Lounge - How to Add a Task Name to a Gantt Bar

Asked By irene on 05-Oct-11 01:33 PM
How to Add a Task Name to a Gantt Bar?
Suchit shah replied to irene on 05-Oct-11 01:47 PM

To call attention to task bars on a Gantt view, such as a milestone or summary task, you can change their color, shape, or pattern to separate them from other bars of a particular type.

  1. Apply a Gantt view.
  2. On the Format menu, click Bar Styles.

You can also double-click within the chart portion of a Gantt view, but not on individual bars.

  1. In the Name field, click the type of Gantt bar (such as Task or Progress) that you want to format, and then click the Bars tab.

If the Gantt bar type doesn't appear in the table, you can create a new Gantt bar for the task type you want.

  1. Under StartMiddle, and End, click the shapes, types or pattern, and colors for the bar.

Some categories have only a start shape (such as milestone), while others have a start shape, middle bar, and end shape (such as summary tasks).

You can also change the color, shape, or pattern of an individual Gantt bar, rather than a type of bar, if you want to highlight a specific task in your plan.

  1. Apply a Gantt view.
  2. In the Task Name field, select the task whose Gantt bar you want to change.

You can also double-click an individual bar within the right side of a Gantt view, but not in the space between the bars.

  1. On the Format menu, click Bar, and then click the Bar Shape tab.
  2. Under StartMiddle, and End, select shapes, types or pattern, and colors for the bar.

Double-click the other bars to format them, being careful to point to the bars and not to the space surrounding them. If more than one bar is displayed for each task, only the topmost bar can be formatted by clicking Bar on the Format menu.

Suchit shah replied to irene on 05-Oct-11 01:48 PM
choose all tasks then

choose Format > Bar Styles 

see "Task" bars and "Critical Task"

To add the Task Name to any of those bars:

click the "Text" tab at the bottom of
the dialog box. 

pick up 1 of 5 places you may position information from
fields: Left, Right, Top, Bottom, and Inside.

click in the Left area and from the drop-down select Name from the list of fields.

finally click OK!

Suchit shah replied to irene on 05-Oct-11 01:49 PM
  • Click the "View" tab in the ribbon at the top of the Microsoft Project 2010 window.

  • 2

    Click "Gantt Chart" in the "Task Views" group to apply the Gantt chart view.

  • 3

    Double-click the single Gantt bar that you want to add a task name to and click "Bar Text" in the "Format Bar" dialog box.

  • 4

    Enter the task name in the "Left," "Right," "Top," "Bottom" and "Inside" fields that you wish to display on the Gantt bar in the chart.


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    Riley K replied to irene on 05-Oct-11 10:58 PM

    Follow these steps

    1. On the View menu, click Gantt Chart.
    2. On the Format menu, click Bar Styles.
    3. In the table, click the type of Gantt bar (such as Task or Progress) that you want to add text to, and then click the Text tab.
    4. In the LeftRightTopBottom, and Inside boxes, type or select the field that contains the data you want to display on the Gantt bar.

    To add text that is unique to each task, type or select a custom text field, such as Text1, Text2, or Text3. Text that you enter into these fields from other views will be automatically added to the Gantt bars.

    refer this links 

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/add-text-to-gantt-bars-HP045303741.aspx

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/format-the-bar-chart-portion-of-a-gantt-view-HA001225368.aspx#BM5

    Regards