GANTT EVENTS VIEW: DISPLAY SETTINGS

 

Access

Important

The display settings are displayed automatically when a view is created.

There are several ways to access a view’s Display Settings:

 

  • Go to Global Settings > Click on Predefined views > Choose the view > Display settings, or

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  • Go to Display > Click on Display settings, or
  • Click on the vp7_fr_bouton_parametres_affichage button in the view header then on Display settings.

In all cases, a window appears.

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Events List tab

 

Display rows numbers

Enable this button to display the events row numbers.

 

Display totals

Enable this button to display the total values of the numerical, control column and operation headings.

 

Size of icons

Choose the size of icons from 16 to 64 pixels.

 

Labels

You can choose one or more headings to view for events or event attributes.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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To add a label, select the label in the left-hand part, then move it to the right-hand part using the arrows.

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You can also sort appearance of data in the time bar using the sorting arrows.

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Font

Right-click to open the font definition window:

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You can choose:

  • a font,
  • a style (bold, italics, etc.),
  • a character size.

Dimensions Icons

You can choose one or more dimensions to show the event icons.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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To do so, simply drag them from left to right using the arrows:

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Dimensions colors

Each event’s background color can be:

  • one color if a single dimension is chosen to show the color,

  • multi-colored if several dimensions are chosen to show the color.

Warning

If several dimensions are chosen, the colors will only be visible in Details mode.

In Table mode, only the color of the first dimension appears.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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List of allowed hierarchy

You can shorten the list of events hierarchies allowing you to create events by choosing from the list of existing hierarchies.

When using this view, you will only be able to create events using the hierarchies chosen.

 

Allowed filters of ‘Dimension’

Select the dimension filters that will be available for use in this view.

SCHEDULE tab

 

This tab is for configuration of the schedule grid.

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Daily calendar

From among the existing daily calendars, choose the one to be seen as the background color for the planner grid.

Note

This calendar is not necessarily from the view’s resources.

Hourly calendar

From among the existing hourly calendars, choose the one to be seen as the background color for the planner grid.

Note

This calendar is not necessarily from the view’s resources.

Column width

Enter a numerical value corresponding to the width in pixels of each column in the planner grid.

 

Font

Right-click to open the font definition window:

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You can choose:

  • a font,
  • a style (bold, italics, etc.),
  • a character size.

Set to the current date

Enable this box to set the planner to the current date, the first time the view is started.

 

Time scale

Select the time scale of the view.

Scroll to the current date

Enable this button to set the schedule to today’s date each time it’s opened.

Scroll

You can define the view scrolling method when using scroll arrows.

The possibilities are:

  • Free: the schedule scrolls like a continuous, endless document,
  • Day: the planner can only be viewed day by day The view always represents a single entire day. The view always represents a single entire day,
  • Week: same as Day. The view always represents a single entire week,
  • Month: same as Day. The view always represents a single entire month,
  • Year: same as Day. The view represents a single entire year.

 

Horizontal grid

Enable this button to show the horizontal grid on the planner.

If this button is disabled, there is an alternating color of each line on the schedule.

The line colors are darker on nodes (tree mode) when the button is disabled.

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Display hourly calendars

Enable this button to display the hourly calendars of the resources.

 

Non working days

Enable this button to display the days whose period type is non working.

Night hours

Enable this button to display the night hours.

These night hours are determined by the start and end times explained below.

 

Vertical grid

Enable this button to show the vertical grid on the planner.

 

Display weeks

Enable this button to display the week numbers next to the date on the schedule.

This option is only necessary when the time scale is:

  • Day,
  • 1/2 Day,
  • 1/3 Day,
  • or 1/4 Day.

 

Start hour

Each day can be limited by a start time and an end time.

These times are the same for every day in the view, regardless of the time scale.

Specify the start hour for the days.

This start hour is only necessary when the night hours option is disabled.

This start hour is not linked to the hourly calendars.

 

End hour

Each day can be limited by a start time and an end time.

These times are the same for every day in the view, regardless of the time scale.

Specify the end time for the days.

This end hour is only necessary when the night hours option is disabled.

This end hour is not linked to the hourly calendars.

 

Period

Here, you must specify the the associated Time Period used to limit the planner display.

If you choose a customized period, you can create a period linked solely to this planner display (see Customized).

Background color

You can choose the view’s background color.

This color is for days and times where the type of period does not have a color.

This choice also applies to the resources background color if no such color is specified.

 

Display current date line

Enable this button to display the day’s date and current time via a vertical line.

 

Display links

Enable this button to display the links between events in the view.

Most of these properties are also available in the display menu or by right-clicking on the planner header.

Events tab

 

This tab is for configuration of the duration bars.

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Dimension for border color

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This list enables you to choose the dimension whose resources color will be used as the time bar border color.

Use the  button to edit the chosen dimension and modify its default color.

Border thickness

You can define the thickness of this colored border by modifying the numerical value of this thickness.

 

Dimensions for background colors

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The duration bar background color can be:

  • none,
  • one color if a single dimension is chosen to show the color,
  • or multi-colored if several dimensions are chosen to show the color.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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In this window, simply drag them from left to right using the arrows:

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You can also sort the order of appearance of dimension colors in the time bar using the sorting arrows.

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Show critical path

Enable this button to show the critical path in the schedule, i.e. the shortest possible time to complete the project.

