Formatting network diagram nodes

You can modify the boxes that form the various nodes displayed in the Network Diagram Chart view similarly to the way that you can format taskbars in the Gantt Chart. You can format the color and line style of the box itself for each type of task. You can also control the number of fields that appear per node, the shape of the node, the horizontal and vertical alignment of text within the node, and the font that's used in each cell of the node. Use these settings to draw the reader's attention to categories of nodes that you want to emphasize.

As with task text and taskbars in the Gantt Chart view, be careful about keeping track of changes that you make: The Undo feature doesn't work here. Project has its own color and line scheme for various types of tasks, and you run the risk of formatting one category to look just like another category by mistake. Because interpreting the information in a Project chart is so key to its success, be careful about changing formatting defaults.

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