Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting a Gantt chart view
Chapter 14, ”Tracking progress on tasks and assignments,” you have already been
introduced to interim plans.
You have now instructed Project to display the first interim plan’s start and finish
dates as bars. Next, focus your attention on the lower half of the Bar Styles dialog
box. There you will change the visual appearance of the new bar style.
Make sure the Interim bar you just created is still selected. Under the Middle label, in
the Shape box ensure the full-height bar (the second option from the top of the list)
In the Pattern box, click the solid bar, the second option from the top of the list.
Click the Color box and, under Standard Colors , click green.
TIP Point to a color to see its name in a ScreenTip.
Because this customized view focuses on the interim plan, next you’ll format the
interim bars to show their start and finish dates.
In the lower half of the Bar Styles dialog box, click the Text tab.
In the Left box, click Start1 in the drop-down list.
TIP When selecting items from a list like this, you can often begin typing the name of
the item you want, and when its full name appears, select it. For example if you type s ,
Project shows the values that begin with the letter s. If you then type t , Project shows
the values that begin with the letters st.