Changing the date format on Gantt chart bars

A while back I posted about how you can change the format of dates in Project. The post showed how easily you could change the format of the dates within the main data entry window of Project. One of my readers pointed out that this was not reflected in the Gantt chart bat text automatically, as you can see below.

Entry date format doesn't match the bar date format

Changing the format of these dates is just as simple as changing the other date formats. Either right click on the Gantt chart to bring up the context menu and select Layout.

Right click - Layout

Or on the Gantt Format ribbon choose Layout.

Gantt Format Ribbon -> Layout


This will bring up a dialog where you can customise how links are displayed between tasks, bar height and most importantly, the format of any dates on the various bars.

Layout dialog - Bar Date Format

Select the format you want and click ok. Your Gantt bars will now reflect your chosen format.

Matching date formats

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