Why are task bars red?

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Why are task bars red?

Postby cm9iZXJ0Zg » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 03:26:01 GMT

I just created a project schedule using MS Project 2007 and I also created a 
baseline.   When I do a "View -> Tracking Gantt" I now see the task bars for 
my current schedule on top and baseline task bars just below them.  Why is it 
that some of the top task bars (for the current schedule) are colored red 
while others are colored blue?  I don't understand what this difference in 
color means.


Re: Why are task bars red?

Postby Jan De Messemaeker » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 03:55:44 GMT


Red bars are those on the critical path.
Read FAQ 42 on  http://www.**--****.com/ 

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