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I have MS Project 2013 and I'd like to know if it is possible to keep the same format of my Gantt chart when export to Excel. Basically, I have the task names with summary task names and I'd like to keep in that way when exporting to Excel. But it did not work for me. All I got was a list of all the tasks and it is hard to read. Thanks
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This is standard behaviour and I'm not aware of any way to change it - I did have a play about creating new maps and so on but the intention seems to be that you use the 'outline level' column to reformat. level 1 is summary tasks, 2 the level below etc

Once you have the export you can use Conditional Formatting to change the text of summary items to Bold, first level items to (for example) a smaller font and third level items to italics  based upon the outline level and so on.

Alternatively you can use autofilter on the outline level and manually apply a cell style to the tasks that are filtered in this way. This has the advantage of allowing a change to the Alignment - ie: you can add a left indent - which is not available in conditional formatting - in the attachment: filter on level 2, select all tasks names and choose 'style 1' from the cell styles drop down

A third option is to put the data into a pivot table and use the various formats in there to achieve what you want - however the most useful view for that seems to have been deprecated in 2013 so its not as flexible as it was
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