How to avoid adding column to Tables in MS PROJECT 2013


my Blog reader wants to disable Add New Column functionality in MS PROJECT 2013. It is very easy. First, I’ll create new Project:


As you can see I’m viewing the Gantt Chart. In this chart I’m looking at the Entry Table. You can see that here:


If I want I can add any field from this Table into my View:


But sometimes I want to prevent that. To do that I must follow these steps:




and finally:


Now look at the same View:


As you can see there is no Add New Column  any more.

Now few hints:

  • If you disable this feature, you will not have this feature in any view.
  • If you want to disable this feature for some other Tables, you should repeat those steps for each Table
  • If someone else can open your Project File, she or he can put this feature back.


Easy, isn’t it?




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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2 Responses to How to avoid adding column to Tables in MS PROJECT 2013

  1. Dovlecelul Călător says:

    Hi there,

    Even if you don’t see the New Column functionality, you can still do a right click and select “Insert new column” 😦

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