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A Gantt chart row is defined as a single task, regardless of its level.  The graphical display of a task consists of one or more timelines or milestones.  


To add a task you can select Insert Task from the Edit Chart toolbar. You can also simply press Cntl Enter on your keyboard. Double click the task to edit the text.  To add a new task immediately after an existing task, you can simply press ENTER.  

To demote a task (move it to the right to make it a subtask), press the tab key. To promote a task (move it to the left), press Shift Tab.  Use Ctrl Up or Ctrl Down to move tasks up or down. You can also insert tasks before or after your selected task by right clicking on the selected task and choosing the appropriate option or using a keyboard shortcut.  Click Mekko Graphics Shortcuts for a full list of shortcut options.

To delete a task, select the task area, right click and choose Delete. Remember, a task is comprised of all of its subtasks, so if you delete a task, you will also delete any subtasks associated with it.

You have the option to hide the entire task section in your Gantt chart by deselecting the Show Column checkbox.


The rows, in turn, contain timeline items such as processes, bars, lines, brackets and milestones.

You can select a row and drag it to another location by holding down and dragging your mouse to the desired location.

Each row can be formatted with a horizontal separator line and/or row shading. To add shading to a row, right click on the row, and from the floating toolbar, choose a color from the background color dropdown menu. If you wish the color to also include subtasks, choose the Task Background Fills Subtasks button. If you wish the color to include the entire row, including timeline elements, choose the button Task Background Includes Whole Row.  To show horizontal separators, choose the button Show Separator from the floating toolbar.