Wrike’s Timeline View is an interactive Gantt chart where you can create and edit tasks. Here are some tips on how to quickly set up and edit tasks from the Timeline:
- Create a task: click on an empty space on the Timeline while holding the “Shift” key. A popup window appears where you can enter additional task details.
- Reschedule a task: drag and drop the task bar to the required dates.
- Change the task duration: hover your cursor over the left or right side of the task bar, and then click and drag the inner arrow 1 of the bar to the desired start/end date.
- Add a dependency: hover your cursor over the left or right side of the task bar, and then click and drag the outer arrow 2 to the task you want to want to create a dependency with.
Move a Task on the Timeline
All items on the view are positioned automatically. The horizontal position of tasks and Folders is determined by their start/end dates and they will move when you reschedule them. The logic for vertical positioning is:
- Parent Folders and Projects are listed first and are sorted by the start date of their earliest task.
- Subfolders and Subprojects appear under their parents.
- Tasks with dependencies are listed above tasks without them.
- All tasks and dependency chains are shown based on their earliest start date.
- If multiple tasks start on the same date, the task with the shorter duration is listed first.
- If multiple tasks or chains start and end on the same date, they are sorted alphanumerically.
Moving a Project on the Timeline
You can reschedule a whole Project or a series of dependent tasks on the Timeline View, preserving the scheduling gaps between tasks. To do this:
- Connect all (or a series of) tasks with dependencies.
- Make one of the tasks in the chain a milestone.
- While pressing and holding the “Shift” key, drag and drop the milestone to its new date.
- Click “Yes” in the popup that appears. All tasks are rescheduled accordingly, and the time gaps between tasks is preserved.
Did You Know?
You can click the task bar to view scheduling information, open a task, delete it, or convert it into a milestone.