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Changing the Path of a Link

Beginning with OnePager 6.1, users can make predecessors more readable by adjusting the path of individual task links. By default, OnePager will try to optimize link paths based on the type of dependency (finish-to-start, etc.) and the position of the predecessor and successor tasks, but users can override these defaults with a simple drag and drop:

Adjusting Link Attachment Points

A task link is a line that begins on a predecessor task and then attaches to the successor task. The link will attach to the top, middle, or bottom or the predecessor task, as well as to the successor task.

To adjust one or both attachment points:

  1. Left click on the link that you want to change.
  2. The link will show green dot where it is currently attached to the task bar:

  3. Drag the green dot up and down, and it will snap to one of the three attachment points: top, middle, or bottom. More dots will appear to show you other attachment point options that are available.
  4. When you change the attachment points of a link, OnePager may make changes to the link geometry to optmize the line's path through your Gantt chart.

Arrowhead Positions

When you move one of the vertical attachment points, you'll notice that the arrowhead changes its orientation as well. This is because each attachment point results in a specific arrowhead position:

  • Links attached at the top will have a downward-pointing arrowhead
  • Links attached in the middle will have an arrowhead that points left or right
  • Links attached at the bottom will have a upward-pointing arrowhead

Here is an example of a task with three different links, each with a different attachment point, meaning three different arrowhead positions:

Rerouting the Link Path

You can also adjust how the line is routed between the predecessor and successor tasks. This is useful if the default link line is obscuring other parts of your timeline. To fine-tune the link path:

  1. Left click on the link that you want to change.
  2. The link will show yellow dot(s) on any portions of the line that can be moved:

  3. Depending on the overall path of the line, you will have a different number of yellow dots that you can adjust, since some line paths are more flexible than others.
  4. Drag and drop the yellow dot(s) to optimize the path of the link line.

Last Updated: December 27, 2019