In Project 2010, is it possible to conditionally format a bar style/color based on the value of a custom field for a given task?
I see a pretty complicated workaround to accomplish this with Project 2007 here: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/epm/archive/2009/07/23/formatting-the-gantt-chart-in-ms-project-2007.aspx, but it would be great if there is an easier way to do this in 2010.
Edit: At Perry's request, adding more information about what I am specifically trying to do.
I have a project that has tasks carried out in parallel by different teams. I have added a custom "Department" field that allows me to specify that a given task belongs to Department Foo, Department Bar, or Department Schmucatelli.
Although I can create views to filter or group the tasks by department, I would like Project to actually color-code my Gantt chart tasks Red (if they belong to Department Foo), Green (if they belong to Department Bar), or Purple (if they belong to department Schmucatelli).
I can do this manually by filtering by department, selecting all, and formatting the bars (once for each department), but I would like this to happen automatically depending on what department I select for a given task.