Changing all Planning Board Elements

Select Edit ® Change all to change the characteristics of any element in the planning board.

Types of elements are:

  • Line Items

These are the text-string entries listed on the left side of the planning board. The line items provide the text name for the corresponding events in the right side of the board.

  • Milestones

These are small markers you can insert in the events area (right side of the planning board). Milestones can have various colors or shapes, and are useful in marking particular points in time.

  • Events

These are the horizontal bars (in the events area at the right side of the planning board) that show the duration of an event. (The name for the event is shown in the corresponding line item on the left side of the chart.)

If you have activated the Change all option, clicking on a line item, milestone, or event causes the window for that element type to appear.

Using the Line Item Window

In the line item window, you can edit the text string that appears in the line item.

Using the Milestone Window

The milestone window lets you modify the following aspects of the milestone you clicked on:

  • Text

The text name for the milestone

  • Shape

The shape for the milestone: Rectangle, Triangle or Line.

  • Position

The position of the milestone within the event: Top, Bottom, or Center.

  • Size

The size of the milestone: Small, Medium, or Large.

  • Time

The point in time that the milestone marks. You can specify the date (day, month, and year) and time (hour and minutes).

  • Color...

The milestone's color. When you click on this item, a popup Color Assignment window appears. To use this window, click on Milestone (right column), then on the color you want, and then on Continue. The milestone does not change to the new color until you click on Continue in the milestone window.

For more information on using the Color Assignment window, see "The Color Assignment Window" in the section Setting Options.

Using the Event Window

The event window lets you modify the all aspects of the selected event. You can shorten or extend its duration, move it to a different time altogether, change its color, and so on. However, moving the event to a different line is not possible.

Event window fields are:

  • Text

The text name for the event

  • Position

The position of the event block (Top, Bottom, or Center) within the event slot. This field has no effect when the Height field is set to the maximum size (15). Only when the height is less than 15 does the Position value make a difference.

  • Border

The frame for the event block. You can display events with or without borders. (The default is Yes.)

  • Height

The height of the event block. Values of 1 to 15 are possible. If a line item has two events that overlap in time, you can display the overlap by using different Height values for each. (With different Position values and small enough Height values, you can make both events completely visible.)

  • Pattern

The pattern for the event block. You can use one of nine different shading patterns (numeric values 1 to 9).

  • Start

The starting time for the event. You can set the date (day, month, year) and time (hour and minutes.)

  • End

The ending time for the event. You can set the date (day, month, year) and time (hour and minutes.)

  • Color...

The event block color. When you click on this item, a popup Color Assignment window appears. To use this window, click on one of the color variable in right column (Event text, Event background, Event border), then on the color you want, and then on Continue. The new colors do not appear until you click on Continue in the event window.

For more information on using the Color Assignment window, see "The Color Assignment Window" in the section Setting Options.