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Hide Resource Name on Gantt Bars globally

Postby U3RldmUgVmluY2VudA » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 07:00:03 GMT

Is there a way to hide the Resource Name that is displayed next to each Gantt 
bar? I know you can remove the name display on a bar-by-bar, individual 
basis, but is there a global setting that will "not" show resource names for 
the entire project?



Re: Hide Resource Name on Gantt Bars globally

Postby Mike Glen » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 08:22:56 GMT

Hi Steve,

Welcome to this Microsoft Project newsgroup :)

Try Format/Bar Styles... and in the Text tab, delete the entry for Resource 
Names from the "right" cell.

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Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)

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Re: Hide Resource Name on Gantt Bars globally

Postby Rod Gill » Sun, 08 Feb 2009 08:26:17 GMT

Yes. Select Format, Bar Styles and remove Resource Names from critical and 
noncritical bars. Better yet create separate Views for each report you need 
to produce rather than formatting and re-formatting the same View.


Rod Gill
Microsoft MVP for Project

Author of the only book on Project VBA, see:

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