​Most of the time, you'll view your tasks in chronological order as you manage them. Use Sort to see tasks by Start Date.

  1. Go to the Gantt Chart.
  2. Click Project menu.
  3. Click Sort by Start Date
  4. Select Task name and ascending.


That's the quick and dirty way to sort view.

Other ways to sort

   Sort multiple columns at the same time

   Sort tasks by date

   Sort tasks by resources

   More ways to sort project info

Sort multiple columns at the same time

The Sort dialog box helps you sort by multiple columns at the same time and gives you a way back to your project's original outline structure if things get messed up.

  1. Click Project > Sort > Sort By.


        2.  In the Sort By box, pick Name.
        3.  Select Ascending (if it isn’t already selected).
        4.  Select Keep outline structure to make sure you can restore your project to its original form later.
        5. Click Sort.


The application alphabetizes summary tasks first and then alphabetizes the subtasks under each summary task.

Undo it!    In the Sort dialog box, click Reset and then click Sort.

Sort tasks by date

  1. Go to the Gantt Chart.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the Start or Finish column heading.
  3. Click Sort Earliest to Latest or Sort Latest to Earliest.

Undo it!    Press Reset order to ID order, or the original sort order.

Sort tasks by resources

See who's scheduled to work on each task without leaving the Gantt Chart.


  1. Go to the Resource Sheet.
  2. Click the Sort.
  3. Click Sort by Name