Since the release of Microsoft Project 2010 turned we 2007 users back into instant amateurs, it seems only fair that we should try and help each-other out with a few tips for the common question “where the heck did that go?”. In this case – where the heck did the Split option go?
In this article, we give you the location of the setting for the Split screen area in Microsoft Project, which is hard to find when you’re used to the 2007 version.
To open the Split screen, click on the View ribbon tab (1) and then check the Details box (2) in the section called Split View. Now you can right-click on the resulting split screen area at the bottom (3) to select the type of split view you wish to use.
To hide the Split view once you’re done with it, right-click in the Split area and uncheck the Show Split option, or go back to the View ribbon and uncheck the Details box.
More Split Options
Now that we know where to find the Split View toggle, we can explore this a little further. The field to the right of the Details box defaults to the Task Form setting. However, we can choose from a variety of other options but clicking on the combo field.
Interestingly the Task Form option doesn’t appear in the menu but is the default because it’s the most commonly used. As shown below, you can find the Task Form option in the More Views… list, and use the Edit… button (1) to add it to the menu using the ‘Show in menu’ option (2).
There’s a lot we can do in the split view of the Microsoft Project window. Now you know where it is, take a look at some of the other views available in the Views: list of the More Views dialog. You’ll likely discover some other useful ways to work on your project schedule.
Gantt Chart Option
Finally, you can always right-click in the Gantt chart area in Microsoft Project to switch on the Split view using the Show Split option at the bottom of the menu.