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Summary

A method of differentiating between critical and noncritical milestone tasks is often desired. The Gantt Chart can be easily formatted to display a different color or shape to indicate the type of the milestone.

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Perform the following steps to format the Gantt Chart to display critical and noncritical milestones:


Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013

1.       Switch to Gantt Chart view.

2.       Click the Format Tab.

3.       Click the Format button, and select Bar Styles.

4.       In the Show for...Tasks field, click Milestone . Add a comma and the word, Critical to the end, so that it looks like this:

Milestone,Active,Not Group By Summary,Not Manually Scheduled,Critical


5.       Set any other options such as colors and shapes you want to use for this milestone. 

6.       In the Name field, click Summary . Click Insert Row

7.       In the Name field in the blank row, type Milestone Noncritical . In the Appearance field, select a shape. In the Show for...Tasks field, enter Milestone, Noncritical

8.       In the From and To fields select Task Start

9.       Set any other options such as colors and shapes you want to use for this milestone. 

10.    Click OK

Microsoft Project 2003 and 2007

  1. Switch to Gantt Chart view.
  2. On the Format menu, click Bar Styles.
  3. In the Show for...Tasks field, click Milestone. Add a comma and the word, Critical, so that it looks like this:
    Milestone, Critical
  4. Set any other options such as colors and shapes you want to use for this milestone.
  5. In the Name field, click Summary. Click Insert Row.
  6. In the Name field in the blank row, type Milestone Noncritical. In the Appearance field, select a shape. In the Show for...Tasks field, enter Milestone, Noncritical.
  7. In the From and To fields select Start.
  8. Set any other options such as colors and shapes you want to use for this milestone.
  9. Click OK.

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Article ID: 65295 - Last Review: March 22, 2013 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Professional
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Standard
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