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:
To make estimated tasks stand out in OnePager, you want to use conditional formatting, which is under Home > Project View Properties > Task Bars. Click the Manage Rules button to set up a rule that will format your estimated tasks differently:
In this example, we’ll apply a dashed red border for any tasks that Microsoft Project tell us is estimated. Here’s how your OnePager chart will look after adding the rule:
If you’re interested for a more in-depth set of instructions on how to accomplish this, read our related article on estimated tasks.