Adding and Removing Page Breaks in OnePager 5.1

In a previous blog post, we showed how OnePager Pro and Express 5.1 can prepare multi-page project views. In this blog post, we are going to show how you can add and remove page breaks to a project view to suit you specific needs.

First off, the controls for adding and removing page breaks can be found on the Page Layout tab in the in the Page Setup section as shown below:

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Selecting this button causes a drop down menu to appear as shown below:

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You may insert a manual vertical or horizontal page break at any time. The two Remove all page break options are only active when there are page breaks available to remove.

Clicking the Insert vertical page break option gives you a cursor that will drop a horizontal page break between any two rows. This is shown below:

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Once the vertical page break is positioned, the project view will look like this when viewed in the OnePager 5.1 Page Break View mode:

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The exact same process can be used for inserting horizontal page breaks. Repeating the process allows you to insert as many page breaks as needed.

Removing page breaks requires the selection of one of the two Remove all page break options shown in the illustration above.

How OnePager 5.1 Numbers Your Pages

When you create a multi-page project view with OnePager Pro or Express 5.1, the pages are numbered just like they are numbered in Microsoft Excel. That is, from top to bottom, left to right. So in a four page project view, page number one would be in the upper left and page four would be in the lower right.

To illustrate this, below is a four page project view displayed using the OnePager 5.1 Page Break View feature:

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To see what the individual pages will look like when printed or individually copied to another document, go to the OnePager 5.1 Page Layout tab and click the Print Preview button:

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OnePager 5.1 will then show you what the pages will look like as shown below in this Print Preview screen:

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OnePager Pro 5.1 prepares your project view the way you need it in the number of pages that are required for your presentation or document. You have all the controls necessary to see where page breaks will be automatically inserted by OnePager 5.1 and what the output will look when presented to your audience.

In following blog posts, we’ll look at how you can:

1. Add and remove page breaks,
2. Manually move page breaks, and
3. Manually change the number of vertical and horizontal pages.

Using the Page Layout Tab to View Multi-Page Project Reports

In our previous blog post, we announced OnePager Pro’s Release 5.1 and its new ability to support multi-page project reports. This next series of posts will cover the new Page Layout tab that makes multi-page reports easy to build:

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The Page Layout tab is divided into four sub-sections, each with the controls necessary to control the view mode, set up the output pages, determine document fitting parameters, and control the contents of each output page. The first post in this series will cover the View Modes panel.

View Modes Panel

There are three primary view modes and an associated control to freeze the swimlanes or time axis during editing.

1. The Normal View mode is the editable view of the Gantt chart that was available in previous versions of OnePager Pro.
2. The Page Break View mode shows the location of page breaks and provides a water marked page number:

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3. The Print Preview mode shows how the multiple pages will look individually when printed to hardcopy.

The Page Layout tab is a versatile set of tools allowing you to configure your multi-page graph quickly, and easily for the best presentation to your audience. In future posts, we’ll cover the other panels on this new tab.

OnePager 5.1 Presents – Where’s My Stuff?!

In response to our customers’ needs and wishes, we’ve created the “Where’s My Stuff?!” capability so users can find project tasks milestones that may have become hidden and now need to be made visible.

In previous versions of OnePager Pro, when elements of the project view became hidden, the only way to find them was to unhide all tasks and milestones at once. With “Where’s My Stuff?!,” you can selectively unhide tasks and milestones and even get OnePager Pro to suggest fixes.

OnePager Pro remembers where hidden items are and under what circumstances they were hidden. To access this information, just go to Home->Show/Hide and select the Where’s My Stuff?! option as shown here:

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When you do this, the table below will appear:

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Those rows with the task names shown in the table above have an “X” in the column pertaining to why the task or milestone was hidden. From here, select the objects you want to unhide and click the Fix Selected button.

“Where’s My Stuff?!” is a cool feature that will save you time and make your project views glittering examples of professional Gantt Art!

Introducing OnePager v5.1!

We are excited to announce we have released the latest versions of OnePager Pro and OnePager Express. The two biggest changes in the new versions are…

  • Multi-page functionality – Now you can use OnePager to make a project timeline with more than one printed page. We know, we know, a 3-page project timeline is not really a one-pager, but many of you told us you would rather make a multi-page document that’s readable than a one-page document that’s an eye test. So now, when you import more tasks from Project or Excel than fit on your printed page, OnePager will automatically add a second page (or a third, or a tenth…) and give you options to customize what appears on pages 2 through infinity in terms of headers/timestamps/etc.
  • Where’s My Stuff?! – We’ve added a feature that allows you to see what happened to task bars that do not appear in your current project view. And, just as importantly, we provide you with a one-click solution to restore deleted tasks to the project view if you so choose.

You can learn much more about the latest features of OnePager by watching this video.

Thank you as always for your feedback — it helps us improve our product and give you a better user experience. And please keep talking to us, on this blog, via LinkedIn, or via e-mail (support@onepager.com).

Our Latest How-To Video: Product Roadmap Reports with OnePager Pro

The next installment in our how-to video series explains how to use OnePager Pro to make a product roadmap report for executives from data in MS Project. As always, share it around and let us know your questions and comments!

https://youtu.be/0w2nwlXIOAs