EdrawProj User Guide

This guide will briefly introduce you to how to use EdrawProj and create Gantt charts in minutes.
Support Center > EdrawProj > User Guide
    • Create a Gantt Chart in 5 Steps
    • Configuration & Help of EdrawProj
    • Toolbar/Ribbon
    • Right Side Panel
    • Work with EdrawProj
    • Add/Insert/Name/Remove a Task
    • Indent & Outdent Tasks
    • Link & Unlink Tasks
    • Milestone
    • Insert a Hyperlink to a Task
    • Open Resource Window
    • Edit Resources
    • Assign Resources to Task
    • Zoom & Apply a Theme
    • Expand & Collapse & Columns
    • Resource Status
    • Task Visible Columns/Resources
    • Critical/Delay/Behind Tasks
    • Top Level Cost
    • Resource Cost/Task Work
    • Resource Work/Task Allocation
    • Find and Replace
    • Spelling Check
    • Undo and Redo
    • Open and Save a Gantt Chart
    • Find and Recover an Auto Saved File
    • Print and Export Gantt Chart
    • Keyboard Shortcuts

Create a Gantt Chart in 5 Steps

EdrawProj is a powerful project management tool with a user-friendly interface that allows users to create Gantt charts with simply mouse clicking. The software enables project managers to make schedules, allocate resources, track progress, manage budgets and analyze resource status and allocation for ongoing projects.

EdrawProj helps users schedule and manage projects. It gives an overall picture of project hierarchy and task reporting relationships so that managers could get insight for budget planning and resources allocation. The Reports options of Edraw Project allows users to generate a variety of reports from specific perspectives to analyze the project or share with others.

With EdrawProj, you can master the current progress through the timeline and multi-angle reports so that you can give appropriate solutions to different problems more quickly.

Configuration & Help of EdrawProj

System Requirements

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10 and later
  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mint, Knoppix, RedHat, Gentoo and More)
  • At least 1 GB RAM
  • At least 400 MB free disk space

User Installation

You can download MindMaster installation package from our Download Center.

User Activation

Once successfully installed, you can register the software with your license code to activate it. If you do not have a license code, you can click Buy Now to place an order.

  1. Run EdrawProj software with computer administrator privilege.
  2. Click the Help tab of the ribbon.
  3. Click Activation under the Help tab.
  4. Input your License Name (can be any name) and License Code.
  5. Click Activate to run the Activation Wizard.
activation wizard

User Deactivation

Deactivation is necessary if you wish to format computer, re-install computer operating system or move EdrawProj from one computer to the other. Please note that deactivation can only be done once every 30 days. The steps to deactivate a license are:

deactivate button
  1. Simply go to the Help tab, and click Deactivation.
  2. Once you have clicked Deactivation, EdrawProj software on your current computer will turn to unlicensed version, so you can activate the software on another device.

Check for Updates

You can click the About button in the Help tab to get the information about the current version.

For Assistance

If you have further problems, please contact support@edrawsoft.com.


The interface shows the initial and overall window where you can create Gantt Charts. Here you can see the Quick Access Toolbar, Tabs, Ribbon and Right Side Panel.

background menu

Quick Access Toolbar

From the Quick Access Toolbar you can find quick tools for Undo/Redo, Create a New Gantt Chart, Open Files, Save, and Print. You can hide or add any of these buttons by clicking the mini Down Arrow on the right. You can also choose to place the Quick Access Toolbar below or above the Ribbon.

background menu


  1. Home Tab
  2. In the Home tab, you can add, insert, remove, indent, outdent, move up and down tasks; set milestones; link and unlink selected tasks; insert hyperlinks and set overall Gantt Chart options.

    background menu
  3. View
  4. The View tab shows different view options for Gantt charts. You can apply a theme, zoom in or out the chart, expand or collapse subordinate tasks.

    background menu
  5. Reports
  6. EdrawProj comes with a set of predefined reports. You'll find all of these on the Reports tab, including Resource Status, Critical Tasks, Resource Cost, Resource Work and Task Allocation, etc. However, these reports are not customizable.

    background menu
  7. Help
  8. From the Help tab you can easily find related guides for reference, including Tutorial, FAQ, Shortcut Key, Contact Us, Activation and Deactivation.

    background menu

Right Side Panel

The Right Side Panel consists of three tabs in total: Tasktask icon , Projectproject icon and Linklink icon.

