You can decide among different ways of presenting the timeline for your charts. By default, your timeline is set to day scale.
For choosing a scaling of your preference, just click on the “Scaling” button which is above your charts
After this, a menu will appear.
There, you have the following options for scaling:
1) Hours Scale
Ideal choice for projects that last maximum one week, because task names are clearly shown in each task bar. Beware that task bars will always be automatically aligned to days, not hours.
2) Day Scale
This is the default scaling. Most time, you can clearly see the task names, and you can easily set the progress indicator which is on each task bar.
3) Week Scale
It can be used for projects that have a long time span. This way, you can see your chart from a bigger perspective. Notice that there are week numbers above the date numbers, so more information is added to your charts. Still you can see the task names and also change the progress indicator of each task
4) Month Scale
This scaling fits for projects that last several months. Note that if you have shorter duration than a month, some information might not appear in the bar.
Changing the default view
This is how you save a different scaling option, note that this changing the scaling permanently, so your chart will appear with this view next time you open it.
First, press the “Settings” button that is above your chart.
A menu appears on the screen, that allows you to change the graphics settings in your current chart, one of them is scaling. Let’s choose the week scale option.
Note that you should also set “Starting Position Date”, by choosing which date you want to start with when viewing the chart. Then hit the ”Save” button.
If you accidentally press the “Apply” button instead of “Save” button, then the scaling option won’t be saved.
That’s all, your default setting for scaling for this specific chart is “Week scale”. You can see that the new scaling has applied instantly in your chart.
Q: Should you also “Save Settings” from the left-hand side menu?
A: No, that is not necessary in this case