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Note: You can configure the bar styles on a Gantt Chart by selecting the context sensitive menu Gantt Settings > Bar Styles
You can use the Bar Styles dialog box to customize the appearance of all Gantt bars that meet the specified conditions related to the type of information the bar represents. You can:
By default LiveProject will use the bar styles specified by project being viewed. To customize the styles yourself, uncheck the 'Use bar styles from Project' checkbox.
Allows you to save the current styles as the default user defined styles.
Loads the default bar style settings.
Shows the name of the Gantt bar. To add or change a name, click in the entry bar above the Gantt bar definition table, and then type or edit the bar name. If you print the Gantt Chart view, this name is used in the Gantt Chart view's printed legend. If you do not include a name for the bar, or if you type an asterisk (*) in front of the name, the bar is not displayed in the legend.
Shows the current width, color, and pattern for each bar. You can change these elements on the Bars tab below the Gantt bar definition table.
Shows the category of task the Gantt bar represents, for example, critical tasks or in-progress tasks. To create or change the task category for the selected Gantt bar, click in the field, click the down arrow, and then select the conditions you want the bar to represent.
You can combine multiple task categories for a Gantt bar, such as critical tasks that are marked and in progress. When you combine multiple categories, bars are drawn only for tasks that match all the types specified.
Shows the vertical position in which the bar appears on the Gantt Chart. You can show up to four rows, or bars, for each task. If bars have different row numbers, they are displayed in a vertical stack in relation to one another. Row 1 is the top row in the stack, and row 4 is the bottom row.
To enter or change the vertical position of a bar, click in the field, click the arrow, and then click 1, 2, 3, or 4.
If bars have the same row number, they are drawn in the same row and might overlap. The first one listed in the Gantt bar definition table is the first one drawn, and therefore can be obscured by another bar further down the table.
Show the date, percentage, or duration field that represents the beginning and end points for the selected Gantt bar. To enter or change the contents of the From or To field, click in the field, click the arrow, and then click the name of the field you want for the beginning or end point of the selected Gantt bar.
Allows you to add/delete and re-order the bar style rows. You can also move rows up and down using the green arrows to the left of the table.
Removes the selected row from the Gantt bar definition table and temporarily stores it so it can be pasted.
Inserts the last row you cut from the Gantt bar definition table (using the Cut Row button) above the selected row.
Adds a blank row in the Gantt bar definition table above the selected row.
Delete the selected row.
Shape Indicates the shape of the symbol at the beginning/end of the selected bar. Click the arrow to add or change the beginning/end shape. If you want no symbol at the beginning of the bar, click the first option.
Type Indicates the border style of the shape to be displayed at the beginning/end of the selected bar. Click the arrow to change the type. You can select Dashed, Framed, or Solid. For a completely solid shape with no border, click Solid.
Color Indicates the color of the shape at the beginning/end of the selected bar. Click the arrow to change the color of the beginning shape.
Shape Indicates the shape of the selected bar. Click the arrow to change the bar shape. If you want no visible bar shape, click the first option.
Pattern Indicates the fill pattern of the selected bar. Click the arrow to change the bar's fill pattern.
Color Indicates the color of the selected bar. Click the arrow to change the bar's color.
Left, Right, Top, Bottom, or Inside Show the name of the field whose contents will appear in position beside or on the Gantt bar. To add or change the text to be displayed for the selected Gantt bar, click in the field representing the position you want for the text (for example, Right), click the arrow, and then click the field (for example, Cost1). All task fields, including custom fields, are listed.
You can display the contents of one field per location. For example, you can show a task's name to the left of the bar, its resource names to the right.
If you add text to the top or bottom of the Gantt bar, the row height for the corresponding task sheet increases to accommodate the additional space needed.
To remove text from a Gantt bar, click in the field and select 'None' from the dropdown list (or leave it blank).