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planchart Tutorial


planchart is a software tool for producing bar charts. See example of chart. Bar charts essentially show bars of varying lengths under a calendar. Each bar gives a graphical representation of when something starts and when it ends. It's an aid to planning, scheduling and communicating. It has been tradionally used for management of projects especially in the construction industry. However it has many other uses other than businesses. For example, home users can use it to plan a wedding, to schedule the housework between the family members and to organise the garden activities.  Clubs, churches, societies etc. may use it for planning and communicating improvements being made. The uses are limitless.

Bar chart programs have been available for a number of years. planchart makes the whole process much easier, faster and cheaper to use with much improved graphics. 

planchart is essentially intuitive and easy to use. This tutorial will walk you through the processes involved and the facilities available for creating great looking charts.

Lesson 1 - Getting Started


If you are familiar with this tutorial you can go directly to:

Lesson 1 (Getting Started): Start; Request Registration; Register

Lesson 2 (Design New Chart)

Lesson 3 (Embellishing the chart): Adding text; Drawing bars; Adding pictures; drawing lines, shapes and symbols and Printer options

Lesson 4 (Viewer menu Part 1): The File Menu; File Open; Print Setup; Page Setup; Publish Report and Saving a Chart

Lesson 5 (Viewer menu Part 2): Line Widths; Bar Heights; and Fonts

Lesson 6 (Viewer menu Part 3): Add New; PasteUsing Pictures from a previously Saved file and Removing, Copying or Changing Pictures