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T5/ MS Project - Tutorial: Scaling the Gantt

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In this MS Project tutorial, you will learn how to scale the Gantt chart:

  • Create a custom 3-level ladder
  • Highlight non-working days
  • Format the display

We will start by adjusting the display of the Gantt chart to have 3 levels of information. To do this, double-click on the Gantt bar. In the menu that appears, select "3 levels" in the time scale option.

Then go to the middle level and choose "Week" . For format, select "1,2,3,..." .

Then go to the lower level and select "Day" as the unit. Set the interval to one day instead of 7.

Then go to the “ Unemployed ” menu. Select a light gray color to show non-working days.

Once you have checked the display that appears at the bottom of the menu, click "OK" . And There you go. You have a 3-level display on a daily scale.

Now we will change the formatting of the Gantt chart. In the Format menu, click "Gridlines" . Then for the Gantt lines. Select a line shape and choose the color Light Gray . Once it's done, click "OK" .

To modify the bar lines, click "Gridlines" again , then select "Bar Line" . Change the shape of the line and select the gray color .

You can experiment with different formats and levels to see what works best for your project.

Finally, to zoom in on your Gantt chart, you can use the "ctrl" key and scroll on your mouse. You can also use the zoom function located at the bottom right of your screen.

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