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Styles and Contents

Styles and Contents

Let's create a project with style! After meticulously establishing the logical connections among various activities, it's time to customize the document to match your preferences. Whether you want to emphasize specific aspects for reporting or simply prefer a different color palette, the Styles Inspector is here to assist. Additionally, by using labels, you can add further information. These labels can e.g. show text elements such as assigned resources directly in front of, on or after an activity.

The Style Inspector

In Merlin Project, an array of style properties is at your fingertips, allowing you to tailor the appearance of your project's content. These style options are crafted to help you forge visually appealing and well-structured project plans. Simply highlight an element you want to format and go to the styles inspector.

You can access the styles inspector in three different ways:

  1. By clicking on the paintbrush icon
  2. By right-clicking on an object in the workspace and selecting "Style and Content"
  3. By going to the Menu "View" > "Style"
The Styles Inspector in Merlin Project

You can choose from three tabs to style different parts of your project:

  1. General
  2. By Rules
  3. For Selection

In each tab, you can click on the visual representation (the light blue area in the image above) to select the elements you want to style. The "General" tab applies the style to all relevant elements, "By Rules" applies it based on specified conditions, and "For Selection" applies the style to currently selected elements.

Within the visual representation, you can modify bars, reference bars, and entire rows. Labels can be added to the left, middle, or right side of your bars, allowing you to incorporate additional information into the Gantt chart, such as resources, costs, or duration. Click on any label, and choose a field from the drop-down "Content" menu to add the desired information.

Now, let's put these learnings into practice in the next chapter.

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