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Customizing a Timeline view
Link objects to a date when the information the object refers to is date-sensitive.
The object will remain in the same position relative to the timescale no matter
which part of the timescale is displayed.
If you want to draw on a Gantt chart, follow these instructions: On the Format tab, in
the Drawings group, click Drawing. Select the drawing shape you want, and then draw
it anywhere you like in the chart portion of a Gantt chart view.
To set the type of link you want applied to the drawn object, do this: On the Format
tab, in the Drawings Group, click Drawing and then click Properties. Click the Size &
Position tab, and then select the options you want.
Customizing a Timeline view
A Timeline view is best suited to display key tasks from your plan in a simple and compact
format. This view is especially well suited for conveying quick summaries of plans. The
Timeline view is a handy way of sharing project information.
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The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, you know from past experience that some of the
stakeholders of the new book launch project will find your Gantt chart view to be more detailed
than they like. To help such stakeholders see the key details you want to convey, you decide
to build a Timeline view. Later in this chapter, you will copy the Timeline view to another
application as a quick “project at a glance” image.
In this exercise, you populate a Timeline view with specific tasks and adjust some display
details.
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Click anywhere in the Timeline view.
Project shifts focus to the Timeline view and displays the Timeline Tools contextual
label above the Format tab.
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On the Format tab, in the Insert group, click Existing Tasks .
The Add Tasks To Timeline dialog box appears.
This dialog box contains an outline of the summary and subtasks in the plan.
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