You can enter Task Highlighting settings to distinguish overdue tasks, tasks that can become overdue, tasks with invalid due date, tasks blocked by predecessors, and closed tasks.
To set task highlighting
Note If you want to prevent users from changing the task highlighting settings
To highlight overdue tasks
To highlight potentially overdue tasks
Note Task icons in the Name column of the Tasks view highlights overdue tasks and tasks that can be overdue, no matter whether Highlight overdue tasks or Highlight tasks which can be overdue check boxes are selected.
To highlight invalid task due date
For example, when due date of parent task is July 10, while due date of its subtask is July 11, the date in the Due Date column can be highlighted with red color.
Note In the Scheduler view, overdue tasks and parent tasks with invalid due dates are displayed with a warning symbol (yellow triangle with a black exclamation point). You can point to the warning symbol to see the message that explains the warning.
To show closed and blocked tasks as dimmed