Another advancement that is available in OnePager 7.0 is more flexibility when it comes to hand-editing the text in your chart. While we recommend customizing text globally through Chart Properties, there are always situations that require a nudge here and there, and we aim to make that easier.
In OnePager 7.0, you can now select individual text elements with your mouse, or hold down the Ctrl key to select several elements at once:
This makes it quick and easy to relocate or reformat individual pieces of text without needing to go into the Format form, as was the case in earlier versions.
For advanced users who make a practice of renaming the local custom fields in Microsoft Project, you’ll be pleased with another enhancement in OnePager 7.0: you can now import those custom field names into your field mappings so that they are easier to find.
Another important upgrade in OnePager 7.0 is more flexibility when it comes to adding stripes to your chart. For example, you might want to highlight a given row in your chart by placing a stripe in the background:
Or, you might want to add a stripe to an entire swimlane instead:
One of the most noticeable changes in OnePager 7.0 is the brand-new user interface. We wanted the newest version of OnePager to look clean and modern, but at the same time, we didn’t want to rearrange all of the settings just for the sake of doing it. So, while you’ll find that OnePager 7.0 looks fresh and new, the buttons that you’re accustomed to are still in the same places:
Continuing our series on the new features now available with OnePager 7.0, we’ll turn our attention to smart text optimization. In an ideal world, there is always enough space to cleanly label every task and milestone legibly. In practice, though, especially for larger charts, it can be hard to figure out where to place text without it getting in the way of something else.
In this blog series, we’ll be highlighting some of the new features that are now available with OnePager 7.0. One of the most exciting upgrades is the new support for multiple swimlane levels. In prior versions of OnePager, we supported a single level of swimlane grouping, but have had numerous requests over the years to support grouping by multiple fields at once, in a hierarchical format. Some users have referred to this as parent swimlanes and child swimlanes, or just sub-swimlanes for short.
Here’s an example of a OnePager chart with three levels of swimlanes, that are grouped first by Program, then by Project, and finally by Phase:
We are pleased to announce that OnePager 7.0 is now available to the general public. We would also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our many beta testers who have provided us with feedback since April.
Here’s what’s new in OnePager 7.0:
Multiple Swimlane Levels – Group and sort into up to three levels of nested swimlanes to better illustrate the hierarchy of your projects and programs.
Smart Text Optimization – Optimize the whitespace in your chart so that text is easier to read and less likely to overlap.
Refreshed User Interface – All screens, forms, and buttons have been beautifully redesigned for a clean, modern look.
Easier Timeline and Gantt Chart Layouts – Quickly switch between timeline and Gantt chart layouts, and decide whether you want overlapping tasks to align or stagger.
Easier Text Editing – New point-and-click editing lets you more easily fine-tune the formatting of individual text elements in the chart.
Advanced Swimlane & Text Column Formatting – New striping and background options make it easier to add color where you need it.
Many of you already use OnePager’s conditional formatting to automatically assign colors to your charts based on Microsoft Project’s Status field. But what if you need status calculated differently than how Microsoft Project does it out of the box?
In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own custom status field in Microsoft Project, and then bring that into OnePager to drive the color-coding of your timeline.
When creating a chart in OnePager, we want to make sure that the audience knows what the tasks and milestones represent. This is why the labels in a chart are so important.
Most of the time, using the same text field from MS Project will suffice for both your tasks and your milestones, but there are situations where you need to label tasks one way and milestones another. In this article, we are going to discuss how you can import data from two different Microsoft Project fields so that you can use the first field to label your tasks and the second field to label your milestones.