The Status date is the date at which you have the most up-to-date information for tracking on a project plan. By default it is the current date but may be an earlier date if you have received updates from the team but haven’t had chance to update the project plan.
If the status date is not the current date, it can be changed by clicking on the Project tab, then in the Status group, click Status Date, type in the required date and click OK.
To have the Status Date showing on the Gantt Chart, right-click over the Gantt Chart area, then select Gridlines. The Gridlines dialog box will be displayed.
From the Line to change list, select Status Date.
From the Type dropdown, select the line type you want to see on your Gantt Chart for your Status Date.
From the Color dropdown, select the line colour for the Status Date.
Click OK. The line will be displayed on your Gantt Chart.
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