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    When I’m working in MS Project, the line number that I use for identifying predecessors keep disappearing. Sometimes, they will reappear when I hover over the task but always end up going away.

    Is there some settings that has been set that I can change to keep them visible all the time?

    Thanks.

    #411091 Reply
    Larry Christofaro
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    Hey Norman. I haven’t seen this before. Some questions: Are you up to date on MS Project updates? Is this happening on one project or all projects? Is the same behavior happening with other users, other computers? It sounds like a software issue and maybe this might help. Good luck…

    #411098 Reply

    Norman Christensen

    Thanks Larry,

    I too have never seen this.
    We are updated and I have heard other discussing it as well.

    I was hoping it was a setting that I had turned on.

    Thanks.

    #411101 Reply

    Norman;
    Can you be more specific on how/where this is occurring? Is it the Task ID # that is disappearing on task rows? Is it predecessor numbers that disappear in the Predecessor column fields? Is it predecessor lines that disappear in the Gantt chart? When you specify that you’re hovering over the task, are you hovering over the successor task or the predecessor task? Is it occurring only in one view such as a Gantt view, is it only in a Task Information window, or is it only in the Task Form in the bottom details?
    Sorry to ask so many questions. I don’t know that I can help, but with a lot more clarity around when this occurs, there may be others that have seen it and can respond.

    #411102 Reply

    Norm Christensen

    Hi Daryl,

    The task ID# is the one in question.
    It appears and if you use your keyboard to move up and down, that is when the numbers disappear.
    I checked to see if it happen on all the views and it is only one the Task Sheet view that it happens. Good call.

    #411103 Reply

    Norm
    Is it possible that the Task Sheet view has been corrupted? Try editing the Task Sheet view. Do you see any rows (view columns) that look goofy or have error messages in them? If so, try removing those error rows from the view and see if the problem disappears.
    It’s a long shot, but I’ve seen weird things happen in views in 2013. For example, in our environment, you could cut tasks, but you can’t paste them. It turned out that the view had been corrupted and once it was “adjusted”, everything worked again as expected. Like I said, it’s a shot in the dark! 🙂

    #411352 Reply

    Bob Laabs

    Hi Norman. Did you ever resolve this issue? I have the exact same problem, have edited the Task Sheet view by deleting the ID and later re-inserting it. But no luck…the problem persists in the Task Sheet view. However, the problem is not in the Gantt Chart view. So I have a work-around. Would be interested in the proper fix, though!

    #411355 Reply

    Hi Bob,

    It ended up being a Task Sheet view issue only. I ended up creating a new task Sheet view and replacing the one that came with it.
    Never did figure out what the issue was with the out-of-box view.

    Thanks.. Larry

    #411356 Reply

    Cliff McManus

    I too have the same problem. I tried deleting the task sheet and recreating it, still have the problem after exiting and restarting MSP.

    MSP Professional 64 bit version 1705 build 8201.2207. Corporate environment, Office updates say I am up to date.

    This problem sometimes manifests itself with the ribbon bar being corrupted and overlay-ed with garbage so you cannot see the menu tabs or the menu itself. MSP usually crashes after this.

    Any assistance would be greatly assisted

    #411357 Reply

    Cliff McManus

    I too have the same problem. I tried deleting the task sheet and recreating it, still have the problem after exiting and restarting MSP.

    MSP Professional 64 bit version 1705 build 8201.2207. Corporate environment, Office updates say I am up to date.

    This problem sometimes manifests itself with the ribbon bar being corrupted and overlay-ed with garbage so you cannot see the menu tabs or the menu itself. MSP usually crashes after this.

    Any assistance would be greatly assisted

    #411387 Reply

    Richard Anderson

    I am also having the same issue. I’ve replaced the Task Sheet and that didn’t fix the issue. When I first open the project all the task id numbers are visible. If I click in any of the columns and then use the arrow keys to move up and down, the numbers stay visible. But if I use the mouse wheel to move up and down the tasks, the task id numbers disappear. I can then hover my mouse over the id number and it will appear and stay visible until I mouse wheel up or down.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Rick

    #411391 Reply

    The solution I ended up with was not to “fix” the problem but go around it. I never did get the out-of-box Task Sheet view to work so I just created my own custom one.

    #411435 Reply

    Kay Hanna

    Hi,
    My co-worker just found that if you use the Gantt Sheet view – where the task sheet is split side by side with the Gantt chart, that for this view the Task ID numbers will stay up. All other views the numbers seem come and go at whim…

    #411575 Reply

    Daniel Stevens

    Hi All,

    I’ve been trying to resolve this issue for far too long and finally discovered a fix!

    Go to the VIEW tab and click on TABLES > MORE TABLES… then select the table for the view of interest (ENTRY is the default table for the TASK SHEET view). Click on EDIT, and uncheck the box that says LOCK FIRST COLUMN.

    This should resolve the issue. Let me know if it does or doesn’t work fo you and best of luck!

    #411591 Reply

    Robin Harris

    Never would have figured this one out. Thank you Daniel!

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