Whether chiseled onto ancient stone walls, or hung from your kitchen wall, calendars are often the preferred way to view the progress of events, tasks, and even entire projects. So, too, with the Calendar view in Project 2007 and Project 2010. If you need project information presented in an attractive and efficient way, then take a look at the things you can do with the Calendar view.
First things first. To open the Calendar in Project 2007, click Calendar on the View menu. For Project 2010, click the View tab, and then click Calendar in the Task Views group.
To create a task Click and then drag the mouse across the Calendar for the duration of the task.
To increase task duration Move the cursor over the right side of the task bar until the cursor becomes a right-pointing arrow , then click and drag the task.
To link tasks Move the cursor over the first task on the Calendar. Make sure the cursor doesn’t become a four-pointed arrow before linking the tasks. Now, click and drag the cursor to the second task—but don’t release the mouse button until the cursor becomes a chain-link symbol . To move a task Move the cursor over the edge of the task until the cursor becomes a four-pointed cursor, then drag the task.
To format the task Right click on the task, and then click Bar Styles.
To copy the Calendar To copy the Calendar using Project 2007 into another program, like Word or in an e-mail message, click Copy Picture on the Formatting toolbar. For Project 2010. click the Task tab, and then click Copy Picture.
Is there a way to designate colors per sets of tasks in the Calendar view in Project 2010? I want to be able to present my project plan in the Calendar view, but it would help if I could designate phases of the project using color. I see how to make a global color change, but not per task. Thanks!
This is not possible to do in the Calendar view. You can do this in the Gantt chart though.
Please, please, do let me set the colors of tasks in the Calendar view. It will make our lives a lot easier.