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setting the default range for gantt chart in ms project RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I open Project 2007...lets say that the existing project displays Task Name, Duration, Start Date, Finish Date and Resource - along with the Gantt Chart to the right.  How can I set Project to display the date I'm opening it to show first when the application opens.

    For example...today is May 5.  When I open project and my timeline goes from Jan 1st. to Dec. 1st.  I want Project to take me directly to the items in the Gantt Chart for May 5.

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:14 PM

Answers

  • ravid57 --

    There is no default method to make this happen in Microsoft Project 2007. It would be very simple to just press Control + G and then select today's date in the Go To dialog.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:25 PM
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  • ravid57,

    The quickest way I've found to go right to a task I want, other than scrolling, is to use the Scroll To Task icon on the standard toolbar. The hotkey for it is: Cntl+Shift+F5

    However, once you have jumped to the current date task, Project will "remember" that timeframe when you close the file. When the file is re-opened, the timeline will be sitting at the current date, or whatever date was in the active view when the file was closed.

    Hope this helps.

    John

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:25 PM

All replies

  • ravid57 --

    There is no default method to make this happen in Microsoft Project 2007. It would be very simple to just press Control + G and then select today's date in the Go To dialog.  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, May 5, 2011 4:25 PM
    Moderator
  • ravid57,

    The quickest way I've found to go right to a task I want, other than scrolling, is to use the Scroll To Task icon on the standard toolbar. The hotkey for it is: Cntl+Shift+F5

    However, once you have jumped to the current date task, Project will "remember" that timeframe when you close the file. When the file is re-opened, the timeline will be sitting at the current date, or whatever date was in the active view when the file was closed.

    Hope this helps.

    John

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:25 PM
  • Thanks guys very much...
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:36 PM
  • ravid57,

    You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.

    John

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:22 PM