Useful Shortcuts to Save Time in Gantt Chart View
by Avantix Learning Team | Updated: January 29, 2017
Applies to: Microsoft® Project® 2010, 2013 and 2016 (Windows)
You can save time in Project using these great keyboard shortcuts in the Gantt Chart view. These will also work in other task views and in most versions of Project.
1. Display the Task Information Dialog Box
Click in a task and press Shift + F2 to display the Task Information dialog box.
2. Edit a Task
Click in a task and press F2.
3. Indent Tasks
Select the tasks you wish to indent and press Alt + Shift + right arrow.
4. Outdent Tasks
Select the tasks you wish to outdent and press Alt + Shift + left arrow.
5. Show / Expand Subtasks
Click in a task and press Alt + Shift + plus sign (+).
6. Hide / Collapse Subtasks
Click in a task and press Alt + Shift + minus sign (-).
7. Show / Hide All Subtasks
Click in a task and press Alt + Shift + asterisk (*).
8. Link Tasks
Select the tasks you wish to link and press Control + F2.
9. Unlink Tasks
Select the tasks you wish to unlink and press Control + Shift + F2.
10. Display the Gantt Bar for the Selected Task
You can display the Gantt bar for the current task by clicking in the task and pressing Control + Shift + F5. This has also been called Go to Selected Task or Show Selected Task.
There are many other shortcuts in Project, but these are some of the most useful, particularly in Gantt Chart view.
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