  1. Task
  2. In the Task Information section, you can view and adjust the overall information of a selected task such as task name, priority, progress, start and end date etc.

    In the Assign Resources section, you can edit resources information and assign resources to a selected task.

    task panel
  3. Project
  4. In Project Information section, you can quickly go through the basic information of your current project, including the project name, start and end date, duration, baseline cost, total cost and residual cost.

    project panel
  5. Link
  6. In the Link section, you can create relationships between tasks. The "relationship" is also called "dependency", that is "the start of a task is dependent upon the compeytion of a prior task". For example, only when Task 1 is finished can you start Task 2. In this case, Task 1 is a Predecessor of Task 2, and Task 2 is a Successor of Task 1.

    link panel

Work with EdrawProj

Start a Project

You have two options to start a Gantt chart:

Option A: Click the button of File tab, and then click New to start from a blank chart.

Option B: Click the New icon in the Quick Access Tool Bar to start your project.

Project Setup

Once new project is created, the priority is to set the project options, such as the start and end date, date format, working days, etc.

  1. Click the Working Time buttonworking time button on the Home tab to open the below window.
  2. working time window
  3. Define the following project options on the dialog to schedule your project.
  • Report Title Color
  • It refers to the color of a report title that displayed on the Reports tab. The predefined color is orange.

    report title

    You can customize the color in the Select Color window.

    select color window
  • Auto Progress
  • After a task begins, you can track the task progress with a progress bar showing the completion percentage upon the task bar. Usually you can record the completion percentage manually by using the mouse. If the Auto Progress option is checked, the progress bar will be updated automatically each day.

  • Date Format
  • This option determines the format of date in your project.

    Click the small triangle button and drag the scroll bar to select the date format you prefer.

    date format list
  • Major / Minor Unit
  • It refers to the major and minor time units displayed in the right pane. The predefined Major Unit is Week, and Minor Unit is Day.

    time unit

    Click the small triangle button and drag the scroll bar to select the format you prefer for Major Unit and Minor Unit.

    select unit
  • Set Workday
  • Check the corresponding square to set workdays, and the unchecked ones are non-work days.

    set workday
  • Set Workday Start / Finish Time
  • Type the certain time or click the up & down triangle buttons to adjust the start and finish time of a workday. The default Start Time of a workday is 8:00, and the Finish Time is 16:00.

    set start and finish time

Name a Project

To name a project, you can go to the right sidebar and click Project button, and enter a project name in the Name option.

document views group

Add/Insert/Name/Remove a Task

Add a Task


The newly added task is in the same level as the last one and will be placed at the end of the current task list.

There are three ways to add a task:

  • Press Enter key on the keyboard.
  • Click the Add Task buttonadd task button on the Home tab.
  • add task in context menu
  • Right click on any place of the Gantt chart and choose Add Task in the context menu.

Insert a Task


The newly inserted task is in the same level as the selected task and will be placed above it.

There are 3 ways to insert a task.

  • Select a task, then press Insert key on the keyboard.
  • Select a task, then click the Insert Task buttoninsert task button on the Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click on any place of the Gantt chart and choose Insert Task in the context menu.

Name a Task


An explicit and concise task name is necessary for others to understand at a glance. You can use short verb phrases to name a task.

Click the task cell directly to name the task.

Remove a Task

To remove a selected task, you can:

  • Select a task, then press Delete on the keyboard.
  • Select a box, then click the Remove Task buttonremove task button on Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click on any place of the Gantt chart and choose Remove Task in the context menu.


