In Microsoft Project, more than one view can be displayed simultaneously.
For example, within Microsoft Project 2010 a Timeline view can be displayed in conjunction with a Gantt Chart view, or in both versions a Task Form view can be displayed horizontally within a split pane view below or above the default Gantt view.
How to display split work panes
If you are using Microsoft Project 2003/2007, to display a Task Form and Gantt Chart combination:
1. Select Split from the Window menu, creating a combination view:
This places the upper pane at the top of the screen, with a lower pane at the base of the screen.
This lower pane contains a ‘Task Form’ view by default.
For example, a Timeline view can be displayed in conjunction with a Gantt Chart view, or a Task Form view can be displayed in a details pane below the default (upper pane) view. To display a Task Form and Gantt Chart combination:
1. On the View tab, in the Split View group, click the Details check box.
How does a Task Form work?
When a task form is displayed in a lower pane it exhibits a number of characteristics:
- The lower pane shows detail about the selected object above (within the upper pane).
- The current ‘live’ pane has a dark left border.