Hi,

Today I will show you color indicators for Finish date in **Microsoft Project for the Web**!

First I will create simple Project with five Tasks:

Current date is 05/10/2020, as you can see in Timeline View:

In a Grid View I will add two columns: Start and Finish, and I will get:

All Tasks have the same Start date, and it is Project Start date which is 05/04/2020.

- Task 1 has 1 day Duration, and Finish date is 05/04/2020. Since today is 05/10/2020, this task is late, and Finish date is marked red
- Task 2 has 5 days Duration, and Finish date is 05/08/2020. Since today is 05/10/2020, this task is late, and Finish date is marked red
- Task 3 has 6 days Duration, and Finish date is 05/11/2020. Since today is 05/10/2020, and finish date is soon, this task is
**not**late, but it should be completed soon, so it is marked yellow - Task 4 has 7 days Duration, and Finish date is 05/12/2020. Since today is 05/10/2020, and finish date is soon, this task is
**not**late, but it should be completed soon, so it is marked yellow - Task 5 has 8 days Duration, and Finish date is 05/13/2020. Since today is 05/10/2020, and finish date is not so soon, this task is
**not**late, and it is not marked in any color, so it means it’s status is good.

If current date is, for example 05/04/2020, then Task 1 will be marked yellow, but it’s finish date will not be shown as 05/04/2020, but it will be *Today.*

To conclude:

- If finish date is not marked (e.g. it’s background is white) – the Task is in good shape
- If finish date is marked yellow (e.g. it’s background is yellow) – the Task is
**still**in good shape, but you should take care of it, because it can soon be in trouble, e.g. late Tasks - If finish date is marked red (e.g. it’s background is red) – the Task is
**not**in good shape, and it means only two things: either you did not put % completed, or Effort completed (e.g. progress), or the Task is late.

Regards