Improving the Gantt/timeline chart

Hi there. It would be great there were options for colour shading and changing font-sizes at different hierarchical levels in the timeline view to make the structure of what you're looking at easier to define. Hope that makes sense.

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Hi Tom, that's an interesting idea! Could you share a bit more info about the areas you'd like to color shade, and how that would define the different levels? Is the Timeline the only location you'd like to do this?

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Hi, In the theme of "improving the Gantt/timeline chart", it would be great to see the tasks/projects/folders list in a frozen window to the left of the gantt. Maybe even the option to select different fields (i.e. start/due date, status etc..) Just a thought. 

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@Ian, we just released the New Timeline View, which can be enabled in Wrike Labs. It's combined with a Table View on the left, which sounds like what you may be looking for. :)

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Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

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I discovered that for some reason, the several months before my tasks start are depicted when looking at the Gantt/timeline view.  This is not great, and wish the months preceding the start of my project could be hidden or eliminated from the view.  The PDF that prints from the view accomplishes this, but on the screen, the months appear.  Would be a great improvement - Thanks!  See example attached...

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I have the same question as Ken. Every GANTT chart I make has a sea of nothing prior to the actual project start date. 

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Hello Adam LoPorto, welcome to the Community! In case you only need to display one subproject in your Gantt Chart View and not its parent item, you can simply open it by clicking on its name in the left-hand panel of your workspace:
 
 
If you see other items contained in the parent item of your project it is likely that you are opening the parent item and not the project itself:
  
 
I hope this information helps!

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Hi Juan... that's not the issue. The issue is that when I'm printing to PDF, I get a sea of blank months and weeks prior to the start of the first activity on my schedules (see Ken Downey's identical comment above). On MS project, this is solved by adjusting the "Start Date" of the overall project. No such setting seems to be present in Wrike. So, why wouldn't the GANTT chart space simply default to begin at the start of the first activity? As it stands, all of my active projects have months of empty space prior to the start of the first activity. Not a big deal when you're viewing it in the software, but when you print the GANTT chart it leads to a mess.

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Thank you for the clarification and additional details Adam LoPorto. The data included in your printed document reflects the information displayed in your Gantt Chart view, this means that all the items you can see in the view will be displayed in the PDF. In order to avoid printing additional items, please make sure to open only the relevant project (by clicking on its name on the left-side pane):
 
 
Additionally, you can apply filters to the view to display tasks that only meet certain conditions, for instance, tasks assigned to you or tasks that start on a specific date:
  
 
I hope this information helps!

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