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Does anyone out there know how to create a Gantt Chart?
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Gantt charts in Project are for example only created when you do the following items:

Create a Project
Create timelines
Create Tasks
Assign Resources

The main purpose of a Gantt chart is to segment a large project into smaller modules and tasks so it can be organized better. It is mainly used to show how long each task should take.
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Go into Project, choose Tools then Options

In the View tab, make sure the Default View is set to Gant Chart, then hit OK.

Go to File then New

Go through the Tasks plan on the left hand side of the window, making sure that you run through the first two as a minimum:
  • Define the project
  • Define general working time
Be very careful how you set up your calendar when you Define general working time. You will need to ensure you set the hours per day that will be worked, and also the holidays.

Once done start entering tasks. Practise with a few to start with, and see how the dates are affected when you link different tasks together.

Project takes a bit of practise to get used to, but is a very nice tool. Another very good scheduling tool is Prima Vera, it's biggest drawback though is that it creates multiple files which make sharing difficult.

Hope this helps a little.
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