Gantt Chart Symbols

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Pre-drawn Gantt chart symbols will greatly help create accurate Gantt chart and documentation.

Edraw Gantt chart templates offer you plenty of special Gantt shapes. You will find these shapes of great help when drawing the Gantt diagrams.

Gantt Chart Symbols

Gantt Chart Shapes

Gantt Chart Symbols

Gantt chart

Gantt charts are useful to show additional information about the various tasks or phases of the project. A Gantt chart allows you to see at a glance about what the various activities are, when each activity begins and ends, how long each activity is scheduled to last.

Summary tasks

Summary tasks can contain other summary tasks as subtasks.

Task dependencies

Task dependencies displays the dependencies between tasks.


Task is used to show planned start and end dates.

Task progress

Task progress displays the completeness of the task.


Milestone defines the general task properties.

The following picture is the commonly-used symbols we provide in our software including flags of five colors, dynamic arrow, dynamic progress, numbers, question, idea, completed, cancel, happy or sad face, etc.

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Thumbs up is a gesture in which you hold your hand out with your thumb pointed up in order to say yes, to show approval, etc.

Thumbs down is a gesture in which you hold your hand out with your thumb pointed down in order to say no, to show disapproval, etc.

V sign is a hand gesture in which the first and second fingers are raised and parted, whilst the remaining fingers are clenched. It is commonly used to represent the letter "V" as in "victory".

Need fresh looking Gantt chart symbols for your design? These Gantt chart symbols are a cinch to pop in. And their crisp, fine detail will make spectacular, easy-to-understand diagrams and presentations to your customers.

How to Create a Professional Gantt chart?

Before creating a Gantt chart, you are suggested to download a professional Gantt chart tool - Edraw Project

Edraw Project: a professional interactive Gantt chart tool

  • Visualize how projects evolve over time
  • Schedule, mange, and track your projects in real-time
  • Provide various Gantt chart templates and easy-to-use
  • Easy to estimate project costs and manage budgets
  • Compatible with MS office files (e.g. Microsoft Project)
  • Collaborate with team members effortlessly

Take a closer look at the following Video Tutorials to create your own Gantt charts right away

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