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  • New to Project 2010.  I've created a timeline but am unable to view the full start to finish date without it being set to "call out".  I've seen timelines set up with dates overlapping on different lines with the full date, but can't seem to find where to do this.  I've tried dragging and moving it and also adding lines to the timeline.  Thanks for any help!
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:30 PM

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  • Hello Carrie-D,

    Can you pls provide a snapshot of your current Timeline view ? What do you mean by "the full start to finish date" ?


    Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:48 PM
  • You can use Zoom controls on the View tab to display the full text inside the task bars in the Timeline view. Pls zoom in to display larger bars with full text. 
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:10 PM
  • <v:group coordOrigin="-50 -18" coordSize="1190 232" style="left:0px;top:0px;width:1190px;height:232px;"><v:rect alt="December" filled="0" id="_x0000_s1011" stroked="0" title="December"><v:textbox id="_x0000_s1012" inset="0,0,0,0"></v:textbox></v:rect><v:polyline id="_x0000_s1013" points="1075,-6,1075,-1"><v:stroke color="#8ea3bd" dashStyle="Solid" weight="1"></v:stroke></v:polyline><v:rect alt="Bldg. #5 Type 1-A Tue 9/4/12 - Fri 11/30/12" id="_x0000_s1014" strokeColor="#ffffff" strokeWeight="1" style="top:0px;" title="Bldg. #5 Type 1-A Tue 9/4/12 - Fri 11/30/12"><v:fill colors="0 #375e8e;19660f #16355a;26214f #16355a;1 #375e8e" type="gradient"><v:textbox id="_x0000_s1015" inset="1,1,1,1">

    Bldg. #5  Type 1-A

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:11 PM
  • Sorry's it's not very clear.  The second item is Sheetrock, your only able to view the start date.  Can you wrap the text?


    Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:12 PM
  • Project applies text wrapping to the task name but not to the dates in the bars. I would suggest you change date format into a shorter one. 

    As an alternative, you can copy the Timeline view to another application (Excel, Powerpoint) and edit the text inside the bars there. 


    • Proposed as answer by Ismet Kocaman Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:52 PM
    Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:24 PM