If no tasks are selected, the task at the end of the tasks list will be removed.

Indent & Outdent Tasks

Tasks are usually grouped into larger phases. Use the Indent button indent button to subordinate a task, thereby making the dominant item into a phase with subordinate tasks. To indent a task means to turn a task to a sub task of the above task. To outdent a task means to turn a sub task to a summary task.

Indent a Task

(Tab; Ctrl + Right Arrow)

If you want to indent a task, there are three ways:

  • Select a task, then press Tab or Ctrl + Right Arrow on the keyboard.
  • Select a task, then click the Indent Task buttonindent task button on Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click and choose Indent Task in the context menu.

Outdent a Task

(Shift + Tab; Ctrl + Left Arrow)

If you want to outdent a task, there are three ways:

  • Select a task, then press Shift + Tab or Ctrl + Left Arrow on the keyboard.
  • Select a task, then click the Outdent Task buttonoutdent task button on the Home tab.
  • Select a task, then right click and choose Outdent Task in the context menu.

Notes: Top level tasks cannot be outdented. When a top level task is selected, the Outdent Task option turns gray and unselectable.

Move Up & Down a Task

If you need to change the display order of tasks in the tasks list, you can click the Move Upmove up button or Move Down buttonmove down button on the Home Tab.

Link & Unlink Tasks

Links are also known as dependencies. It means one task relies on one or more tasks to be performed before it can be done. For example, Task 1 must be completed before Task 2 can begin. In this case, Task 1 is called a Predecessor as it precedes tasks that depend on it. The following task, Task 2, is called a Successor as it succeeds or follows tasks on which it is dependent.

To build such a relationship, you have 2 options:

  1. Use Mouse Click
  2. Click on a task bar (The Predecessor), then hold the mouse and drag it to another task bar (The Successor) to build a relationship.

  3. Use the Link Buttons on the Home Tab
    • Select two or more tasks on the list of the Gantt chart.
    • Click the Link buttonlink button on the Home tab.
    • To unlink the sequence or relationship between tasks, click the Unlink button unlink button on the Home tab.

To check whether a task has Predecessors or Successors, you can:

  1. Go to the Right Side Panel, click Link iconlink icon to open Link panel.
  2. link panel
  3. Switch between Predecessors and Successors sheets to view, add or remove corresponding links.


  • Editing the duration of linked tasks will automatically adjust their position on the timeline of the Gantt chart.
  • Any task can be a predecessor for one or more successor tasks. Likewise, any task can be a successor to one or more predecessor tasks.


In project management, milestones are specific reference points that mark major events in a project timeline. To achieve project success and meet stakeholders' expectation, milestones are used as major progress points. A Milestone task does not have a duration in the timeline, and it can be placed where there is a logical conclusion of the phase of work, or at the deadline imposed by the project plan.

There are two options to set a task as a Milestone:

  1. Click to select the task which you want to set as a Milestone.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Milestone buttonmilestone button on the Home tab.
    • Go the Right Side Panel and check Milestone in Information section of Task panel.
milestone option

Note: After you’ve set a task as a Milestone, you can see the Milestone appear as a small rhombus on the timeline in the Gantt Chart View.

milestone on gantt chart view

Modify Task Info in Gantt Chart View

Each task is presented as a taskbar in timeline of the Gantt Chart. You can move or drag a taskbar to change its start and end date. You can also build task dependency in the Gantt Chart view.

