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How do I change the duration of a task by resizing it?
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To change the duration of a task by resizing it, move your mouse the end portion of the bar and you should notice a specific icon of the mouse. Hold down the mouse and move the virtually displayed taskbar to the right if you want to increase the duration of the task, or to the left if you want to shorten the duration of your task. Release the mouse when you are satisfied to the resulted duration of your task or length of its corresponding taskbar.
How do I change the start and finish dates of a task by dragging the taskbar?
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To change the start and finish dates of a task directly from the Gantt Chart, locate in the chart area the task bar corresponding to the task that you want to adjust its start and finish date and drag the task bar to the left or right as you desire. During the dragging process, a virtual taskbar will be shown, guiding you through the change step.
How do I change the relationship between tasks from the Gantt Chart?
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To change the relationship between tasks from the Gantt Chart, apply the Gantt Chart View, double click on a link from the right side chart portion of the view. In the Task Dependency dialog select the desired relationship and click OK.
How do I add relationships between tasks directly on the Gantt Chart?
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In the Gantt chart, you can create dependencies by clicking on the Gantt bar of a task and dragging to another Gantt bar to create a Finish-to-Start dependency between the two tasks.
What actions can I perform directly on the Gantt Chart?
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On the Gantt Chart you can create dependencies, change relationships between tasks, drag a taskbar to change start and finish dates of tasks, resize taskbars to change duration of tasks, add progress to tasks, or change the appearance of nonworking time.
How do I exit the full screen mode?
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To exit the full screen mode, click on the Exit Full Screen Mode button from top bar or the Escape key.
How do I change the font settings for all the tasks or for a particular type?
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To change the font settings for all the tasks or for a particular type from your project, in the Format menu select Text Style. Apply the desired settings and click OK. The Text Style options will not override the ones made previously on tasks in the Font settings.
What is the difference between the “Font” and “Text Style” functionality?
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The “Font” and the “Text Style” functionalities serve different purposes. To format all tasks or resources in a particular category, such as summary tasks, critical tasks, or over allocated resources, use the Text Styles command on the Format menu. You can also use the Text Styles command to format column titles, the timescale, and bar text on the Gantt Chart.
Individual text formatting overrides formatting applied using the Text Styles command. For example, if you use the Text Styles command to format all noncritical tasks as regular 8-point, you can use the Font command to format a selected noncritical task as 10-point italic. The Font command affects only the task you select.
How do I add text to a type of bars in Gantt Chart?
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To add text to certain types of Gantt bars, apply the Gantt Chart View – make sure you are not selecting any particular task or bar – on the Format tab, click Bar Styles- select the type of Gantt bar – click Text tab – select the desired text – click OK.
How do I change the color, shape, or pattern of Gantt bars?
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To change the appearance of Gantt bars for the whole project, apply the Gantt Chart View – make sure you are not selecting any particular task – on the Format tab, click Bar Styles – modify the pattern as desired and click OK.
What does the “Bar Styles” functionality do?
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By using the Bar Styles functionality, you can make view-wide changes to all the bars in the Gantt Chart view, which is different from the Bar option, that applies format changes only to the specific line item you've selected.
Where can I change the “Advanced Options” for my project?
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To make changes in the Advanced tab from the Options dialog box click File – Options – Advanced.
Does changing the currency settings apply for all projects?
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Changing the currency settings only affect the current project.
How can I change the color for the sheet rows in Gantt Chart?
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To change the color for the sheet rows go to Format - Gridlines - Line to change - Sheet Rows then in the Normal section click on color and choose one from the given color palete.
How to change the width of an existing column without using the menu tools?
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To change the width of an existing column you must hoover over the side edges of the column until the cursor changes into a cross , then by holding the click move the mouse to the left or right, to shrink or to extend.
How to change the width of an existing column precisely?
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To change the width of an existing column precisely you must double click on the column, then change the width input by clicking the up and down arrows.
How to center the name of a column?
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To center the name of a column double click on the column , then click on Align Title - Center.
When I hide a column, do I erase all its data?
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When you hide a column you do not lose its data. The hide option is designed to cutomise the sheet view and avoid overcrowding.
How to change the height of Gantt bars?
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To change the height of Gantt bars go into Gantt Chart view then click on Format - Layout and change in the Bar height dialog box the size of the bars then press ok.
How to make the milestones appear as red diamonds in Gantt Chart?
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To change the shape or color of a milestone in Gantt Chart go to Format - Bar styles. Click in the row named milestone on the appearance cell corespondent to the row and select the shape and color then press ok.
How do I update the column definition?
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On editable views, columns can be updated by double clicking on the column header in the grid and changing the column definition (field name, title, title and data alignment or column width).​
Which views support style customizations?
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The views which can be customized are Gantt Chart, Task Sheet, Resource Sheet and Tracking Gantt.​
How can I customize bar appearance in Gantt Chart or Tracking Gantt views?
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The appearance of the task bars can be changed by using the “Bar Styles” or “Bar” options from the “Format” menu. By using the “Bar Styles” option, all the bars belonging to the modified category (milestone tasks, manual tasks, etc) will be changed. By using the “Bar” option, the customizations will only apply to the bar which corresponds to the selected task from grid.
How do I change the appearance of a summary task in Gantt Chart?
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To change the appearance for the summary task click on Format - Bar Styles - Summary - Appearance. In the lower bottom of the window modify the appearance as desired then click OK.
How do I change the appearance of the project summary task in Gantt Chart?
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To change the appearance for the project summary task click on Format - Bar Styles - Project Summary - Appearance. In the lower bottom of the window modify the appearance as desired then click OK.
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