Is it possible to create Gantt bars with Multiple colors?... RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I am unsing Project 2007 stand alone professional.  I know how to change the gantt bar colors using a flag and setting the bar style to that flag, but what I would like to do is have the gantt bar appear in different colors in the timeline for the phase the task is currently.  For example:

    If the task is in the design phase the gantt bar appears 'yellow'. However the "bar style" color is effecting the entire timeline.  I would like the gantt to show green for the development phase etc.

    What is the best solution/workaround to show different colors graphically (in the gantt) for the different phases?

    Thank you!

    Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:54 PM


  • Hi,

    I've been doing something similar but it only works for summary tasks.

    There you can roll up individual bars that roll up with their own color (Show For... could typically be Rollup,Flag7) but that means you need subtasks lasting the duration of a phase..

    So yes, it's perfectly doable to have multicolor bars but I doubt whether that may help you in this case.

    But I hope it does!


    Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:51 PM