I will ponder on this one if I get a spare moment.
What if a task has a short duration but long description?
Lyndsy, I am unfortunately no HTML nor Java person, but try to stick to native FileMaker, but if you can provide an easy solution, I will not stop you :-)
I have thought of making a repeating field with 32 repetitions - 4x8=32 slots per day. Then via a script fill the different tasks into the fitting slot. At the end of the text I could put a number of spaces, to conditionally format the field color.
First task in slot 1 ( takes 2 hours=8 slots)
same number of spaces in field 1-8
Second task in slot 9 etc.
Problem is as Bruce also points out, I have little space for the text, and how do I know when to split the text to more slots. There is of course Tooltip, but not very elegant.
Any better ideas
What if you take your text and split it in different slots. You could use text + return + color number combined with a conditional formatted background which looks at the rightwords(slot;1) to color the background.
should be pretty easy :-)
Hope that helps,
Ruben van den Boogaard