Mavericks

Did you know that you can “maverick” tasks or milestone shapes in OnePager?

This is the term we use when one or many shapes in the body of the chart have had any of their properties manually modified.

If you happen to modify one or many shapes using the capabilities in the Home tab on the Ribbon (Font, Format, Alignment, Position), or right-clicked on a shape and chosen Format to reveal the Change Task/Milestone Properties to make a change there… you have “mavericked” your shapes.

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Introducing tips on Primavera P6 and more

Theoretically, we here at OnePager are experts on … OnePager. But, having been in the business of helping project managers present clear and eye-catching Gantt charts for many years, we have picked up a lot of tips and tricks along the way about the project and portfolio management (PPM) software that feeds data into OnePager.

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OnePager Tip: Virtual Summary Task (VST)

There is a little-known feature in OnePager that allows you to turn several tasks into a single task…this is called the Virtual Summary Task, or “VST.”

To create a VST, simply select as many tasks as you would like to combine using your CTRL key or using a mouse-lasso. Then right click on one of the items and choose “Make into virtual summary task.”

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Removing Inactive Tasks from your OnePager Gantt Chart

Did you know that OnePager can automatically remove inactive tasks from your report, even if you still have them flagged for import in Microsoft Project?

Let’s start with a simple Microsoft Project schedule. Notice that all five tasks are active, and all five tasks have “Flag 20” set to “Yes”:

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OnePager Goal: We Want You as a Lifetime-Customer

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.

Your input drives what we do and how we do it.

Thank you!

10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #10

This is the last article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

10 – Always Use The Default Templates

OnePager does “auto-magically” make you a visual from your source file, but it doesn’t read your mind. It uses Templates to control how your charts are rendered.

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10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #9

This is the ninth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

9 – Zoom into your chart, the hard way

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The wrong way(s)…

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10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #8

This is the eighth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

8 – Building up lots of snapshots unnecessarily

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Case Study of an Aviation Industry Veteran and OnePager Expert

Every now and again during interactions with users, the OnePager support team gets wowed. A OnePager chart will pop onto the screen and make an instant positive impression. The OnePager team likes to call these users “OnePager Van Goghs.”

Nancy Childress is one such Van Gogh, and a 39-year veteran of the aviation industry.

Read more about her and her experience with OnePager here.

Want to have your own OnePager Case Study? It’s a pretty simple process…please reach out to jleslie@onepager.com noting your interest.

10 Things You Can, But Should NEVER Do In OnePager – #7

This is the seventh article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.

7 – Update without first opening the project view you want to update

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Here’s another analogy: if you hired me to paint your house, and then I just told you to trust that I’d pick the right color, would you? Probably not…

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