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Updating a baseline
TIP In Gantt chart views, the colors, patterns, and shapes of the bars represent
specific things. To see what any item on the Gantt chart represents, just point your
mouse pointer at it and a description will appear in a ScreenTip. To see a complete
legend of Gantt chart items and their formatting, on the Format tab, in the Bar Styles
group, click Format and then click Bar Styles.
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In the Task Name column, click the name of task 18, Original art review .
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On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
TIP Remember that to select a task quickly, even a task you can’t see in the current
view, press Ctrl+G. Then in the ID field of the Go To dialog box, enter a task number,
and then click OK.
The Tracking Gantt view scrolls to display the Gantt bar for task 18, Original art
review . This task was added to the plan after the initial baseline was saved. As you can
see in the Tracking Gantt view, this task has no baseline bar, indicating that it has no
baseline values. In addition, the additional task’s duration has shifted its successor
tasks off of their baselines.
To get a broader look at the plan’s baseline, you’ll adjust the zoom level.
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On the View tab, in the Zoom group, in the Timescale box, click Weeks .
You can see that currently none of the later tasks in the plan match their baselines.
This task was added to the plan after its initial
baseline was saved, so this task has no baseline bar.
To conclude this exercise, you will resave the baseline for the plan. Doing so will
update all baseline information for tasks, resources, and assignments prior to tracking
progress.
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