Save a project file

Saving a project file to your computer is similar to saving a file in any other Office program.

  1. Click File > Save As.

  2. Click Computer and then click the folder where you want to save it.

  3. Type a name in the File name box, and then click Save.

Of course, you’re not limited to saving to just your computer or to just the Project file format.

Other save options

Sync a project with a tasks list

Sync on an existing SharePoint site

Sync on a new SharePoint site

Save a project to a different file format

More ways to save a project file

Sync a project with a tasks list

Sync a project with a SharePoint tasks list to share information about project tasks, update their status, and collaborate with team members across your organization. Once the task lists are synced, changes to one list are reflected in the other.

Note:  Syncing won’t work if you’re connected to Project Web App. To troubleshoot other syncing issues, see Sync a project with a SharePoint site.

Sync on an existing SharePoint site

  1. Click File > Save As > Sync with SharePoint.

  2. On the right side of the screen, in the Sync With box, choose Existing SharePoint Site.

  3. In the Site Address box, type the web address of the SharePoint site or pick a location from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click Verify Site.

  5. In the Tasks List box, type a name for a new list or choose one from the drop-down menu.

  6. Click Save.

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Sync on a new SharePoint site

  1. Click File > Save As > Sync with SharePoint.

  2. On the right side of the screen, in the Sync With box, choose New SharePoint Site

  3. Type the name of the project in the Project Name box.

  4. In the Site Address box, type the web address of the new SharePoint site.

  5. Click Save.

After the first sync, you can choose which Project fields should map to which SharePoint columns. Click File > Info, and then click Map Fields.

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Save a project to a different file format

  1. Click File > Save As.

  2. Under Choose a Location, choose Computer or a web location to save the file.

  3. Under Choose a Folder, click a folder at the location.

  4. In the File name box, type the project name.

  5. Click the Save as type box and choose a file format.

  6. Click Save.

You can save a project file to these formats:

  • Project 2007

  • Project 2000 – 2003 (not available in Project 2016)

  • Project template

  • PDF

  • XPS

  • Excel workbook

  • Tab delimited text

  • CSV (comma delimited)

  • XML

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More ways to save a project file

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