 

Color of the critical path

Choose the color of the events of the critical path. The events and links of the critical path are displayed in this color.

Word wrap

Enable this button to force a line return in duration bar texts depending on their widths.

 

Fixed height

Enable this button to set the same row height for all schedule events.

 

Font

Right-click to open the font definition window:

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You can choose:

  • a font,
  • a style (bold, italics, etc.),
  • a character size.

Text on duration bars

You can choose one or more headings to view for events or event attributes.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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To add a label, select the label in the left-hand part, then move it to the right-hand part using the arrows.

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You can also sort appearance of data in the duration bar using the sorting arrows.

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Show according to the calendar

Enable this button to cut the event duration bars:

  • according to the hourly resource calendars if the time scale is less than one day,
  • according to the daily resource calendars if the time scale is more than one day.

The events will then be displayed cut if they overlap non working periods.

 

On one line

This button is used to put:

  • All the labels on the same line, if enabled;
  • One label on each line, if disabled.

 

Separator

If display of the labels is on one row, it is necessary to define one or more characters to separate the labels.

 

Display titles

Enable this button to display the label names visible on the duration bar.

 

Position

You can choose the position of the labels in relation to the duration bar.

The possible choices are as follows:

  • Left,
  • Right,
  • Center,
  • External. In this last case, the labels are visible outside the time bar, to the right.

 

Always visible

Select this button to make the icons visible even if the time bar is narrower than the icon.

 

Position of icons

You can display one or more icons on the time bar.

These icons can be aligned:

  • to the left,
  • or to the right of the duration bar.

 

Dimensions icons

You can choose one or more dimensions to show the event icons.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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To do so, simply drag them from left to right using the arrows:

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You can also sort the order of appearance of dimension icons in the time bar using the sorting arrows.

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Size of icons

Choose the size of icons from 16 to 64 pixels.

 

Display the progress bar

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You must enable this button to display the progress status on the duration bar.

 

Progress color

You can choose the progress bar color by left-clicking on the color.

The color map then opens.

 

Position of the bar

This choice list enables you to define the position of the progress bar on the duration bar.

This position can be:

  • High,

  • Center,

  • Low.

 

Urgent color

The urgent color indicates the event’s status is urgent.

It is visible

  • as the progress bar color,

  • or the border color.

You can choose the color of the progress bar by left-clicking on the color.

The color map then opens.

Important

This is only useful if the achievement is manual. In automatic achievement mode, the event cannot be urgent.

Event filters allowed

The list of filters available in the view can be shortened by choosing from the existing filters.

 

Tooltips as duration bars

You can display different information in the duration bars and the tooltips.

By disabling this button, the information displayed in the tooltip can be different from the information shown in the duration bar.

 

Text of tooltips

If the previous button is disabled, you can modify the tooltip labels.

Use the  button to open the following window:

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To add a label, select the label in the left-hand part, then move it to the right-hand part using the arrows.

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You can also sort appearance of data in the time bar using the sorting arrows.

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Workloads tab

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Display total

Enable this button to display an additional workload that calculates the total of visible workloads.

 

Display workloads

Enable this button to display the workloads selected below in the Schedule view.

 

Workloads

Choose the workload(s) to display in the Gantt events view.

Printing tab

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Use this tab to define the view printing settings. (See Printing a view)

Adjusting

To adjust printing to the page size.

The possible adjustments are:

  • None,
  • To the page,
  • To the width,
  • To the height.

The row height when printing on several pages is adjusted to the maximum height encountered during the entire printed period.

 

Footer

To define the printing footer:

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The following buttons enable you to define automatic information:

  • : Page number,
  • visual-planning-8-number-of-page-button: Number of pages,
  • visual-planning-8-print-date-button: Print date,
  • visual-planning-8-print-time-button: Print time,
  • visual-planning-8-schedule-name-button: Schedule name,
  • visual-planning-8-view-name-button: View name,
  • visual-planning-8-name-of-user-button: Name of user,
  • visual-planning-8-name-permission-group-button: Name of permission group.

You can also type in a specific text directly in the relevant zone.

 

Header

To define the printing header:

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The following buttons enable you to define automatic information:

  • : Page number,
  • visual-planning-8-number-of-page-button: Number of pages,
  • visual-planning-8-print-date-button: Print date,
  • visual-planning-8-print-time-button: Print time,
  • visual-planning-8-schedule-name-button: Schedule name,
  • visual-planning-8-view-name-button: View name,
  • visual-planning-8-name-of-user-button: Name of user,
  • visual-planning-8-name-permission-group-button: Name of permission group.

You can also type in a specific text directly in the relevant zone.

 

Page layout

 

The following window appears, where you can define the default page layout settings of the selected view:

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You must specify the page layout characteristics in this window.

You can save this page layout definition in a favorite display.

You must then click on OK to validate the page layout.

 

Show logo

Enable this button to show the logo at the top left in the printing output.

 

Select logo

The logo is an image file that can be displayed in the printing output.

This image is unique for the entire schedule.

Click on […] to display the following window:

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Browse the directories to select an image file, then click on the Open button.

Synchronization tab

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Synchronization of a view consists in defining the characteristics that will be dependent on the other views.

The possibilities are as follows:

 

Events filter

You can synchronize the view’s events filter with the events filters of the other views.

 

Resource filter

You can synchronize the view’s resources filter with the filters of the other views.

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