Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Identifying tasks that have slipped
In the Task Name column, click the name of task 33, Send proofed pages to
Production , and scroll the Tracking Gantt view up so that task 33 appears near the top
of the view.
On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
TIP You can also right-click the task name and in the shortcut menu that appears,
click Scroll To Task.
In the chart portion of this view, the tasks as they are currently scheduled appear as
blue bars (if they are not on the critical path ) or red bars (if they are on the critical
path). In the lower half of each task’s row, the baseline start and finish dates of each
task appear as gray bars.
A gray bar represents the
original (baseline) schedule
in the Tracking Gantt view.
A blue or red bar represents
the task as it is currently scheduled
or when it was completed.
By comparing the currently scheduled Gantt bars with the baseline Gantt bars, you
can see what tasks started later than planned or took longer to complete.
TIP To see details about any bar or other item in a Gantt Chart view, position the
mouse pointer over it. After a moment, a ScreenTip appears with details.
To focus on only the slipping tasks, you will apply a filter.
On the View tab, in the Data group, click the down arrow next to the Filter box
(it initially contains [No Filter] ), and then click More Filters .
The More Filters dialog box appears. In this dialog box, you can see all the predeined
filters for tasks (when in a task view) and resources (when in a resource view) that are
available to you.