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Gnatt Chart non-working days RRS feed

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  • In the Gnatt view, each task has different working and nonworking days (as defined by different calendars).  Is it possible for only the working days to display in the Gnatt chart, or to at least have non-working days shaded in each individual bar?
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:07 AM

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  • There can only be one calendar driving working and non-woring days in a Gantt chart. You cannot superimpose non-working days on individual bars, sorry!

    Rod Gill

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    Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:33 AM
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  • Kim --

    If you have different calendars applied as Task calendars on every task in your project, then no, there is no way to force the Gantt Chart to only show the common working days in all of those calendars.  Personally, I am wondering why you have applied a Task calendar to every task in your project, given the fact that doing do is a schedule override to the task schedule, and possible even the working schedule of the resource assigned to the task.  Also, you cannot display non-working days as shading in the actual Gantt bars.  Sorry.  Hope this helps.


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    Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:14 PM
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  • Kim --

    If you have different calendars applied as Task calendars on every task in
    your project, then no, there is no way to force the Gantt Chart to only show
    the common working days in all of those calendars.  Personally, I am
    wondering why you have applied a Task calendar to every task in your
    project, given the fact that doing do is a schedule override to the task
    schedule, and possible even the working schedule of the resource assigned to
    the task.  Also, you cannot display non-working days as shading in the
    actual Gantt bars.  Sorry.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:14 PM
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  • Thanks for the answers. Maybe I could look at the problem a different way.  (I am, FYI, brand new to Project and still trying to work it out).

    I have a few dozen top level tasks, all with different start and end dates and with different patterns of when they occur, i.e. some are every working day, some only Sat and Sun, and some only Tues. and Thurs.  I am trying to get a visual representation (in the form of a calendar preferably, not a list) of top level tasks that shows which ones will be occurring on any given week.

    I currently have them set up so each task has its own calendar with customized working time to account for this, but that doesn't seem to work.  

     

    Any suggestions? Perhaps I am over-complicating the solution?

    Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:56 AM
  • Kim --

    Have you looked at the Calendar view of your project in Microsoft Project 2010?


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    Sunday, July 31, 2011 7:55 PM
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