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To modify the timescale, follow these steps:
1. Right-click the timescale in any view that contains one and then click
The Timescale dialog box appears. (Refer to Figure 2-8.)
2. Click a tier tab and select a style for Units, Label, and Align.
3. Set the count.
For example, if your Units choice is weeks and you change the Count
option to 2, the timescale appears in two-week increments.
4. If you don’t want to display a certain tier, select One Tiers or Two Tiers
from the Show drop-down list (under the Timescale Options section).
5. If you want Project to use fiscal year notation in the timescale, select
the Use Fiscal Year check box.
For example, if your 2006 fiscal year begins July 1, 2006, 2007 is used on
all months in the fiscal year. The fiscal year is set in the Options dialog
box on the Calendar tab.
6. To show marks at the beginning of each unit of time, select the Tick
Lines check box.
7. Repeat Steps 2–6 for each tier you want to modify.
8. Click the Non-working Time tab.
9. In the Draw options, select the one you prefer.
Your choices are to have the shaded area for nonworking time appear
behind taskbars or in front of them or just not appear.
10. In the Color or Pattern list, select different options for the shading
Zooming in and out
One way to modify your display for any Project
view is to use the Zoom In and Zoom Out
buttons on the Standard toolbar. This feature
shows you a longer or shorter period of time
in your project without having to change the
timescale settings. When you need to see
several years at a time in your project, for example,
click Zoom Out several times until you fit as
many months or years as you like in the view.
You can also choose View
Zoom and specify
periods of time to display in the Zoom dialog
box, or even choose to have the entire project
appear on-screen.
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