Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Formatting a Gantt chart view
Here you can see that the completed task 3 (shown as a blue bar in the upper part of
the task row) shares the same start date as its interim plan bar (the green bar at the
bottom of the task row) and that both were scheduled later than the baseline (the
gray bar in the middle of the task row). This occurred because, after the baseline was
set, changes to the schedule were made that pushed out the scheduled start date of
the task. Then the interim plan was saved.
TIP To see details about any bar on a Gantt chart, just point the mouse pointer at the bar.
Its details will appear in a ScreenTip.
Yet more formatting options
Project supports several additional Gantt chart formatting features besides the ones
you worked with in this section. If you want to explore other formatting options, look
at these commands on the Format tab:
The Text Styles button in the Format group For formatting text associated
with a specific task type, such as summary task text
The Layout button in the Format group
For formatting link lines and Gantt
bars’ appearance
The Baseline and Slippage commands in the Bar Styles group For quickly
switching which of the 11 sets of baseline bars and slippage lines (Baseline,
Baseline1 through Baseline10) are shown in the chart portion of a Gantt chart view
All of the options you select in the Bar Styles group of the Format tab (other than the
Format command itself) are represented in the Bar Styles dialog box. You can change
the visual appearance of critical tasks, slack, and other such items via the Bar Styles
dialog box. In addition, if you saved multiple baselines, you can quickly change which
baseline is shown (on the Tracking Gantt Chart view, for example) with the Baseline
command in the Bar Styles group. As you do so, Project automatically switches
the From and To values for the baseline bars and elements to use the values of the
baseline you displayed.
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