Adding vertical lines in the Gantt Chart every day, week or month RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to add vertical lines in the Gantt Chart every day, week or month......

    Luai Alrantisi, BSc in Computer Engineering, University of Ottawa 2007, Canada. IT Manager of MTN Mobile Telecom.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:13 PM

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  • Irantisi --

    Yes, this is possible.  Click the Format tab to display the Format ribbon.  In the Format section at the left end of the ribbon, click Gridlines > Gridlines.  In the Gridlines dialog, select the Bottom Tier item on the left side of the dialog.  Select a value on the Type and Color pick lists and then click the OK button.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:02 PM
  • Could you add a vertical line to the gantt for a specific date?  We have a date that we need to keep our eyes on and we would like to add a bold vertical line for it.
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:33 PM
  • right click on the chart and choose gridlines. Whatever's there, you can have, but that list is all there is and none of them are what you want, some arbitrary date.

    But better perhaps would be to put the event in the task list with zero duration and a MSO date constraint. Copy the current date (make it whatever you like) from project information and paste that into the constraint date in task information, advanced. Then make a vertical line for current date.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:58 PM
  • Abby1428,

    Yes, try these steps.

    1. Select Format > Drawings group (far right side) > Drawing icon

    2. Select the line tool

    3. On the Gantt display place your cursor at the top (just below the timescale itself) on the date of interest and drag down to the bottom of the screen. Don't worry if you can't drag vertical or if you have more tasks than fill a single screen, the line characteristics will be adjusted in the next step.

    4. Double click on the line to bring up the Format Drawing window. Use the line & fill tab to set the line color and width and the size & position tab to set the date (if you happened to miss is when you drew the line) and the length. The latter may require a little trial and error.

    Hope this helps.


    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 2:20 PM