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  • 1. How do I switch to Gantt Chart?
     

    Gantt Chart is a horizontal graph used to track specific tasks in a project. When you switch to a Gantt Chart view you see the same cards as on your Kanban board but in a chronological order. Sounds simple, right?  Gantt Chart in Kanbanchi is simple, intuitive, and will get you started in no time. 

    Switch to Gantt Chart clicking the drop-up list on the left panel of the board.

    Choose Gantt Chart.

    Switch to Gantt Chart clicking the drop-up list on the left panel of the board. Choose Gantt Chart.

     

     

     

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  • 2. How do I add cards to Gantt chart?
     

    There are several options to add cards to Gantt chart:

    • From Gantt Chart. When you're in Gantt Chart, you will see a list of your cards at the bottom of which there's a special field where you can either add an existing card or create a new one right there. To find an existing card simply start typing its name in the field and click on a card when it appears in the list. To add a new card, type its title and then either click Create New Card or use a shortcut ctrl+Enter.

    • 2. From the right panel in any view. Find a card you'd like to show on Gantt Chart, go to Card Details and there check the box Show on Gantt.

    • Add multiple cards to Gantt Chart from Kanban view. When you select multiple cards, you can Show on Gantt Chart all selected cards by checking this option in the right panel.

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  • 3. Can I filter cards in Gantt chart view?
     

    Yes, you can filter cards in Gantt chart view the same way as you do it in Kanban and List views. Click filter icon on the top panel of the screen to set filtering criteria.

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  • 4. How do I look at a longer period of time in Gantt chart view?
     

    To zoom in and out use +/- buttons in the bottom right corner of the screen. Scroll to move forward or backward within the displayed period. To return to present day, click the square button with the date on it.

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  • 5. Can I change the start/due date on my card in Gantt chart?
     

    When a card has neither start nor due date, it is different from other cards on Gantt chart in two ways: firstly, it is grayed out on the left; secondly, there is no track bar for this card on the right. 

    There're 2 options to set new or update existing dates:

    1) To click on the card in Gantt chart view to open the right panel and set new start/due dates manually in the Card Details section.

    2) To set or adjust the start/due date on your card using a track bar. Hover the mouse over the area on the Gantt Chart corresponding to a card, find the date on the timeline you want to be the start date of your card, press the left button of your mouse and lead a cursor to the end date and release the button.

    To adjust dates simply click on the left/right edge of the track bar representing the time frame for a particular task and drag it to a particular date. Dates will change automatically. If you have pushed them to your Google Calendar, changes will be displayed there as well.

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  • 6. How to export Gantt chart to PDF?
     

    To export your Gantt chart to PDF click the Print button first

    When the print dialogue window opens, choose Save to PDF option instead of your current printer.

     

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  • 7. How to print out the Gantt chart?
     

    To print out your Gantt chart click the Print button.

    Then choose print in your browser printing dialogue window.

     

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  • 8. How to use Dependencies on Gantt Chart?
     

    Dependencies show the relationship between cards on board. They indicate when a card should begin or end in relation to other cards.

    To add predecessor, Open Card Details, go to Dependencies section, and select a card. 

    Some cards in the drop-down list are greyed out. If it happens, that card cannot be chosen, as it would create a circular dependency, i.e. cards would either directly or indirectly depend on each other.

    To remove predecessor hover your mouse over it and click Remove.

     

    Cards are linked through a simple Finish-To-Start Dependency, which means that the first card must be finished before the second card can start. 

    If this logic is violated, a blue arrow connecting the bars turns red, prompting you to adjust the dates.

    Dependencies make connections between tasks more visual and your projects – more manageable.

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