Microsoft Project – colour coding by Resource Group

I was asked by a client recently as to whether she could colour code by Resource Group.

First add column Resource Group to your view. You can always hide it again afterwards. You may also want to got to Gantt Chart Tools Format tab and get rid of the ticks by Project Summary Task and Summary Tasks for the time being though you will want to put them back afterwards.
Then from the Resource Group filter dropdown, get rid of the tick by Select All and put a tick by the first of your groups. If you want to change text colours of background colours in the entry table, select the filtered rows, and on the Home tab in the Font group, select your required font colour and/or background colour.
If you want to change bar colours, go to the Gantt Chart Tools Format tab and in the Bar Styles group, from the Format dropdown, click Bar, select your required colour.
Go back to the Resource Group dropdown, clear the filter and select your next group and follow the above instructions for colouring each group in turn.
This should work as long as not more than one Resource Group is assigned to any task!
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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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