Import a Microsoft Project file

You can import Microsoft project files into the Project application.

About this task

Note: If you import a project into a teamspace, that project is only available to users who can access the teamspace.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Project > Projects > Import.
  2. Under Choose project to import, click Browse and find the Microsoft Project file.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To import the Microsoft project as a new project, proceed to the next step.
    • To import the Microsoft project as a subset of an active, existing project or task, click the reference lookup icon (The reference lookup icon) under Choose an existing project to import into and select a project or task. Only active projects appear in the list.
  4. Click Import.
    Microsoft Project Import dialog window
    If a Microsoft Project file import fails, do one of the following:
    • Open the original file in OpenProj, save it as a Project2003 or later file, and try to import it again.
    • Open the original file in Microsoft Project to verify that the project works, save the project under a different name, and try to import it again.