Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In Figure 1-13 you see Gantt Chart view. You can discover more about various
views in Chapter 2. For now, note the following:
View bar: To go to different views, click the bar of icons on the far left:
the View bar. If this bar isn’t displayed, choose View
View Bar to do so.
Project Guide: To the right of the View bar is the Project Guide task
pane, which is an informational area with step-by-step guidance on how
to build your project. If Project Guide isn’t displayed, click the Show/
Hide Project Guide button on the Project Guide toolbar to display it.
Sheet: In the middle of the view is the sheet section. You can use this
spreadsheet interface to enter, edit, and view information about your
project.
Chart area: Finally, the chart area on the far right reflects your task
information graphically as soon as you begin to add tasks.
Taskbars in this area indicate the duration and timing of tasks in
addition to the progress you record on them.
• The timescale — the indications of time increments across the top
of the chart area — helps you interpret the timing of each taskbar.
You can adjust the increments to show your project in larger or
smaller increments of time. Figure 1-12, for example, shows
increments in days.
You start building a project by entering tasks. Simply click a cell in the Task
Name column of the sheet section and then type the name. You can enter and
edit details of a task by entering information directly into various columns
(which you can display in many views) or by double-clicking the task name in
the sheet to access the Task Information dialog box (see Figure 1-14). I get
into more detail about entering task information in Chapter 2.
Figure 1-14:
The various
tabs in this
dialog box
hold a
wealth of
information
about a
single task
in your
project.
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