2018 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from the OnePager team! Our sales, support, and licensing hours for the 2018 holiday season are as follows:

December 24: 9a-2:30p ET
December 25: Closed
December 26: 10a-7p ET
December 27: 10a-7p ET
December 28: 10a-7p ET
December 31: 9a-2:30p ET
January 1: Closed

We resume our normal weekday support schedule of 9a-8p ET on January 2, 2019.

OnePager 6.1: New Shapes and Color Palettes

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference. As we wrap up our overview of OnePager 6.1, we don’t want to overlook some of the cosmetic changes that we made to our templates, including a freshened color palette and an expanded palette of task bar shapes.

While these upgrades may not be as significant as the sweeping changes that we made to the time axis and to task links, they do make a big difference in terms of how the average OnePager chart is going to look.

Here’s a OnePager chart created in 6.1:

Compare it to the same chart in 6.0:

The biggest change you’ll see between the look and feel of a OnePager 6.0 vs. 6.1 chart is the refreshed color palette:

In addition to the palette, we also added a handful of new taskbar shapes:

These new shapes complement the existing taskbar shapes that existed in previous versions, and work hand-in-hand with the over 200 milestone shapes that OnePager also supports.

OnePager 6.1: Auto-Save

We’ve spent the last few weeks covering all of the new enhancements to the time axis in OnePager 6.1. Now we can shift gears a bit to discuss upgrades in other areas, starting with Auto-Save.

If you’ve ever gotten the Blue Screen of Death, been interrupted by a Windows Update, power outage, or had Microsoft Project crash, you know how frustrating it can be to lose your work, especially if you haven’t saved recently. With OnePager 6.1, we’ll now save a backup copy of your open file every five minutes. Hopefully, you’ll never need it, but better safe than sorry.

To be clear, OnePager will never automatically save changes on top of your main file. Instead, we save a separate copy of your file and store it in a safe place so that you can restore it if you ever need to.

To see where Auto-Save is storing your backup files, launch OnePager, and go to File > Options:

You’ll see a checkbox to turn the Auto-Save feature on or off. We strongly recommend leaving it on at all times. All of your backup files will be saved to your defaultĀ Project Views folder, whatever that is. In my case, it’s on my desktop, meaning that every five minutes or so, OnePager will save a backup file to my desktop, like this:

These backup files are designed to be deleted automatically whenever OnePager closes successfully. So, under normal circumstances, as soon as you close OnePager, we’ll go out and remove any backup files, since it’s clear at that point that you won’t need to restore them, and you don’t want them cluttering up your computer. But if anything ever causes your computer to crash before OnePager can be closed the normal way, the backup files will remain so that you can get back to work without having lost too much time.