Highlight the summary path to identify tasks that affect the end date of a parent task
Enable the summary path on a collection of tasks to outline the subtasks that affect the completion date of their summary (parent) task. Summary path is a variant of critical path which shows you a more refined critical path of subtasks that you select, as opposed to showing you the critical path of an entire sheet. Summary path will look at all child tasks in the summary path’s hierarchy.
Dependencies must first be enabled on the sheet. See Enable Dependencies & Use Predecessors.
Show or Hide Summary Path
To show summary path in the Gantt chart:
- Right-click a parent task (noted by the grey task bars).
- Select Show Summary Path.
That’s it! Your summary path task bars are outlined in orange.
To hide the Summary Path in the Gantt chart:
- Right-click on the summary (parent) task bar in the summary path.
- Select Hide Summary Path.