Customizing Task Bars - Project 2000
In Project 2000, you can customize task bars so that they have, for example, different colours for special purposes when, for instance, you want to distinguish between different resources, departments, contracts, etc. From the Gantt view, assuming a resource called Fred, first you need to detect tasks assigned to Fred by using a Flag field - click on the Resource Names column heading to highlight it, then Insert/Column/select Flag1 and in the Title field call it Fred. Then right click the Fred column heading and select Customize Fields./Formula button and enter an If formula: IIf ([Resource Names]="Fred",Yes,No), /OK/OK/OK. You should now see a Yes for Fred's tasks.
Then, from the Gantt view, Format/Bar Styles. make a copy of the Task bar - Cut Row/ Paste Row (to put it back again) scroll to the bottom and in the next blank space Paste Row again. Change the task name to Fred, then change its colour/pattern/end shapes to suit. Click in the Show For.Tasks cell, delete Normal,Noncritical, click the drop-down arrow and select Flag1, OK/OK. All bars for Fred will now show the selected appearance.
As there are 20 Flag fields, this procedure can be repeated for up to 20 different selections.