Custom Date Heading

Create up to four different user-defined date headings per schedule. Any or all of those custom headings can be displayed using the four date heading levels on your schedule.

Create a custom heading

  1. Click on the date headings on the schedule.
  2. The toolbar will change to the Selection tab Current Object Heading.
  3. Choose   and the Create or Edit Custom Headings dialog box appears.
  4. Choose Custom Type 1 (or any custom heading that is available for use).
  5. In the first cell under Date Heading Text, enter the first heading text (e.g. "Phase 1").
  6. Tab over to Date that Time Period Ends On, and enter the date that the first time period ends.
  7. Refer to your project's starting date to determine the beginning date for the first entry's time span. That is, if the project start date is 1/1/2001 and the first date entry is 2/28/2001, then the first custom heading will span from 1/1 to 2/28.
  8. If this schedule will be viewed by others, it's best to choose Custom Heading Data is Embedded in Schedule.
  9. Continue these steps until you have entered all of your custom date heading's text and dates; then click OK. To display this custom heading, choose Custom Heading Type 1 (or 2, 3, or 4) under Heading Type.
Custom heading example #1
In this example for Custom Type 1, three line entries are made for Date Heading Text.

The text "Phase 1" will appear beginning on the schedule's start date and ending on the user-enter date 2/15/2004.

The text "Phase 2" will appear beginning 2/16/2004 and end on 4/30/2005.

The text "Phase 3" will appear from 5/1/2005 to 6/30/2006.

As shown in the image above, this custom heading is displayed along with two standard heading selections.


Custom heading example #2
In this example, two custom headings are used and no standard headings are used.

Custom Type 3 contains one custom date heading, and Custom Type 4 contains another.

Together, they display the date headings as seen above.

Custom heading example #3
Download this schedule and follow the instructions to see how the headings were generated.
Custom heading
  • If you need to delete a custom heading line entry, click on the line number and press Delete Entry.
  • If you need to insert a custom heading line entry, click on the line number below the line you want to insert and click Insert Entry.
  • If your custom heading dates are out of order, you can sort your entries by date by choosing Sort.
  • When entering Date that Time Period Ends On, you must use the date and time format that is set up in the Windows Control Panel.
  • You can have up to 1,000 entries per custom heading.
More: All about date headings