 Free Gantt Chart Template in Excel

# Free Gantt Chart Template in Excel Free Gantt Chart Template in Excel

• Modify the GREEN cells and the WBS, Tasks, and Task Lead columns. The rest of the columns are formulas.
• The number of weeks shown in the gantt chart is limited by the maximum number of columns available in Excel.
• The Start Date that you choose determines the first week in the gantt chart, starting on a Monday.
• Use the slider to adjust the range of dates shown in the gantt chart.
• Only 48 weeks can be shown/printed at one time, because each week uses up 5 columns.
Q1: The Working Days column shows "###". How do I fix that?

You need to install the Analysis ToolPak add-in that comes with Excel. Go to Tools > Add-ins, and select Analysis ToolPak.

Q2: How do I make Task 2 start the day after the end of Task 1?

Use the following formula for the start date of Task 2: =EndDate+1 where EndDate is the reference to the cell containing the end date of task 1

Copy the entire ROW (or a group of rows) for the type of task(s) you want to add and then right-click on the row where you want to insert the new tasks, then select Insert Copied Cells.

Important Note: When inserting a new subtask after the last subtask or before the first subtask, you will need to update the formulas for calculating the Level 1 %Complete and Duration (see below) to include the new subtask, because the ranges won't automatically expand to include the additional row.

Q4: How do I calculate the %Complete for a Level 1 task based upon the %Complete of all of the associated subtasks?

Example: If Task 1 is on row 11 and the subtasks are on rows 12-15, use the following formula: =SUM(F12:F15)/COUNT(F12:F15)

Q5: How do I calculate the Duration for a Level 1 task based upon the largest end date of a sub task?

Example: If the Level 1 task is on row 11 and the sub tasks are on rows 12-15, use the following formula =MAX(D12:D15)-C11

Q6: How can I include holidays in the calculation of the Working Days?

You can add a list of holidays to exclude in the NETWORKDAYS function. See Excel's help (F1) for more information.

Q7: How do I change the print settings?

Select the entire range of cells that you want to print and then go to File > Print Area > Set Print Area. Then go to File > Page Setup or File > Print Preview and adjust the Scaling and Page Orientation as desired.