  1. Rename a Task
  2. Click the box in the Task Name column to rename the task.

  3. Change Task Start and End Date
  4. Drag the right border of the bar to change the bar length. You can also select and move the whole bar to change its position on the calendar.

    change task date
  5. Change Task Complete %
  6. Put the cursor on the left border of the taskbar, then hold the mouse and drag to the right direction until a green area has shown up. The green area indicates how much the task has been completed.

    change task complete percentage
  7. Build a Task Dependency
  8. Click on a taskbar, then hold the mouse and drag it to another taskbar to build a relationship.

    build task dependency
    build task dependency
  9. Change the Date Unit
  10. Click theplus icon andminus icon button in the top right corner to change the date unit.

    change date unit

Insert a Hyperlink to a Task

(Ctrl + K)

Hyperlinks are convenient for users to view other documents, files or websites in Gantt Charts, including current documents, files, applications, internet addresses, and folders.

The hyperlinks can link to any of the following:

  1. Another task in the current document
  2. A file or application
  3. A folder
  4. A Web URL

Add a Hyperlink to a Task in Current Document

  1. Select a task you want to add hyperlink to.
  2. Click Insert Hyperlink buttoninsert hyperlink button on the Home tab, or Right-click the task and choose Insert Hyperlink option.
  3. insert hyperlink option
  4. Select Current Document.
  5. select current document
  6. To link to a specific task, you can choose the task ID from the task list.
  7. Click New to add more hyperlinks.

Note: If a hyperlink is added to a task, the Hyperlinks column will appear automatically. The hyperlink description will also appear if you hover the mouse on the hyperlink icon.

hyperlink icon

Add a Hyperlink to a Web URL

  1. In the Type list, choose Internet Address.
  2. In the Address box, type the address of a Website, FTP site, or e-mail address (beginning with http://, ftp://, or mailto: respectively).
  3. In the Description box, type a name for the link. This text will appear on the hyperlink icon.
  4. Click New to add another hyperlink.
  5. Click OK

Add a Hyperlink to File or Application

  1. In the Type list, choose the File or Application.
  2. Click Browse and navigate to a file.
  3. In the Description box, type a name for the link. This text will appear on the hyperlink icon.
  4. Click OK.

Change or Delete a Hyperlink

  1. Select the task to change or delete a hyperlink of a task.
  2. Click Hyperlink.
  3. To change a hyperlink, select the hyperlink in the hyperlink list, make the changes that you want, and then click OK.
  4. To delete a hyperlink, select the hyperlink that you want to delete
    • Click Hyperlink icon on the Home tab, select the hyperlink in the hyperlink list, click Delete in the Hyperlink dialog.
    • Press Delete in the keyboard.

Open Resource Window

You have 3 ways to enter into the Resource window where you can set up and edit resources.

  • Click Edit Resources iconedit resources iconon the Home tab.
  • Select any element in the task list. Go to Right Side Panel>Task>Assign Resources section, and click Edit Resources.
  • edit resources button
  • In the Gantt Chart view, select a box in Resources column and click the small triangle button. The Edit Resources option will appear and then you click it.
  • edit resources option

Edit Resources

The Resource window is where you can set up and edit resources. You can adjust the width of each box by dragging the right border of it.

resource window

To add a new resource, you can:

  • Click Add Row button.
  • Press Enter on the keyboard.

After a resource is added, you need to define the following information of a resource in the Resource window.

resource window

Default Currency Unit

The default currency unit is USD. To change or customize Currency Unit type, you can click the small triangle button and choose the target Currency Unit.

currency unit list

Resource Types

There are 5 types of Resources and they can be divided into two catalogue.

Work Resources: People to complete the tasks, usually with a cost over time.

Non-work Resources: Resources that have a fixed cost per unit, including:

  • Material: Consumables materials used in project processes like papers which are used to print leaflets.
  • Cost: Financial cost associated with a task, such as travel expenses, food expenses, etc.
  • Equipment: Such as a printer.
  • Company: Company as a unit to complete the tasks.
resource type

Resource Name

You can change resource names according to different categories.

Resource Example of Resource Name
Work resource as an identified person. Cindy, Gwen
Work resource as a job function or group Doctor, Engineer, Teacher
Work resource as an equipment Truck, Water Pipe

Resource Unit

Only when the resource type is Work Resource can you set the Resource Unit, including Max Unit and Unit.

