When the PreFresh or PostFresh Lookahead Report (LAR) is generated, a pre-defined set of columns are shown/hidden. The LAR ribbon comes with an easy-to-use way of Showing/Hiding columns, but sometimes you may want to display information in a column that cannot be shown/hidden via the ribbon, or a more permanent, customized report is required, i.e. you want to override the default columns that are shown/hidden when the report is generated.
Fortunately, fastProject has a method to do this:
Step 1: Enable Customization
Enable the customized report by going to File > fastProject Options > Update > then check Use custom lookahead report.
Step 2: Customize the Report
Navigate to the fastProject folder in c:\Program Files\fastProject or c:\Program Files (x86)\fastProject
Right-click on the file look_ahead_report_template.xltm
NOTE: it is important you do it this way as it's a template file
Hide/Show the columns you want using the Excel Hide/Unhide function
It is usually best just to unhide all columns then selectively hide the ones you do not want
DO NOT add or delete columns or rows
Save the file, exit and test