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Format views; work with styles

To customize the appearance of your project iTaskX offers wide range of functions:

Standard styles for text, bars and boxes

All parts of a view (text, bars and boxes), except table headers and the timeline, are based on styles which you can view and edit in the iTaskX „Style Library” Style Library. In the „Style Library” all available styles are grouped per type.

Edit standard styles:

  1. Double-click the style in the list which you want to change.
  2. In the upcoming pop-over click „Edit”:
    • „Text”: To adjust all setting for the table portion of a view.
    • „Bar”: Based on the selected entry in the library style list, „Bar” combines all graphical settings for task bars, milestones, summary tasks..., in the Gantt chart or the Tracking Gantt view.
      Hint
      Click on the preview to select the part which you want to change.
    • „Box”: Contain all format settings for the task representation in the „Network Diagram” view.
  3. Click „Done” to leave the edit mode and click „Done” again to close the pop-over.

Notes

  • Changes are applied automatically if „Style” under „Entry Style” in the „Format-Info-Inspector” Format-Info-Inspector is set to „Auto (...)”.
  • Not every entry in the library style list contain „Bar” and „Box”.
Custom styles for text, bars and boxes

If you want to use special styles which doesn't depend on types or views, you can use custom styles. The new custom styles are saved under the standard styles in the iTaskX „Style Library” Style Library.

Create a custom style:

  1. Click on the „+” button under the iTaskX „Style Library” Style Library.
  2. Enter a name for the custom style and click the „Edit” button in the upcoming pop-over.
  3. Adjust „Text”, „Bar” and „Box” (see instructions above).
  4. Click „Done” to leave the edit mode and click „Done” again to close the pop-over.

Assign a custom style:

  1. Select the task(s), resource(s) or assignment(s) to which you want to assign the custom style.
  2. Choose your custom style in the list of the „Style” pop-up in the „Format-Info-Inspector” Format-Info-Inspector („Entry Style” pane).

Notes

  • It's also possible to assign custom styles by dragging the custom styles icon from the iTaskX „Style Library” Style Library to the desired entry.
  • If a custom style is assigned some format options like „Show as milestone” will not consider.
  • To change the appearance of a single cell or bar, select it, deactivate „Use Entry-Style” in the „Format-Info-Inspector” Format-Info-Inspector („Cell Settings”, „Bar Settings” pane) and make your changes there. Be careful with this settings because this can slow down iTaskX!
Format timeline and table header

Change the format of the table headers and the timeline:

  1. Open the „Format-Info-Inspector” Format-Info-Inspector.
  2. Scroll down to the „Header Settings” pane and make your changes there.”

Note
Changes in the „Header Settings” pane will effect all views which have a table portion or a timeline.

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