Unit represents the maximum capacity of a work resource to work on assigned tasks. 100% means that the resource is available full-time on each workday. The work time is set in Project Options before you start adding tasks.

If the resource gets allocated to tasks that would require more than his work hours, then the resource is over allocated and EdrawProj will indicate this in red formatting in the Resource Status report.

resource status report

If a resource is more capable and has higher efficiency than an average level resource whose Unit is 100%, you can enter larger Unit to represent his competence. A 200% Max Unit indicates that the resource does double work in the same working time.

By default, the Max Unit field is set to 100%.

Resource Cost

You can set Standard Rate and Cost Per Use for work and non-work resources. You can also enter Overtime Rate for work resources.

resource cost time unit
  • Standard Rate: Calculated on time unit basis, such as per day, per hour, per week and per month.
  • Cost Per Use: The cost that accrues every time when a resource is used. It will be added when a work resource unit is assigned to a task and does not vary with the amount of time you use the resource.
  • Overtime Rate: The pay rate for the overtime work of a resource.

EdrawProj calculates the cost of a project by adding up the cost of resources allocated in all tasks.

Note: Cost Per of non-work resources is calculated only once.

Divide Resources into Groups

Grouping enables you to view rolled-up summary information of resources allocated to a task. Once you have entered a new group, the group name will appear in the drop down menu.

resource group

Assign Resources to Task

Once the tasks list and resources are complete, resources need to be assigned to tasks in order to carry out the tasks. EdrawProj supports to track task progress, resource status and task costs.

There are 2 ways to assign resources to a task.

You can assign resources to a task one by one:

  1. In Gantt Chart view, go to the Resources column.
  2. Click the box below the Resources column for the task you need the resource to be assigned.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose the name of the resource you need.
  4. choose resource

If you need to allocate multiple work resources to a task, you can:

  1. Select the task.
  2. Go to the Assign Resources section on right ride panel.
  3. Click the group name to allocate all resources in a group to the selected task.
  4. assign multiple resources

Note: You can select multiple resources to work on a single task. A work resource can be assigned to multiple tasks.

Zoom & Apply a Theme

The zoom options are placed on the View tab. The zoom options allow you to change the project timescale. Use Zoom Out button to show larger time units, and Zoom In to show smaller time units. If you press the Auto Zoom button, it will present the optimal view (timescale) automatically for you.

zoom buttons

Apply a Theme

EdrawProj provides a variety of design themes to coordinate the colors of the taskbar and table. Using pre-designed themes makes it easy for you to change the overall look of your chart quickly.

Choose your preferred theme from the View tab of the ribbon.

built-in theme

Expand & Collapse & Columns

Expand and Collapse

The Expand and Collapse options are placed on the View tab.

expand and collapse buttons

A project usually comprises multiple tasks that may be divided into several subordinates.

You can collapse and expand individual tasks that has subordinates (child tasks) interactively by using thecollapse button and expand button icons that appear on the right of each task that has child tasks. This helps viewers focus on only mother tasks without being distracted by the subordinates.

collapse tasks


In the Manage Column window, you can choose to show or hide specific columns in the Gantt Chart. Check the columns you want to display, and the unchecked columns are hidden. You can adjust the display order by clicking Move Up and Move Down button on the right.

manage column window

There are two approaches to open the Manage Column window:

  • Click Columns button on the View tab.
  • Right click the name box of the column you want to hide, and then click Manage Column on the context menu.
manage column on context menu

Resource Status

The Resource Status report displays resources and all tasks that are assigned to them under the resource names. The left side of the screen lists the Resources and Task names and the total information for the resource or assignment. The right side shows a time-phased view. With the collapse buttoncollapse button, you can also collapse the outline in the left-hand table to see total work of per resource over time.

resource status

Task Visible Columns/Resources

Task Visible Columns

The Task Visible Columns report displays all visible columns of tasks.

task visible columns


The Resources report displays detailed information of all resources filled in the Resource window for the current project.

resource window

Critical/Delay/Behind Tasks

Critical Tasks

It has to be clear that the word "Critical" does not mean that the task is complex, important or need to be closed, monitored, but the focus is that the task will affect the project's finish date.

critical tasks

Delay Tasks

In the Delay Tasks report, tasks that have been delayed in comparison with the current date are displayed.

delay tasks

Behind Tasks

If a task’s completion date exceeds its baseline finish date, then it is a Behind Task.

