The Calendar view is probably the simplest view available in Project; however, even the Calendar view offers several formatting options. This view is especially useful for sharing schedule information with resources or other stakeholders who prefer a traditional “month-at-a-glance” format rather than a more detailed view, such as the Gantt Chart view.
In this exercise, you reformat summary and critical tasks in the Calendar view.
On the View menu, click Calendar.
The Calendar view appears. It displays four weeks at a time, and it draws task bars on the days on which tasks are scheduled. Depending on your screen resolution, you might see additional task bars in the Calendar view.
On the Format menu, click Bar Styles.
The Bar Styles dialog box appears. The additional item type you would like to show on the Calendar view is a summary bar.
In the Task type box, click Summary.
In the Bar type box, click Line in the drop-down list.
The next item type to reformat is critical tasks.
In the Task type box, click Critical.
In the Pattern box, select the second option in the drop-down list: the solid black bar.
In the Color box, select Red from the drop-down list.
Your screen should look similar to the following illustration:
Click OK to close the Bar Styles dialog box.
On the Format menu, click Layout Now.
Project applies the format options to the Calendar view. Rather than scrolling through the Calendar view, you can jump right to a specific date.
On the Edit menu, click Go To.
In the Date box (not the ID box), type or select 9/26/05, and then click OK.
The Calendar view displays the first critical tasks. Your screen should look similar to the following illustration:
CLOSE: the Parnell Film 17 file.