Adding a Slack Bar Style to Other Gantt Chart Views


Adding a Slack Bar Style to Other Gantt Chart Views

A useful addition to the Tracking Gantt or the view you build to monitor your critical path is a bar that represents the slack for each task. This bar is drawn from the finish date of a task to the measure called Total Slack.

Adding a Slack Bar

graphics/one_icon.jpg Display the view of your choice. In this example, we will be editing the Tracking Gantt view.

graphics/two_icon.jpg Click Format, Bar Styles to display the Bar Styles dialog.

graphics/three_icon.jpg Highlight the row just below the Task bar.

graphics/four_icon.jpg Click the Insert Row button.

graphics/five_icon.jpg In the Name field, enter Slack.

graphics/six_icon.jpg In the Show For Tasks field, enter Normal, Noncritical.

graphics/seven_icon.jpg In the From field, select Finish.

graphics/eight_icon.jpg In the To field, select Total Slack.

graphics/nine_icon.jpg In the Shape field, select the last shape, which is a thin line drawn at the bottom of the row.

graphics/ten_icon.jpg Select the desired pattern and color .

graphics/eleven_icon.jpg Click OK.

graphics/tweleve_icon.jpg The new Slack bar is drawn for noncritical tasks, and is drawn from the finish of the task to the date to which it could slip and not affect the project finish date.


Show Me. Microsoft Office Project 2003
Show Me Microsoft Office Project 2003
ISBN: 0789730693
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 204 © 2008-2017.
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