I am drawing a gantt chart using the pgfgantt package. I have some text in nodes that I would like to break down into multilines, but it doesn't seem to work. I made a simple example like so:

            newline shortcut=true,
            bar label node/ .append style={align=left}
\gantttitle{aa}{2} \\
 A very long line, A very long\ganttalignnewline
line A very long line A very long ...%

I get the error, *"I do not know the key //pgfgantt//bar label node// .append style'"*. The example is almost copy-and-paste from an example in the pgfgantt manual.

  • @Qrrbrbirlbel Can you post on this properly as an answer, so that I can mark it as best answer? Thanks.
    – picasso
    Aug 31, 2013 at 21:40

1 Answer 1


PGFkeys doesn’t allow spaces between / and .append style.

It doesn’t allow spaces around the path separator / at all. Here it tries to find a key ␣.append style, a value of that name and finally a handler of that name but doesn’t find anything, of course.

Remove the the space and you are fine.

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