Why are task bars red?

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  • 1. task filter
    sI am a shopfloor planner and have a schedule of all taks asoociated within the project, such as label produciton, batch record completion, etc. and my team uses the filter to see the due dates of their job. When recently using the filter function, the tasks shown were only April through Decemnber and all other tasks from January through March were not included. Is there a reason this could be happening? I have also recently updated resource names, but since they filter under the "task" column, I didnt think this could be the reason. Please advise on how to resolve. Thanks!
  • 2. Group By Subtotals
    I am using task usage view and have a group by (say text1) field. It is great, but the work assignments don't subtotal (or total) up to the group field. IE - Text 1 Task Jan Feb Mar 12345 Task A 2.5 2.5 2.5 Task B 2.0 2.0 2.0 23456 Task C 1.5 1.5 1.5 Task D .05 .05 .05
  • 3. Master Project with imbedded subprojects-problem displaying resour
    Have an MS Project 'Master' Plan that includes subprojects imbedded within it. These subprojects comme in by pointing to a separate subproject file. Both the master and the subprojects use the same resource list. Reources are assigned in the subproject tasks and in the higher lever master plan tasks. The % complete is also assigned in subproject tasks. When I bring in the subprojects, the resources and the % complete do not appear, but they are there in the separate subproject file. Can anyone help me identify what I may be doing wrong? -- C L Haddad
  • 4. More column like <% complete>
    Hi, Experts!! I have a BIG question... I want to know if it is possible to add more than one column like <% complete> I have seen several numerical, of date, and of text, but with none of them I achieve that it behaves as that of <% complete> specifically in considering percentages of advance for the macro activities (Automatic calculation) Exist any alternative? Thanks in advance Martin
  • 5. Delay tast cost for 1 month
    Here is an example of what I need to do: I have a task that will take 5 Weeks All my cost are task based not resource based. This task will cost $1000 and it is prorated. I don't want the cost to come out of my budget until I recieve an invoice which I recieve on the 5th of every month. The cost have to be prorated because I get invoiced for % Complete at billing date I am trying to use this for a cash flow report and can't seem to get it right.

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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