Configure how information displays on the Gantt Chart

You can configure what information displays in both the Task List Gantt Chart and the Project List Gantt Chart.

Access requirements

You must have the following to follow the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Review or higher
Access level configurations*

View or higher access to Projects and Tasks

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

View or higher access to the project

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Understand Display Options

The following table details the display options for the Gantt chart:

Actual Dates

Actual Start Date and Actual Completion Date are displayed with a triangle icon. If the Actual Completion Date is null, only the Actual Start Date is displayed.

For more information about start and completion dates, see Overview of the project Actual Completion Date and Overview of the project Actual Start Date.


Shows task assignees. Mouse over the  Details  link next to the name of an assignee to see more detailed information about them, including the percentage of their allocation to the task.

Assignees are not displayed on the Gantt chart when the Gantt chart is exported to PDF. When the Gantt chart is exported to PDF, assignees are displayed only in the task list.


A project snapshot that represents key pieces of data about the project included in the initial project plan. Baselines can be taken throughout the life of the project. When you enable to display baselines in the Gantt chart, select which baseline you want to display. You can view only one baseline on the Gantt chart at a time, and it will be shown in the form of a gray bar.

For more information about baselines, see Create project baselines.

Commit Date

The date an assignee gives as their commitment of when the task will be completed is displayed with a marker in the Gantt chart.

For more information about commit dates, see Commit Date overview.

% Complete
The percentage of the task that is completed displays in the task line.
Critical Path
The tasks that could affect the timeline of the project are considered part of the Critical Path and are clearly marked in red.
Milestone Diamonds

A diamond icon displays after the task that is associated with a milestone. Mouse over a milestone to view the name and date of the milestone. The Workfront administrator determines the color of each milestone diamond.

For more information about milestones, see Create a milestone path.

Milestone Lines

A line displays after the task that is associated with a milestone. Mouse over a milestone to view the name and date of the milestone. The Workfront administrator determines the color of each milestone line.

For more information about milestones, see  Create a milestone path


A line from one task to another that shows the predecessor relationship between the two tasks. To highlight an individual predecessor line, mouse over it. Click it to keep it highlighted. You can only highlight one predecessor line at a time.

Predecessor  icon is displayed next to any task that has a predecessor relationship that spans multiple pages on the Gantt chart or on any task that has a cross-project predecessor.

Click the Predecessor icon to view all predecessor and successor tasks, as well as details about each task, such as task name, type of predecessor relationship, and key dates.

Note: The Gantt Chart in a list of projects displays information about cross-project predecessors. For more information about how to create predecessor relationships between different projects see Create cross-project predecessors

For more information about predecessors, see Enforce predecessors.

Progress Status

On Time  task_on_time__Oct._2017.png

Behind     task_behind__Oct._2017.png

At Risk     task_at_risk.png

Late         task_late_Oct.2017.png

The status of the current progress on a given task.

For more detailed information about each Progress Status type, see Task Progress Status overview.

Projected Dates

The expected projected timeline marking the Projected Start and Completion dates based on the current work completed, plus work remaining.

For more information on projected completion dates, see Overview of the Projected Completion Date for projects, tasks, and issues.

Configure Display Options

  1. Go to the Task List Gantt Chart or the Project List Gantt Chart.
    For more information on where the either Gantt chart is located, see Get started with the Gantt Chart.

  2. (Optional) Select the Switch to Projected Dates setting to display the tasks by their Projected Dates. By default, tasks are displayed by their Planned Dates in the Gantt chart.

  3. Click the options icon to display the Options dialog box.

  4. Select the configuration options that you want to display in the Gantt chart.

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    Not all of the configuration options are available in the Project List Gantt Chart.
  5. Click anywhere in the Gantt chart to close the Options dialog box.