Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Customizing a Timeline view
Only a portion of the summary task name is visible. Point your mouse pointer over
the bar name and Project displays a ScreenTip with the task’s full name and other
On the Format tab, in the Current Selection group, click Display as Callout .
Project displays this summary task as a callout, which for this task has the advantage
of making the full task name visible.
Next you’ll add the final milestone task to the Timeline, but you’ll use a different
In the Task Name column in the Gantt chart view, click the name of task 24, Launch
On the Task tab, in the Properties group, click Add to Timeline .
TIP You can also right-click the task name and click Add To Timeline in the shortcut
menu that appears.
Project adds this milestone task to the Timeline view.
As you can see on the Timeline, Project displays the milestone tasks as callouts and
uses the diamond marker that is a visual convention for milestones.