Blue Excel is a powerful Excel Addin. It is designed to make program Gantt Chart. Excel is often used to make program plan instead of Microsoft Project due to it is familiar by most people.
Blue Excel provides faster way to create program Gantt Chart plan. It supports plan based on week, working day or calendar date. You can create task bar by input start/end date or by graphically way.You can move , shrink or extend the task bar which make schedule adjustment much easier. You can set task bar color, create connector between tasks which make it easy to understand task priority and dependency. Task information can be shown in the task bar. Detail and precondition information can be shown in front or after the task bar. All these make the task easy to read. You can also customize the color of text and task bar. With Blue Excel, you can also add multip bars in one row. Using excel you can hide/unhide areas, filter tasks, set color of the text, add comment, add column, add shape, group rows and so on. All these excel embedded features make you easy to manage your plan and don't need to learn a new tool.
Blue Excel also supports integration plan and resource plan making. You can create task bar graphically, move, shrink or extend the task bar easily. Add detail information to the shape task bar is supported. Limited text information on text bar is no longer an issue.
Besides Gantt Chart, Blue Excel provides a lot free tools such as:
Quick way to filter the selected column. Quick way to run frequently used command.Quick way to run macros.Merge cells content into one cell.Find an item between files.Check difference between files.Quick switch between files. Shortcut to set color.Mark cells with same value in same color. Filter rows according the value in current cell. Extract number. Extract text. Add character.Reverse text. Remove space.Count characters. Convert value to text. Remove duplicate rows, cells.Remove ranges and so on.
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