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.
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.
Or on the Gantt Format ribbon choose 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.
Select the format you want and click ok. Your Gantt bars will now reflect your chosen format.