Assigning Colors

Select Options  ®  Color assignment.

The Color Assignment dialog box can be called up from various places in SAP Gantt Chart (the Event, Milestone, and Options dialog boxes).

The Color Assignment dialog box consists of three parts:

  • A color palette of 16 colors
  • A list of color variables for the graph. A color variable is an aspect of the graph that is colorable.
  • A large color stripe at the top of the palette. This stripe shows the current color of the color variable highlighted.

How to Set Color Values

You can use these components to color various parts of the graph. Set the color variables to particular color values from the palette, as follows:

  1. Click on the color variable whose value you want to set. When you have selected the variable, its current value appears in the large color stripe at the top of the menu.
  2. Assign a new color to the variable by clicking on one of the palette colors with the mouse. The large color stripe changes to the requested color. Click on Apply (or Continue) to apply the new color to the graph.

Color Variables

The color variables listed in the Color Assignment menu depend on where you request the menu. If you select Color... in the Event window, you can set the following event-related color variables:

  • Event text

The text that appears in the event block.

  • Event background

The background color for the event block.

  • Event border

The border around the event box.

If you select Color... in the Milestone window, you can set the following milestone-related color variable:

  • Milestone

The color of the milestone.

If you selected Color Assignment in the Options menu, you can set these color variables for the diagram as a whole:

  • Holiday

Time line text for times known to be holidays, including Saturdays and Sundays. For example, when you use a time unit of hours, the time line shows hours in the bottom half and the day and date in the top half. For Saturdays and Sundays, both halves of the time line appear in the Holiday color.

  • Time line text

All time line text except holiday text. (The latter is colored by the Holiday color variable.)

  • Time line background

The time line's background. This color applies to all background in the time line, including the background of holiday times. (The text of holidays is colored by the Holiday color variable.)

  • Gridlines

The vertical and horizontal grid lines in the event area. To see this color, you must have the Vertical grid and Horizontal grid options turned on.

This color also colors the time-now line, if the Time-now line option is turned on.

  • Events area background

The part of the planning board where the event boxes and grid lines appear.

  • Line item background

The part of the planning board (left hand side) where the line items are listed.

  • Line item text

The text of the line items.

  • Border

The thin border areas of the planning board: around the events area, line item area, the time line and title area.

  • Date text

The text in the date block at the bottom left of the planning board.

  • Date background

The background in the date block at the bottom left of the planning board.

  • Title text

The text of the diagram title.

  • Title background

The background for the diagram title area.