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Gantt view displays tasks on your map as a task list and a Gantt chart. You can add, remove, an change some Task Info directly in this view. A task must have a Start Date and Due Date to appear in the Gantt chart. You can convert any topic without task info into a task by dragging it from the map onto the Gantt chart.

Task topics that are linked to tasks in Outlook, SharePoint and the Mindjet Tasks are included in Gantt view if they have a Start Date and Due Date. When you make changes to the Task Info for these topics in Gantt view, their associated external tasks are also changed.

Note: You may not have access to MindManager's online features. However, if you have a MindManager Plus, Mindjet for Business, or ProjectDirector account, you can turn on MindManager's online features using Options.

See Print for more information on printing your map as a Gantt chart.


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View tasks as a Gantt Chart

A Gantt chart shows your tasks in a timeline view.

The Gantt chart will display all tasks that have a Start date and a Due date.


Non-work days are shaded on the chart. These are defined in the Map Calendar.

The current day (today) is indicated on the chart by a colored line.

If you enable the Show Overutilized Weeks in Gantt Chart option (from the Gantt button pull-down menu or the Resources task pane) weeks with Overutilized resources are indicated by special shading on the Gantt chart.

Dependencies are also shown here.

Milestones are displayed with a special icon. To set a task as a milestone, right-click on the task and click Milestone.

Filtered tasks

By default, the Gantt Chart will not show tasks that are hidden on the map by a filter. You can display these tasks in the Gantt chart without disabling the filter by doing one of the following:

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Orient and navigate in the Gantt Chart

Use the splitter between the task list and the Gantt chart to adjust the view of the list and chart.

To zoom in and out (decrease or increase the displayed range of dates) do one of the following:

Use the Gantt Zoom slider on the status bar. Or Click the Gantt chart background, and then press CTRL as you use the scrollwheel on the mouse. Or To fit the Gantt chart to the window click the Fit Gantt Chart button on the status bar.


To see a different range of dates, use the scrollbar at the bottom of the chart, or drag the date bar at the top of the chart left or right.

You can expand or collapse tasks in the list or in the chart:

Selecting tasks in Gantt view

When a task is selected on the map it will be selected in Gantt view. Selecting a different task in Gantt view will not change the task selected on the map.

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Add or remove tasks in Gantt  View

Right-click on a task in the task list or on the chart, and then click:

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Convert a map topic to a task

You can convert any map topic without task info into a task by dragging the topic from the map onto the Gantt chart.

  1. Select the topic on your map

  2. Drag it onto the Gantt chart. The task Start and Due dates will be set to the day where you drop the topic, and its Duration is set to 1 day.

You can edit the Task Info to adjust as needed.

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Change Task Info in Gantt view

You can change some Task Info directly in Gantt view.

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Change task start times

A task will always begin at the start of the work day.
Exception: a task that is a dependent task can start or end part-way through a work day.

When you drag a task in the Gantt chart to change its start time, the start time will snap to the beginning of the day.
Exception: the start time for a dependent task will not move beyond the position required to honor the dependency.

Change task duration

When you drag the end of a task bar to change its duration, the end you drag will snap to the closest day boundary.
Exception: the start or end of a dependent task will not move beyond the position required to honor the dependency .

If the task is not dependent on another task, it’s minimum task duration becomes 1 day. In other words, you cannot drag the end of the task to create a partial-day task. This can only be done by using the task pane to change the task duration.  
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Copy the Gantt chart to the Clipboard

You can copy an image of the Gantt chart to the Clipboard that you can paste into another document. The image will show the Gantt chart at its current size and detail level.

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