Click the Behind Tasks buttonbehind tasks button on the Reports tab to view the report of behind tasks in the project.

behind tasks

Top Level Cost

In the Top Level Cost report, types of cost in a project life cycle includes:

  • Actual Cost: Costs that have been incurred for tasks, resources or assignments.
  • Remaining Cost: Difference between baseline cost and actual cost.
  • Cost: When the tasks are planned and the pay rates of resources in a project are settled, EdrawProj will calculate the scheduled cost of a task or a resource.
  • Baseline Cost: Rough estimate cost proposed by the project manager.
  • Cost Variance: Difference between the scheduled cost and baseline cost.

The following are formulas to calculate different types of cost:

  • Actual Cost = (Cost - Cost Per Use) * Progress + Cost Per Use
  • Remaining Cost = Cost - Actual Cost
  • Actual Cost = Actual Work*Standard Rate*Cost Per Use
top level cost

Resource Cost/Task Work

Resource Cost

For some organizations, resources costs are primary costs, and sometimes the only cost, so these need to be closely monitored.

resource cost

Task Work

In the Task Work report, the time amount of total work, actual work, and remaining works are displayed for all sub-tasks.

The following are formulas to calculate different types of cost:

  • Actual Work = Progress*Work
  • Remaining Work = (1 - Progress) * Work
task work

Resource Work/Task Allocation

Resource Work

In the Resource Work report, the start date and finish date, the time amount of total work, actual work and remaining work are displayed for all resources. If a resource is not assigned to the project, NA appears in the corresponding Start and Finish box.

resource work

Task Allocation

The Task Allocation report lists the details of each task, including its resources, the progress, work time and the unit.

task allocation

Find and Replace

(Ctrl + F)

The Find & Replace command helps you check the specific word within the whole Gantt chart, including employee names, titles, notes, comments, departments, salaries, etc.

  1. Go to the Home tab and click the Find & Replacement iconfind and replace button. A pop-up dialogue will show up.
  2. Type content you intend to find in the find column, and click Find Previous or Find Next.
  3. Type content you intend to replace in the replace column, and click Replace or Replace All.
find and replace window


  1. If you want to filter capital words only, you can click Case sensitive for precision.
  2. If you want to reduce the scope of finding, please click Whole words only.

Spelling Check


The Spelling Check function of EdrawProj helps you diagnose spelling mistakes and offer suggestions for correct spellings.

  1. Go to Home tab and click the Spelling Check button spelling check button.
  2. If there are mistakes in your file, the Spelling Check dialogue will show up. It will show all recommended spellings for you to choose.
  3. Choose one of the suggestions and click Accept, or Ignore if the word is not wrong.
  4. Once you click the Accept or Ignore, it will jump to the next spelling mistake, and repeat until there are no mistakes.
  5. For the word which is correct but not in the dictionary, you can click Add to Dictionary, so that it won’t be treated as a wrong word next time.
spelling check dialogue
Tips:Up to 5 languages can be checked in EdrawProj including English (for GB and for USA versions), German, French, Italian, and Spanish. You can change a dictionary before start.
spelling check dictionary

Undo and Redo

(Ctrl + Z / Ctrl + Y)

EdrawProj provides undo and redo actions for users.

Undo is used to reverse your last action. Click Undo buttonundo button on the quick access toolbar, or press Ctrl + Z.

Redo is used to do any undo function again. Click Redo buttonredo button on the quick access toolbar, or press Ctrl + Y.

