This is the fourth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are mistakes that we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the right way instead.
4 – Hiding Rows Manually
The wrong way…
In certain circumstances, we need to collect shapes into a common row, for organizational reasons, or simply to shrink the amount of vertical space in our charts.
As we drag and drop tasks and milestones into common rows, those rows end up empty. Rather than leave those empty rows, we’ll more than likely want to hide them, and there are two ways to accomplish this manually:
- We can right click on each empty row in the body of the chart and choose “Hide row“
- We can temporarily display one of the Text Columns (Unique ID in the below example). Then, we select the rows we want to hide using multiple clicks + our Ctrl key. Finally, we right-click on one of the selected rows to “Hide row,” which will hide all the selected rows. Once complete you can turn off the Text Column. To turn on the Text Column:
- Open the Project-View Properties > Rows/Swimlanes
- Check the box for Show text columns and click the Text Column Properties button
- Check the Show this box and choose a field to display
- Click OK, and OK again
The right way…
Once you have created several empty rows by moving shapes into a common row, hit the Crop button and OnePager will find all of the empty rows, and then hide them with the click of a single button.
When this button is covered in our training, there is always at least one user present that says “I wish I knew about that before!” It’s a huge timesaver, and purpose-built for when you need to hide rows quickly.
There is quite a bit more to understand about the Crop button, and we encourage you to read a bit more about its flexibility in this previous blog post.
Have another bad habit that you’ve eliminated or hidden feature that you found recently that helped you be more efficient with OnePager? We’d love to hear your comments!