Tag Archives: Gantt Chart

Microsoft Project – creating link lines on Gantt Chart itself

I was asked at my last Microsoft Project training session whether tasks can be linked on the Gantt Chart itself rather than in the Entry table. Although it is not my preferred way of working, it can be done. Type … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – show status date

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 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – showing less labels in the legend when printing a Gantt Chart

When you print off a Gantt Chart, there are a lot of labels included in the legend which means that it takes up a lot of space at the bottom of the printout. If you are not using all the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – greying out non-working days on Gantt Chart

If non-working days are not greyed out on your Gantt Chart when working with Microsoft Project, right-click over the Timescale and from the shortcut menu, click Timescale. Select the Non-working time tab. Select Behind task bars in the Draw section. … Continue reading

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Removing today’s date line from Microsoft Project Gantt Chart

Last week, I was asked by someone I was training how to remove the line showing today’s date from the Gantt Chart as he found it distracting. To remove today’s date line from a Gantt Chart: On the Gantt Chart … Continue reading

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Creating a Gantt Chart using Microsoft Excel – part 2

In a recent blog, I demonstrated how to create a Gantt chart using conditional formatting in Microsoft Excel. In this blog, I demonstrate creating a Gantt chart in Microsoft Excel using a stacked bar chart. In columns A, B and … Continue reading

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Creating a Gantt Chart using Microsoft Excel – Part 1

If you do not have Microsoft Project but still want to produce a Gantt Chart, you can do so with Microsoft Excel. In this blog, I demonstrate how to do so using Conditional Formatting; in a future blog, I will … Continue reading

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