Define the Visible Area in Views

Use the Cell Settings tab to define the visible area in views. The visible area of a Gantt chart and which Activities are shown is determined by the start and end dates set in Gantt Chart Settings, but you can adjust the visible area using these other settings.

Ways to access

Set the start and end date and visible area

Right-click in the chart and select Gantt Chart Range. This shows how the start and end date of the current Gantt chart are calculated. Use the Adjust view to current project range (which is initially set in Tools | Options) to adjust the view to the visible Activities (or define a start and end as you do in Gantt Chart Settings). If, for example, you select Adjust view range to visible activities and then Expand to Next full month, then the chart will start in the month of the first Activity and end at the end of the month of the last Activity. When you click OK, the visible start and end range is set to all activities.

Right-click in the chart and select Display Defined Range. The zoom is adjusted so that all activities are visible and no horizontal scroll bar is shown.

Within a cell with a time-distance diagram or Gantt chart, you can freely select the visible range over the time and distance. This selected range can be larger or smaller than the total project.

Define the visible area for a time-distance diagram

Click a cell within a time-distance diagram.

Enter the data for the visible area (time and distance) on the Cell settings tab in the Object Properties Pane.

Define the visible area for a Gantt chart

Click a cell within a Gantt chart.

Click the Zoom In/Zoom out icons on the View Toolbar to change the scale of the axis.

Extending the view range

When you are zoomed out to the current project range (start and end date of all Activities), click the  Zoom out on the Main toolbar to expand the view range (current start date + duration/length * 1.5.). This will allow you to add additional Activities after the last one.