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APPLIES TO: GANTT CHART

Think of the Gantt Header as the “axis” of the Gantt chart. The Gantt header provides the scale upon which the chart is created. Considering the Gantt chart header as the “axis” of the chart, the levels of chart header are analogous to the major and minor scale of the axis.

You may choose which periods to display in your header by clicking up to three desired periods in the Timeline section of the Edit Chart Toolbar (Y, Q, M, W, D). Each button contains a dropdown so you may also choose the display of those periods (i.e. January, Jan, J).

SHADING/HIGHLIGHTING

Right click in the header to see the all of your formatting options for shading, format, and defining your date range. You have full flexibility to color any part or all of your header.

Other options include the ability to choose between a week start day of Sunday or Monday, and the ability to define your weekend days. These are found in the Misc tab of the Format Task Pane And All of these options are also able to set as default values in the Preference Manager.

DATE RANGE

You may also choose a date range for the chart in the Format Task Pane. The start and end date may either be automatically calculated based on the chart data, or you can choose a start and end date manually by unchecking the Automatic Range checkbox.  A calendar control is provided to allow you to enter the dates.  

HIDE/SHOW WEEKEND DAYS

You have the option to hide the display of weekends in your Gantt chart as well as designate which days are defined as weekend days.  

 
To hide weekends in your Gantt chart, click the Hide Weekends checkbox in the Timeline section of the Edit Chart toolbar. If you have a timeline in a section of a weekend, the following rules will apply to your timeline.
 

The duration of the timeline will change to number of workdays. It will not include weekends. 

If a timeline element ends on a weekend, the element will stop on previous business day before the weekend 

If a timeline element starts on a weekend, the element will start on following business day after the weekend. 

If a milestone is on a weekend, the milestone will move to the previous business day.

You can also define which two consecutive days are considered weekends. To define weekend days, go to Format Chart --> Misc tab and in the Weekend Days section, choose which two consecutive days you would like to be considered a weekend.

You can also set default weekend days in the Gantt Charts tab of the Preference Manager. Doing so will define the selected days as weekends in all of your gantt charts.

 

SHOW COLUMNS

You have the option to hide the display of the Tasks list in your Gantt chart. Timeline elements will draw from the left hand side of the chart.  

 

TIME HEADING FORMAT

The start and end date may either be automatically calculated based on the chart data, or you can choose a start and end date manually.  

You may also choose which periods comprise your chart header.  A single level may be yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, or daily.  To do this, simply click the desired periods in the Edit Chart toolbar you wish to include.

Typically the starting month for Q1 is January, but you can customize the starting month for Q1 in the Format task pane.  

1.First ensure you are displaying Quarters in your heading, by checking the Quarters checkbox in the Edit Chart toolbar.

2.Click the Format button

3.Go to the Misc tab and in the Fiscal Year section choose the Q1 start month from the drop down menu.

Yearly

Quarterly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily