Comprehensive list of books on data visualization

We follow the Storytelling With Data blog by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic (and you should too).

Her most recent post, many paths to learning data viz, is a goldmine of information. The podcast includes a lengthy list of books and other resources that we have linked below.

We’ve blogged a bunch about data visualization as it relates to planning and Gantt charts, but our thirst for insight on this topic is insatiable.

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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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2018 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from the OnePager team! Our sales, support, and licensing hours for the 2018 holiday season are as follows:

December 24: 9a-2:30p ET
December 25: Closed
December 26: 10a-7p ET
December 27: 10a-7p ET
December 28: 10a-7p ET
December 31: 9a-2:30p ET
January 1: Closed

We resume our normal weekday support schedule of 9a-8p ET on January 2, 2019.

OnePager 6.1: New Shapes and Color Palettes

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference. As we wrap up our overview of OnePager 6.1, we don’t want to overlook some of the cosmetic changes that we made to our templates, including a freshened color palette and an expanded palette of task bar shapes.

While these upgrades may not be as significant as the sweeping changes that we made to the time axis and to task links, they do make a big difference in terms of how the average OnePager chart is going to look.

Here’s a OnePager chart created in 6.1:

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OnePager 6.1: Auto-Save

We’ve spent the last few weeks covering all of the new enhancements to the time axis in OnePager 6.1. Now we can shift gears a bit to discuss upgrades in other areas, starting with Auto-Save.

If you’ve ever gotten the Blue Screen of Death, been interrupted by a Windows Update, power outage, or had Microsoft Project crash, you know how frustrating it can be to lose your work, especially if you haven’t saved recently. With OnePager 6.1, we’ll now save a backup copy of your open file every five minutes. Hopefully, you’ll never need it, but better safe than sorry.

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OnePager 6.1: Custom Date Formats

This week, we’ll continue our review of the time axis upgrades now available in OnePager 6.1 with a look at custom date formats.

A OnePager chart can have dates displayed in a number of different places: along the time axis, in text columns, and even on tasks themselves. One of the more common enhancement requests we get from our customers is to add a new date format that we don’t currently support. While OnePager supports scores of date formats in lots of different languages and cultures, there is no way for us to anticipate all the date formats our customers might want to display in their reports.

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