Change the appearance of nonworking time

On the Gantt Chart or Calendar view (view: The combination of one or more views [Gantt Chart, Resource Sheet, and so on] and if applicable, a table and a filter. Use views to work with information in a variety of formats. There are three types of views: Charts or graphs, Sheets, and Forms.), you can distinguish vacations and other nonworking (nonworking time: Hours or days designated in a resource or project calendar when Project should not schedule tasks because work is not done. Nonworking time can include lunch breaks, weekends, and holidays, for example.) days from working days by using colors and patterns.

 Note    Although you can format nonworking time, you cannot remove it from the timescale (timescale: The time period indicator at the top of the Gantt views, the Resource Graph view, the Task Usage view, and the Resource Usage view. You can customize it to show up to three tiers that can display various time units: top, middle, and bottom.) in a view.

ShowFormat nonworking time on the Gantt Chart view

  1. On the View menu, click Gantt Chart.
  2. On the Format menu, click Timescale.
  3. Click the Non-working time tab, and then select a color and a pattern.

 Note   Nonworking time appears on the Gantt Chart view only when it occurs in default increments of the bottom tier of the timescale or greater. For example, if the bottom tier of the timescale is weeks and Saturdays are specified as nonworking time, the nonworking days don't appear.

ShowFormat nonworking time on the Calendar view

  1. On the View menu, click Calendar.
  2. On the Format menu, click Timescale.
  3. Click the Date Shading tab.
  4. Under Exception type, click Base Calendar Nonworking Days or Resource Calendar Nonworking Days.
  5. In the Pattern and Color boxes, select the options you want.
 
 
Applies to:
Project 2003