Hello again to all my fellow OnePager users! I have a question for you today. Have you ever wondered what an easy way would be for you to track resource usage across multiple schedules? If you have ever asked yourself that, you are in for a treat. If you have not, you are still in for a treat. This article will discuss using Conditional Formatting Rules (CFR) to display available resource hours within your OnePager chart.
The first thing to do here is to ensure you have a schedule with hours entered into the Work field. This is the field we will use in the OnePager chart to create rules and track resource hours.
If your project has lots of different milestones, you may benefit from defining a Milestone Type in Project Online so that different families of milestones are easier to distinguish.
Examples of different milestone types include major, minor, payment, and review, to name a few. In this article, we will share how to create enterprise custom fields and lookup tables in Project Online to catalog our milestone types and how to use them in your OnePager chart.
Most users create their OnePager charts and then export them to PowerPoint or PDF before sharing them. But some people prefer OnePager as their native presentation tool, using the live OnePager chart in their project meetings. Live OnePager charts have always supported Hover Boxes, which are boxes of text that pop up whenever you hover your mouse over a task or milestone:
Much in the same way that we expanded our milestone shapes by adding emojis in OnePager 7.1, we’ve expanded the number of available color palettes as well. While it’s true that users have always been able to create their own custom color palettes to match their own corporate branding, we also understand that not all users have the time or patience to do that. So we thought that making more standard color palettes available would be a welcome addition.
Here are some examples of the new color palettes that are available beginning in OnePager 7.1. All are named after global cities:
Up next in our review of what’s new in OnePager 7.1 are percent complete checkmarks, which are a great way to display which tasks and milestones are finished without getting into the nitty gritty of how far along everything else is. In short, anything that is finished will show a checkmark, while things that aren’t yet complete–whether it’s 0% or 99%–won’t:
With OnePager 7.1 comes a significant expansion to our milestone shapes: emojis.
It’s not just fun and games, though there is a poop emoji if you need one, and we have it on good authority that one customer is actually using it to call people out when they miss deadlines.
All kidding aside, users have come to us requesting the ability to have multi-colored milestone shapes, basically miniature pieces of clipart, and this is where emojis really deliver. With our traditional milestone shapes, you could paint them one color, but with emojis, they’re multi-colored by nature and you don’t have to take time to format them; their colors come automatically out of the box, and we think they look great.
In addition to the new connections to Smartsheet and Primavera P6 that we’ve covered over the last few weeks, there are a number of other exciting new updates in OnePager 7.1 that work with all editions and all data sources.
The first of these upgrades is the ability to add hash fill patterns to any chart:
Hash fills enable you to apply a repeating pattern to the foreground color of your tasks and milestones, and have that pattern appear on top of a separate background color of your choosing. In the example above, all three shapes have a white background, but have varied foreground colors and hash fill patterns.
In addition to our new Smartsheet connection that we announced a few weeks ago, we’re pleased to announce that OnePager Bundle 7.1 also has the ability to import data from Primavera P6.
For our many customers in the federal government, as well as those in construction, engineering, and energy, this should come as great news. The new connection eliminates the need to export from Primavera P6 into Excel, and instead gives users a choice or either XML or XER format.
Watch this short video to see how easy we make it to import Primavera P6 schedules into OnePager:
We’re excited to announce that beginning with OnePager version 7.1, specifically the OnePager Bundle edition, we now support a direct connection to Smartsheet. If you’re a long-time OnePager user and are thinking of switching to Smartsheet, now you can. If you’re already using Smartsheet and have been making do with an Excel export, you now have a much more streamlined path.
Watch this short video to see how easy we make it to connect OnePager to Smartsheet:
We are excited to announce that we’ll be releasing a beta of our new OnePager version 7.1 in the next few weeks. A lot of users have already reached out and asked to be a part of our beta program for version 7.1, but if this is the first that you’re hearing about it, there is still room for you to join.