the “Available Templates” section.
  7. After making your selection, click the “Create” button in the lower right corner of this window.

Create New Projects in Microsoft Project: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Creating New Projects,” shows you how to create new projects in Microsoft Project. This video lesson on how to create new projects in Microsoft Project is from our complete Microsoft Project training, titled “Mastering Project Made Easy v.2013-2010.”

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