Tag Archives: Gantt Chart

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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