Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In most views with two panes, the pane to the left is called the sheet, which is
a spreadsheet-like interface with columns of information. To the right of this
view is the chart. The chart uses bars, symbols, and lines to represent each
task in your project and the dependency relationships among them.
At the top of the chart area is the timescale. This tool is used as a scale
against which you can interpret the timing of the taskbars. To see your plan
in greater or lesser timing detail, you can modify the time units used in the
timescale. For example, you can look at your tasks in detail over days or in a
broader overview in months. Figure 2-4 shows a two-pane view with a sheet,
chart, and timescale.
See the “Changing the timescale” section, later in this chapter, to find out
how to change the time increments displayed in the timescale.
By using the horizontal scroll bars in each pane, you can view additional
columns or additional time periods in any pane with a timescale. Timescale
panes cover the life of the project; in longer projects, you can scroll through
years of time.
Timescale
Figure 2-4:
The sheet,
chart, and
timescale of
Gantt Chart
view.
Sheet
Chart area
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