I try to use the Gantt, and it is very very nice !
I have just noticed some things :
* When you use the mouse wheel the display of the gantt change (zomm or unzoomm) ,which is very great. However, the combobox is not changed in accordance. It is minor.
* The width of the first column 'Task' is a little bit short...
* Is it planned to display the % Complete in the bar as a progress bar, in order to see the progression ?
* It would be great to have a milestone management (just the display in gantt).
Indeed some tasks are just milestone or target date (task with just a due date, or just a start date, or sart date = due date).
So if we set the bar as a milestone , the bar would be a losange shape instead of a rectangle shape (like in ms-project)
Other point, just to share a good point I have noticed too !
1- Tree view : Filter by category (for example): Several task and sub tasks are displayed
2- Go to Gantt view: The task list is with the tree
(0- Unfilter the category)
1- Tree view : Filter by category: Several task and sub tasks are displayed
2- Go to List view (with option 'hide parent tasks'): Only task leaves are displayed
3- Go to Gantt view: The task list displayed is the same as the list view, only the leaves !
--> Good point ! Depending on the tab you coming from, the task list of the gantt is displayed differently. So I can see the gantt with or without the task tree structure !
In order to go back to a tree view display, in the gantt tab, I need to go back to the tree view AND unfilter or change the filter before, but it is logical in my opinion.
You are right.
I was actually wanting the option to choose to see only children in the Gantt!!! That is fantastic.
Not sure if Dan will see it as a bug though, and 'fix it'...
In order to go back to a tree view display, in the gantt tab, I need to go back to the tree view AND unfilter or change the filter before, but it is logical in my opinion
My findings differ slightly. If I have a filter on in Listview, then go to Gantt view, I see only the tasks as in Listview. If I then remove the filter in Ganttview, the original tree structure comes back.
Similarly, if I apply a filter in Gantt view, the Gantt reverts to the tree structure.
As far as I am aware, Gantt charts are mainly used for Project Management. TDL is not just Project Management software, and is used in many other ways.
Some PM software allows you to filter, sort, and group. However, in the first two, they typically (in my limited experience) show the parents. Sorting also doesn't affect the parents (children only).
I think having the functionality to not show parents and allow sorting (i.e. show what List view shows) would strongly complement Listview. I could more easily visualise work scheduling for (say) the tasks planned for the next month. The parents are unnecessary information in this activity, and significantly expands the list vertically.
Having said that, it isn't so bad for me now when doing this activity, as I don't put dates into the parent tasks, and can set the Gantt to not calculate them. So visually it is OK, but there is no sorting and more scrolling is required.
As I understand it, the ability to not show parents and to be able to freely sort the child tasks would be unique to TDL vs Gantt charting software. I have no idea if other task management software has this (I'd be surprised.
Therefore, a point of difference? And reflective of the broader uses TDL enables?
About the the width of the first column 'Task', it is better, but it is not sufficient.
I could understand that the would it be not a solution to calcultate it dynamically, and for now columns are not resizable.
So an intermediate way could be to fix a manual width or maximum width to this column, in the 'gantt preferences' like it is already done in the global preference for the column in tree or list view ?
thanks for your reply, but in my 6.6.7 install of TDL I cannot find a Z_Detailed.xsl stylesheet.
Are your referring to Z_DetailedReport.xsl ?
Except that this one does not generate any comments at all.
I have my tasklist with a red triangle in the corner of the tab, but have no outstanding overdue tasks. Started, restarted app, computer etc - no joy. There are tasks that were completed late, but once completed, shouldn't the indicator disappear?
Indeed. Is it possible that you have enabled the preference 'Treat tasks without due dates as Due Today' or another preference that is auto-generating a due date?
No this option is not checked. I'm not seeing any other preference that would do this. I have the Display a task's due date as latest of its duedate and all subtasks' duedates.
What happens if you run 'Tools > Show Tasks Due > Today'?
I see the tasks due today - no task is overdue.
Looking at the tdl file, after the xml statement, it begins with a string saying < ... EARLIESTDUEDATE="41437.50000000 ... > (without the ellipses), which I'm not sure I understand as a date. I'm guessing these dates are numbers looking like this for calculation purposes? So I guess that somehow the program has calculated the date incorrectly - Anyway, glancing through the file I see no task with a due date string earlier than today that does not have CALCPERCENTDONE=100.