View Outline Levels

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What does the “View Outline Levels” functionality do?

The "View Outline Levels" functionality represents a hierarchical structure for a project that shows how some tasks fit within broader groupings and allows you to show or hide the subtasks of a summary task.

Example: You may want to hide your subtasks to display only top-level tasks, and then print that view to create a summary report of your project.

How do I view the outline levels?

In order to view the outline levels,  go to the View menu, click Gantt Chart. In the Task Name field, select the summary task containing the subtasks you want to show or hide then go to the Project menu and select the Outline option. To show the subtasks click Show subtasks and to hide them click Hide Subtasks. In order to show all the subtasks, click All subtasks.

You can also show and hide subtasks by clicking the summary task's outline symbol. Outline symbols indicate whether a summary task has subtasks displayed - or does not have subtasks displayed +.

What means an outline symbol presenting a plus sign?

An outline symbol presenting a plus sign indicates a summary task with its subtasks hidden.

What means an outline symbol presenting a minus sign?

An outline symbol presenting a minus sign indicates a summary task with its subtasks showing.

Step by step on how to hide and show all subtasks up to a specific outline level:

1. Go to menu Project - Outline.

 

2. To show only part of the outline click the outline level number up to which you want to view.