To quickly see an overview of the scheduled finish dates (finish date: The date that a task is scheduled to be completed. This date is based on the task's start date, duration, calendars, predecessor dates, task dependencies, and constraints.) for selected subtasks (subtask: A task that is part of a summary task. The subtask information is consolidated into the summary task. You can designate subtasks by using the Project outlining feature.), you can mark (or roll up (roll up: On the Gantt Chart, to display symbols on a summary task bar that represent subtask dates. You can roll up dates from subtasks to make important dates easily visible on a summary task bar.)) those dates on the summary task (summary task: A task that is made up of subtasks and summarizes those subtasks. Use outlining to create summary tasks. Project automatically determines summary task information [such as duration and cost] by using information from the subtasks.) bar. On the summary task bar, rolled-up tasks are represented by bars and milestone (milestone: A reference point marking a major event in a project and used to monitor the project's progress. Any task with zero duration is automatically displayed as a milestone; you can also mark any other task of any duration as a milestone.) dates are represented by diamonds.
- On the View menu, click Gantt Chart.
- In the Task Name field, select the subtask you want to roll up.
- Click Task Information , and then click the General tab.
- Select the Roll up Gantt bar to summary check box.
The subtask bar is displayed over the summary task bar.
- If a summary task bar shows the finish dates of subtasks and looks cluttered, you can hide the summary task bar and display only the rolled-up subtasks. Select the summary task, click Task Information , click the General tab, and then select the Hide task bar check box.
- To roll up all subtasks to their summary task bars, select Layout on the Format menu, and then check the Always roll up Gantt bars check box.