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How to Create Gantt Chart

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Learn how to create Gantt Charts on Mac fast. It is extremely easy and unexpectedly fast to do it with professional and powerful diagramming software.

Open a Gantt Chart Template

Firstly, open a blank drawing page and the libraries including shapes needed for creating Gantt Charts for Mac OS X.

On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Project Management. -> Double click the icon of Gantt Chart.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 1

Add Gantt Chart Shapes

From the Gantt library, drag and drop shapes to the canvas. A dialogue box pops up. You can set Gantt chart data in this dialogue box including date format, start and finish date. (Tip: This dialogue box can be reopened though Set Date Options button under Gantt Chart tab.)
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 2

Set Gantt Chart Currency Unit and Format

You can set the currency format at the bottom right corner of the pop-up dialogue. (Note: the default currency format goes with the software default setting. It's under the Option menu on File tab. )
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 3

Edit Gantt Chart

Resize and Move Gantt Chart
Drag the green square handles to resize Gantt chart. Click on the chart and drag it to move it.
Add a Task or Sub Task in Gantt Chart
You can right click above a task to add a task or a sub task.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 4
Another way is to use the quick buttons under the Gantt Chart tab to add a task or delete a task.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 5
Change Column Width or Row Height

To change the column width, place the cursor on the line between two columns and drag, just as the way excel operates.

To change the row height, place the cursor on the line between two rows and drag.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 6
Insert Columns

You can right click to insert a new column after the selected column. Choose the title of column from the pop-up dialogue box. For example, we can add a priority column.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 7
Tip:
  • You can change the priority by clicking on the symbol.
  • To hide a column, right click on a column and choose Hide Column.

Add Gantt Chart Contents

Double click a cell to type in text such as the task name. -> Choose a different font under Home tab.

Change Task Bar in Gantt Chart

When double clicking the text editing box to input task start date and finish date, the progress bar is updated automatically according to the new date.

Also, you can rest the cursor at the end of a bar, when the cursor changes as a two-way arrow (No.1), drag the bar to change the finish date.
Hover the cursor above a bar, and when the cursor changes into a four-way arrow (No.2), you can move the whole task bar. When the bar is moved, the start and finish date will change accordingly.
Input the task completed percentage, and the green progress bar will be upgraded automatically. Alternatively, position the cursor at the beginning of the bar, when the cursor turns as a two-way arrow and a percent symbol (No.3), drag the bar to change the complete percentage.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 8

Add Relationship Between Two Tasks

To add a relationship between two tasks, put the mouse curser on one task and drag to another task. Then the two tasks will be connected by an arrow.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 9

Save or Export Gantt Chart

Click Save on File tab to save your Gantt chart as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats. You can choose to upload your chart to Cloud so that you and your friends can access it anytime anywhere.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 10
Hit Export & Send under File to export the Gantt chart as images, presentation slides or other format you want.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 11

Print Gantt Chart

Click File tab; choose Print and then the print setting and preview window show. You can choose which pages and how many copies to print here.
If the drawing page is larger than the print paper, the drawing will be printed on more than 1 paper. To print it on only 1 paper,
click More Print Setup... and then choose Fit to.
How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 12

Learn how to create Gantt Charts on Mac fast. It is extremely easy and unexpectedly fast to do it with professional and powerful diagramming software.

Open a Gantt Chart Template

Firstly, open a blank drawing page and the libraries including shapes needed for creating Gantt Charts for Mac OS X.

On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Project Management. -> Double click the icon of Gantt Chart.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 1

Add Gantt Chart Shapes

From the Gantt library, drag and drop shapes to the canvas. A dialogue box pops up. You can set Gantt chart data in this dialogue box including date format, start and finish date. (Tip: This dialogue box can be reopened though Set Date Options button under Gantt Chart tab.)

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 2

Set Gantt Chart Currency Unit and Format

You can set the currency format at the bottom right corner of the pop-up dialogue. (Note: the default currency format goes with the software default setting. It's under the Option menu on File tab. )

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 3

Edit Gantt Chart

Resize and Move Gantt Chart

Drag the green square handles to resize Gantt chart. Click on the chart and drag it to move it.

Add a Task or Sub Task in Gantt Chart

You can right click above a task to add a task or a sub task.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 4

Another way is to use the quick buttons under the Gantt Chart tab to add a task or delete a task.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 5

Change Column Width or Row Height

To change the column width, place the cursor on the line between two columns and drag, just as the way excel operates.

To change the row height, place the cursor on the line between two rows and drag.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 6

Insert Columns

You can right click to insert a new column after the selected column. Choose the title of column from the pop-up dialogue box. For example, we can add a priority column.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 7

Tip:

  • You can change the priority by clicking on the symbol.
  • To hide a column, right click on a column and choose Hide Column.


Add Gantt Chart Contents

Double click a cell to type in text such as the task name. -> Choose a different font under Home tab.

Change Task Bar in Gantt Chart

When double clicking the text editing box to input task start date and finish date, the progress bar is updated automatically according to the new date.

Also, you can rest the cursor at the end of a bar, when the cursor changes as a two-way arrow (No.1), drag the bar to change the finish date.

Hover the cursor above a bar, and when the cursor changes into a four-way arrow (No.2), you can move the whole task bar. When the bar is moved, the start and finish date will change accordingly.

Input the task completed percentage, and the green progress bar will be upgraded automatically. Alternatively, position the cursor at the beginning of the bar, when the cursor turns as a two-way arrow and a percent symbol (No.3), drag the bar to change the complete percentage.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 8

Add Relationship Between Two Tasks

To add a relationship between two tasks, put the mouse curser on one task and drag to another task. Then the two tasks will be connected by an arrow.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 9

Save or Export Gantt Chart

Click Save on File tab to save your Gantt chart as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats. You can choose to upload your chart to Cloud so that you and your friends can access it anytime anywhere.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 10

Hit Export & Send under File to export the Gantt chart as images, presentation slides or other format you want.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 11

Print Gantt Chart

Click File tab; choose Print and then the print setting and preview window show. You can choose which pages and how many copies to print here.

If the drawing page is larger than the print paper, the drawing will be printed on more than 1 paper. To print it on only 1 paper,
click More Print Setup... and then choose Fit to.

How to Create Gantt Chart - Image 12

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