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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New Video: Mapping ANY Fields from Project or Excel Into OnePager

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:

https://youtu.be/m8Bevl8lod0

Your IT guy (or gal) has no idea what OnePager is or how it works

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.

http://inkontheside.com/2013/11/18/being-an-i-t-guy/

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