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.”
If you mark tasks as estimated in Microsoft Project, it’s a good idea to mark them as estimated in OnePager as well. This helps your audience understand that the dates in your Gantt chart aren’t firm and are subject to change:
Here’s how estimated tasks appear in Microsoft Project:
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”:
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:
Now and again you might experience what appears to be the outline of a shape, or “ghost shape” in your chart after executing a sequence of mouse movements.
You can’t click on these items or select them in any way.
There is a very easy way to remove these if they do appear: the
View > Redraw button.
Every now and again we’ll have a user tell us that OnePager has, over time, gotten slower at things like opening and updating OnePager files, or responding to certain commands in the editor.
99% of the time there is a single smoking gun when it comes to what the user describes as slow performance:
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If you don’t want your legend to change in your OnePager visual during updates, there are two ways to accomplish this.
In OnePager version 5.3 we added the ability to “
Freeze legend when updating” with a new setting in the Legend tab of the Project-View Properties, per the screenshot below.
So you’re new to OnePager and unable to purchase training.
Maybe you’ve got some coworkers who use it, but they don’t have time to tell you what they know.
In this situation, you’ve got one option: self-help.
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I’m generalizing, but this is largely true.
The statement may be shocking for some of you, I know, but it’s one you need to be conscious of, for your own sanity.
They’re probably the best in their profession if they’ve created the perception that they inherently know about, and can fix, everything related to your computer. However, it’s simply not true.
One of the most-often received questions by our support team, is: “Why don’t my progress bars match my status date in OnePager?”
For us, this question brings to mind “