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Val (04-21-10, 07:46 PM)
I noted that there the task bar options for a dotted line are split or rolled
up tasks. I didn't select either of those and need to understand what I
could have done to have the task now reflect a partial dotted line.
C (04-21-10, 09:49 PM)
Hello Val,

It sounds like you have split the task. This can be done within the gantt
chart by dragging the bar or could be done by entering a zero value into the
actual work of the task usage grid.

"Val" wrote:
Trevor Rabey (04-22-10, 08:29 AM)
It may not be important how or why it happens because it is easy to fix.
Just set the duration to 0, then re-set to whatever it is supposed to be.
Melanie Remen (04-22-10, 09:35 AM)
Hi Val, hope you are well.

If you've done nothing and just happened to notice this behaviour what this
sounds like is Project's neat way of showing you there is no work being
performed on this task in the time period covered by the dotted lines.

The Gantt bar will automatically change to reflect no work being done on a
task in this way. Take a look at the times each resource will be working on
this particular task and if this is the case, you will be able to see that
there is no actual work being performed over the period covered by the dotted
lines. The Resource Usage view will give you a breakdown of the tasks
allocated to each resource and the hours committed per day to each task. You
can get to this view (in Project 07) by selecting Resource Usage button from
the view bar down the left-hand side of the screen, or by selecting Views ->
More Views -> Resource Usage.

This link provides more information about split task which may be of help to
you:

It's hard to say how this might have occured if you've just suddenly noticed
it, however it is possible to acheive this if you happen to be tinkering with
resource contours and/or specifying exactly when the work will be performed
by the resource for that particular task.

Hope this helps and you are able to find a resolution in here.
Steve P (04-25-10, 04:38 AM)
Val,

This can also happen if you have FS predecessors that are not complete or FF
predecessors that has remaining duration and/or lag greater then the
remaining duration of the split task. You can fix this by increasing the
remaining duration for the split task to the remaining duration of the
predecessor + any lag + the remaining duration for the split task.

Steve P

"Val" wrote:
idlazir40 (09-06-15, 10:05 AM)
On Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:29:44 AM UTC+4, Trevor Rabey wrote:
> It may not be important how or why it happens because it is easy to fix.
> Just set the duration to 0, then re-set to whatever it is supposed to be.
> --
> Trevor Rabey
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> PERFECT PROJECT PLANNING
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> "Val" <Val> wrote in message
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Thank You, That helps alot...
enkhbilguun (04-11-16, 01:14 AM)
Thanks Trevor. It worked super.
minion.04.h (09-06-17, 01:31 PM)
On Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:59:44 AM UTC+4:30, Trevor Rabey wrote:
> It may not be important how or why it happens because it is easy to fix.
> Just set the duration to 0, then re-set to whatever it is supposed to be.
> --
> Trevor Rabey
> 0407213955
> 61 8 92727485
> PERFECT PROJECT PLANNING
>
> "Val" <Val> wrote in message
> news:a4f9


tnx. it worked
fsedky (05-14-18, 11:07 AM)
On Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:29:44 AM UTC+2, Trevor Rabey wrote:
> It may not be important how or why it happens because it is easy to fix.
> Just set the duration to 0, then re-set to whatever it is supposed to be.
> --
> Trevor Rabey
> 0407213955
> 61 8 92727485
> PERFECT PROJECT PLANNING
>
> "Val" <Val> wrote in message
> news:a4f9


The reason it happens, is because the task start OR finish date is set on a weekend (not a working day). That was the cause for me.
pawneearc (08-07-18, 06:08 PM)
Check the Start or End date. The Start date was on a weekend for me. Thanks for the help
nealdfarley (08-16-18, 01:19 PM)
On Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:08:14 UTC+1, pawn...@gmail.com wrote:
> Check the Start or End date. The Start date was on a weekend for me. Thanks for the help


Not sure if this is correct, but in the 'Layout' option (right click on thegannt chart area, choose Layout) there is a check box 'Show bar splits'. Icurrently don't have any split bars to check this option against, but it seems to be an on/off switch for this annoying issue.

As a second option, double click chart area, and look for tasks bar styles with a dotted line display e.g. critical splits and change the appearance of the bar so its' solid

A third option is to right click the task bar, choose 'format bar' and change the appearance of the bar here, and also hit the 'reset' button which isnext to the OK button.

Hope these help!!
rantsho.patrick (11-05-18, 10:03 AM)
On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 8:49:01 PM UTC+1, C wrote:
> Hello Val,
> It sounds like you have split the task. This can be done within the gantt
> chart by dragging the bar or could be done by entering a zero value into the
> actual work of the task usage grid.
> "Val" wrote:


Oh thanks...this is great.I managed to fix the problem by dragging the bar
rantsho.patrick (11-05-18, 10:04 AM)
Yah
rantsho.patrick (11-05-18, 10:05 AM)
cool...
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