Open and Save a Gantt Chart

Open a Gantt Chart

To open a Gantt chart made by EdrawProj, you can:

  1. Go to the File tab and click Open, then you can choose to open a Gantt Chart from Recent Documents or Computer.
  2. open gantt chart
  3. Drag a Gantt Chart and drop it on the top of the program.

Save a Gantt Chart

(Ctrl + S, Ctrl + Shift + S)

You can save your Gantt chart by using Save or Save As commands.

  1. Go to the File menu, click Save or Save As.
  2. Enter a name and choose a location to save your file.
save gantt chart

Find and Recover an Auto Saved File

EdrawProj creates an auto-saved temp file for users in case they didn't save the files due to unexpected computer shutdown or software crash. Users can set a time-frequency for each autosave. The default setting is to save in every 10 minutes.

Set Auto-Save Time Period

  1. Go to the File tab, click Options and then click General.
  2. From the Save auto recover option, input a time period.
auto-save time period

Find Auto Saved File

  1. Go to the View tab, click the File Recovery button.
  2. Find your auto saved files from the file recovery list.
find auto-saved file

Print and Export Gantt Chart

Print a Gantt Chart

Go to the File tab and click the Print button to print a chart; or click the Print button in the Quick Access Toolbar.


Specify the paper orientation as portrait or landscape.

Paper Size

Shown in the list are the paper sizes supported by the current printer as well as industry standard sizes.

Print Setup

Click the File tab, click the Print, and then click the More Print Setup… to set the print options.

print setup window

Adjust to

Reduces or enlarges the drawing page to a specified proportion of actual size for printing. If the drawing page is larger than the size of one piece of paper, the diagram will be printed onto multiple pieces of paper.

Fit to

Fits each drawing in the print job on the length and width of the specified number of sheets. The drawing will be enlarged or reduced according to the number of pages and the margins you specified. If the length and width of pages are not proportional to the drawing's dimensions, only those sheets that are needed to maintain the drawing's proportion will be used.

Export a Gantt Chart

You can export your charts to different formats including PDF and Microsoft Office Excel.

export gantt chart

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can find the list of keyboard shortcuts for EdrawProj any time on Help tab by clicking the Shortcut Key icon.

keyboard shortcuts
Function Shortcuts
Create a new chart Ctrl + N
Open a chart Ctrl + O
Save the current chart Ctrl + S
Save all charts Ctrl + Shift + S
Print the current chart Ctrl + P
Gantt Chart Ctrl + G
Show / Hide Data F8
Show / Hide Search Ctrl + Shift + F
Spelling check F7
Find Ctrl + F
Preview F11
Basic Operations on Tasks
Add Task Enter; Return
Insert Task Insert
Remove Task Delete
Indent Task Tab; Ctrl + Right
Add Hyperlink to a Task Ctrl + K
Undo the last action Ctrl + Z / Alt + Backspace
Redo the last action Ctrl + Y; Alt + Backspace; Ctrl + Shift + Z
Move Tasks
Up one place Ctrl + Up Arrow
Down one place Ctrl + Down Arrow
Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete
Cut Ctrl + X
Copy to the clipboard Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Delete current object Delete
Commands in Box Text Edit Mode
Move to beginning of box text Home
Cancel editing box ESC
Commands in Find Mode
Find & Replace Ctrl + F
Spelling check F7
Zoom in Ctrl + + (plus); Ctrl + =
Zoom out Ctrl + - (minus)
Auto Zoom Ctrl + Shift + A
Expand & Collapse Ctrl + D
Expand All Ctrl + Shift + E
Collapse All Ctrl + Shift + C
Outline Level 1 - 9 Alt + 1; ...; Alt + 9
Show all levels Alt + 0
Using Help
Show help F1
General Windows Commands
Close a menu or dialogue box Esc
Cancel an operation Esc
Exit EdrawProj Alt + F5
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