Devoted father of two, lover of mountains, entrepreneurism, and beer. Jay carries with him fourteen years of project management experience within the cable, telecom, construction, software development, and energy industries. The spectrum of projects and programs that Jay has managed throughout his career is broad and deep, enabling him to help clients implement Chronicle Graphics software in a multitude of applications. His employment history includes positions at Narvaes Construction, Leslie Brothers Construction, CSG Systems, Echostar Satellite Services, Comcast, and Level 3 Communications.
Big things come in small packages, as they say, and this particular feature added in OnePager 6.1 fits that description perfectly.
In 6.1 a new checkbox was added to the Comment Boxes tab on the Project View Properties form, per the below image, that allows a user to make the comment box transparent, and draw a line between the task/milestone shape and the comment box itself.
The transparent box gives the appearance of a floating label, and the new line allows us to visually connect the text to the corresponding shape.
The example I created above was generated by using task absorption. However, you may also turn all of your task or milestone labels into comment boxes using the Task Bar/Milestone Label Properties button, per the below example.
There are likely many ways this small enhancement might be utilized, and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!
In case you didn’t get the feeling at any point in your previous business exchanges with us, I’d like to tell you now: We’d like your business for as long as you live and work.
We realize this isn’t something a product alone can achieve; it’s something that we humans under the hood must commit to daily in order to earn it.
It’s something we talk about regularly during our meetings, and every now and then we get a little pat on the back from a customer who is momentarily inspired to share their appreciation for the attention we’ve given them.
No application is perfect, but our development team works hard every day (weekends too!) to make OnePager better.
Given this customer-centric focus, your feedback is enormously important to us. Negative, or positive, or even if you just have a wish list for what you want the application to do, please find a minute to send us your thoughts.
In earlier versions of OnePager, we gave you the option to select the fields that you wanted to import when you were first building your report, but didn’t offer the flexibility to change your mind and add new fields later on.
That changed last year with version 6.0. Take a look at this video to see how to map ANY field from Project or Excel into an existing OnePager Project View:
Over the next couple months we’ll be creating some videos that outline specific tips to ensure our OnePager Express users understand the fundamentals, and what to avoid, when it comes to using Excel to create and update visuals successfully in OnePager.
Here is the first, which discusses how to structure the Excel data to work properly with OnePager Express.
Our GA (Generally Available) release date is TBD, but we’ll be working diligently until that point, to find and resolve any issues that pop up during the beta, as delivering quality software to our current and future users is of the utmost important to us.