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Posted by James Freeman | 07/13/2021

Create project charts on Mac fast including Gantt chart, calendar, timelines, Work Breakdown Structures. Use built-in shapes, well-formatted templates, advanced drawing tools to gain marvelous project charts in a few minutes to improve your project management.

Open a Project Chart Template

Firstly, open a blank drawing page and the libraries including shapes needed for creating project charts for Mac OS X. On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Project Management. Choose the type of project chart you need and then double click its icon.

project chart Drawing Software for Mac

Add Project Chart Shapes

From the left libraries, drag and drop shapes to the canvas. As you drag or move a shape, blue guidelines appear to help you align it with other shapes.

Add Project Chart Shapes

Edit Project Chart Shapes

Drag the green square handles to resize shapes. -> Change a shape's color and border by clicking any style under the Home tab in the Styles group.

Click the floating action button to edit shapes if there are floating buttons. Rest the cursor above a shape to show the floating action button. Move the cursor over the floating button to let its menu appear.

See how you can edit calendar rapidly. The floating action buttons help you navigate between different years and months. By highlighting a cell, you can mark important days.

Connect Shapes Automatically

The timelines shapes are smarter. When you drag milestone shape into the timeline bar, an orange box will show. All milestone shapes put into the orange box will be aligned automatically. The data of the milestone shape will also change automatically according to its location.

Edit Project Chart Shapes

See how you can edit status table. You can turn one master shape into various varieties. Without need to redraw, you can save lots of time.

Prioriyt Shape4-Grade Prioriyt ShapePrioriyt Shape6-State Status

Another fast way to edit project chart is to right click the shape. Select a row in Gantt chart and then you can add new task and sub task through the right click menu.

Edit Project Chart Shapes

Add Project Chart Contents

Double click a shape or a table to type in text. -> Press Ctrl + 2 to add more text boxes. Press Ctrl + shift + 2 to adjust text box. -> Choose a different font under Home tab. Customize the size, color and alignment by clicking the relevant menus. Click the arrow under Font Color for more Paragraph settings.

Add project chart Contents

Change Project Chart Theme

By changing project chart theme, you can enhance fill, line and text style altogether at 1 click. Switch to Page Layout tab, apply another theme in Themes group.

Change Theme

You can also change the theme color, theme font or theme effect individually as shown below.

change theme color, font or effect

Save or Export Project Chart

Click Save on File tab to save as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats. You can choose to save in local files or save in your Cloud.

save as

Hit Export & Send under File to export the project chart as images, presentation slides and web documents and so on.

Export project chart

Print Project Chart

Click File tab; choose Print and then the print setting and preview window show. You can choose which pages and how many copies to print here.

If the drawing page is larger than the print paper, the drawing will be printed on more than 1 paper. To print it on only 1 paper,
click More Print Setup... and then choose Fit to.

Print PID

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