GANTT: can I display days without tasks at the end of the project?

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asked Mar 17, 2021 in Wanted features by Heikki
Based on examples, the answer is no.

The reason for this request is that I am creating a GANTT chart for a whole year and using 'projectscale weekly'. However, looks like I can not get plantuml to draw the last days of the year without having a task that extends over the holidays from Christmas to New Year - something I want to avoid.

Is there a way of doing it in current plantuml?

If not, syntactically, adding 'project ends 2021-12-31' should suffice.

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answered Mar 18, 2021 by The-Lu (65,240 points)


Why not to add simply a Milestone as:

[Last days of the year] happens 2021-12-31


commented Mar 19, 2021 by Heikki

Pretty good! That works, although it includes an unwanted element in the graph. 

It also highlights other problems:

At least with 'projectscale weekly' this does not render at all:

  '2021-12-04 to 2021-12-31 are named [Christmas holidays]

There does not seem to be a place to include the text. Nor are days marked with this:

[Last days of the year] happens 2021-12-31
2021-12-24 to 2021-12-31 are colored in LightGrey

Whereas this works:

[Last days of the year] happens 2021-12-31
2021-12-24 to 2021-12-30 are colored in LightGrey

Edge value problem in the code?