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Progress Lines in the Gantt Chart

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  • Hi all,

    Does anyone have any idea why I can not see the progress lines in the middle of the Gantt Chart bars. They have all disappeared since we updated from Project 2003 to 2010, which is very frustrating seeing many stages of different project have been completed, but looking at the Gantt Chart you wouldnt think it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

     

    Gary.

    Monday, January 09, 2012 12:09 PM

Answers

  • Gary --
     
    I am not sure why you are missing the progress lines in your Gantt Chart,
    but try the following to see if this helps:
     
    1.  Open a project that is missing the progress lines and apply the Gantt
    Chart view.
    2.  Double-click anywhere in the white part of the Gantt Chart pane (right
    side of the Gantt chart view).
     
    3.  In the Bar Styles dialog, somewhere in the list of styles you should see
    an item called Progress.  It should appear near or at the very bottom of the
    list.  If you do not see the Progress item, then create a new item as
    follows:
     
    Name = Progress
    Appearance = fourth item on the Middle pick list and the Color is Black
    Show For ... Tasks = Normal
    Row = 1
    From = Actual Start
    To = Complete Through
     
    4.  Click the OK button.
     
    After completing the above steps, you should now see the progress lines in
    the Gantt Chart view for the selected project.  If this solved your problem
    for that particular project, you will need to copy the newly-formatted Gantt
    Chart view to your Global.mpt file so that you can apply it to every other
    project.  To use the Organizer, click File > Info > Organizer and copy the
    Gantt Chart view from the right side of the dialog (in the project) to the
    left side of the dialog (into the Global.mpt file).  Let us know if 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"

    Monday, January 09, 2012 2:35 PM
    Moderator

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  • I don't know why you can't see them. There could be a lot of reasons. Perhaps first try to right mouse click on the Gantt chart, and toggle on the Progress Lines.
    --rms www.rmschneider.com
    Monday, January 09, 2012 1:53 PM
  • Gary --
     
    I am not sure why you are missing the progress lines in your Gantt Chart,
    but try the following to see if this helps:
     
    1.  Open a project that is missing the progress lines and apply the Gantt
    Chart view.
    2.  Double-click anywhere in the white part of the Gantt Chart pane (right
    side of the Gantt chart view).
     
    3.  In the Bar Styles dialog, somewhere in the list of styles you should see
    an item called Progress.  It should appear near or at the very bottom of the
    list.  If you do not see the Progress item, then create a new item as
    follows:
     
    Name = Progress
    Appearance = fourth item on the Middle pick list and the Color is Black
    Show For ... Tasks = Normal
    Row = 1
    From = Actual Start
    To = Complete Through
     
    4.  Click the OK button.
     
    After completing the above steps, you should now see the progress lines in
    the Gantt Chart view for the selected project.  If this solved your problem
    for that particular project, you will need to copy the newly-formatted Gantt
    Chart view to your Global.mpt file so that you can apply it to every other
    project.  To use the Organizer, click File > Info > Organizer and copy the
    Gantt Chart view from the right side of the dialog (in the project) to the
    left side of the dialog (into the Global.mpt file).  Let us know if 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"

    Monday, January 09, 2012 2:35 PM
    Moderator