Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Gantt Chart Wizard
What would formatting be without a wizard
to help you make all your settings quickly? The
Gantt Chart Wizard allows you to make
formatting settings to the entire Gantt chart, including
what information to display (standard, critical
path, baseline, or several combinations of these),
one piece of information to include with your
taskbars, and whether you want to display lines
to show dependencies among tasks.
If you choose to make custom settings while
using the Gantt Chart Wizard, you can specify
many of the settings that you see in the Bar
Styles dialog box, but those choices affect all
taskbar elements of that type in the project,
not just individual taskbars. You access the
Gantt Chart Wizard by selecting it from the
Format menu.
Formatting Task Boxes
Network Diagram task boxes use different shapes to help you spot different
types of tasks:
Summary tasks use a slightly slanted box shape and include a plus or
minus symbol, depending on whether the summary task’s subtasks are
hidden or displayed. Click the symbol to hide or display subtasks.
Subtasks show up in simple rectangular boxes.
Milestones are shown in diamond-shaped boxes with blue shading.
You can change the formatting of each task box individually or by type.
To change the formatting of task boxes displayed in Network Diagram view,
do this:
1. Display Network Diagram view.
2. Right-click the task box that you want to change and then choose
Format Box. Alternatively, right-click anywhere outside the task
boxes and then choose Box Styles to change formatting for all boxes
of a certain style.
The Format Box or Box Styles dialog box appears (as shown in Figure 11-3).
3. To modify the border style, make your selection in the Shape, Color,
and Width lists.
4. To modify the background area inside the box, make a selection in
the Color list, Pattern list, or both (at the bottom of the dialog box).
5. Click OK to save your new settings.
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