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Edit Gantt Chart Data
You can find the following elements in a Gantt chart.
- Summary Task
- Task Links (Task dependencies)
- Taks Label
- Task Hyperlink(Link to the task resource)
When you select a task on a Gantt chart, it will become orange, and you can press the Ctrl key and click another task to select multiple tasks. Right-click on the selected task, the context menu will pop up and you can choose to move the task or add a sub-task.
The following table shows how to set the operations.
|Change a task name||Double-click the cell in Task Name column and type a new name.|
|Change task start or finish date||
|Change task duration||Double-click the cells in Duration column, type the new value.|
|Change task complete percentage||
Click on the left margin of the task bar, hold the mouse and move to the date you want.
|Add a new task||
|Delete a task||
|Change task style||Select a task or multiple tasks, choose the fill color on color bar of the footer or go to the Style pane.|
|Transform a taskbar to a milestone||Make the finish date same as start date or check Milestone on the bottom of Gantt Chart pane.Note: A milestone can be changed back to a taskbar.|
|Delete a milestone||Uncheck Milestone on Gantt Chart pane or delete the task.|
|Add a sub-task||Select a task, click Indent on Gantt Chart pane. Note: In the example, Task 2 and 3 are subtasks of Task 1. Task 1 is the summary task of Task 2 and 3.|
|Remove a sub-task||Select a subordinate task, click Outdent on Gantt Chart pane.|
Task Links (Task dependencies)
|Unlink tasks||Select the linked tasks, click Unlink Tasks on Gantt Chart pane.|
You can add text labels to the taskbar to have more descriptions of the task. Right-click the task, click Add Left Label or Add Right Label on the context menu. Double-click the labels to edit the text, and you can also move the label.
Task Hyperlink (Link to Task Resource)
Right-click the column name, click Insert column and check Hyperlink to add a Hyperlink column. Right-click the task, click Hyperlink on task context menu to add hyperlinks. Refer to Insert Hyperlink and see how to insert a hyperlink in the task.