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Formatting a Gantt chart view
Formatting a Gantt chart view
You can format specific items (a milestone, for example) in a Gantt chart view to change
the appearance of that item. If you completed Chapter 7, “Formatting and sharing your
plan,” you worked with Gantt chart styles and direct formatting of Gantt bars. In this
section, you will work with bar styles to change the visual appearance of specific types of Gantt
bars (such as summary tasks) and other elements (such as deadline indicators) in ways that
the Gantt chart styles cannot. The format changes you make apply only to the active view.
TIP Remember that several views are Gantt chart views, even though only one view is
specifically called the Gantt Chart view . Other Gantt chart views include the Detail Gantt,
Leveling Gantt, Multiple Baselines Gantt, and Tracking Gantt. The term Gantt chart
view generally refers to a type of presentation that shows Gantt bars organized along a
timescale.
In addition to changing the formatting of items that can appear in a Gantt chart view
(such as a task’s Gantt bar), you can add or remove items. For example, it might be useful
to compare baseline , interim , and scheduled plans in a single view. Doing so helps you
evaluate the schedule adjustments you have made.
Scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, you’re managing a book project that is now underway. For
this project, you are tracking progress closely and have found value in showing the team a
view that compares current progress with a baseline plan. Now you’d like to add an interim
plan to this view because the interim plan is more timely than the original baseline.
In this exercise, you customize a Gantt chart view with a custom bar style.
SET UP You need the Advanced Formatting_Start file located in your Chapter17
practice file folder to complete this exercise. Open the Advanced Formatting_Start file,
and save it as Advanced Formatting.
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