Where To Get The Latest Release of OnePager – Version 5.3

We have been posting videos over the last several weeks outlining the changes that have come with OnePager version 5.3.  If you missed the videos, you can watch again below.

If your subscription to Maintenance & Support is current, you may upgrade to version 5.3 at no additional cost.  If your Maintenance & Support has lapsed, you will need to renew your subscription or pay for a one-time upgrade.

We have already begun sending all users instructions to upgrade. However, sometimes email filters will not let our message through.

If you would like us to send you the upgrade, and/or confirm your Maintenance & Support subscription status, please send an email to [email protected], and we’ll be happy to assist you.

OnePager 5.3 Introduction – Part 3 Project Views Directly from Project Server

Our last introductory video for version 5.3 covers one of the most exciting new features of the release.

OnePager now has the ability to create OnePager Project Views using data directly from Microsoft Project Server without having to open any files in Microsoft Project on your desktop (if you have credentials for the server).

For those of you who are Project Online users, we had planned to release this feature for Project Online data as well, however, we’re now waiting for Microsoft to complete a fix before we can complete things on our end.  If you are interested in being notified when this is available, please send a note to [email protected] and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Best of OnePager Blog – Most Read All Time

Happy New Year to all of our OnePager users!

We very much appreciate you and hope you find this week’s edition helpful.  These are our top-three most viewed blog articles of all time.

At #3 with 1,940 views – Best Practices for Project Reporting: Swimlanes (Part 3/6)

At #2 with 4,077 views – Building Gantt Charts in PowerPoint?  Think again!

At #1 with 7,133 views – Microsoft Project Formulas:  the Smart Way to Filter Tasks for OnePager Pro

We wish you and your colleagues the very best in 2016!

Sincerely, The Chronicle Graphics Team

Best of OnePager Blog – OnePager Best Practices

While we do have an upcoming 3rd and final Video for the 5.3 release, we’ve decided to hold that until January.

But, rather than give you all a cheeky holiday post, we thought another “Best of” was warranted.

We’ve had many blog posts over the years about best practices in OnePager, which are all still relevant today.  These three, in particular, are toward the top of the list, and we hope you find them informative!

OnePager Tip: Shorten Task Names for Clarity

Lesson From Biggest Loser – Weigh In More Frequently for Better Performance

Best Practices for Project Reporting: Standardization (Part 5/6)

Happy Holidays from the Chronicle Graphics Team!

OnePager 5.3 Introduction – Part 2

Last week we presented the first video in a series outlining the new improvements to OnePager in version 5.3.  If you missed it, you can watch it by clicking this link.

This week is Part 2 and can be viewed below.

We’ll be reaching out to all existing users very soon with more information about how to upgrade to OnePager version 5.3, so please hold tight!

OnePager 5.3 Is Here!

We are very excited to announce the latest release of OnePager, version 5.3.

The enhancements reviewed in the below video (Part 1 of 3) are:

  1. Standalone – you can now launch OnePager from your desktop (the add-in is now optional)
  2. Data Tab – you can now Update your Project Views without leaving the editor
  3. Direct Export to PPT or PDF
  4. Mirror settings between the Task Bars and Milestones tabs in the Project-View Properties
  5. Addition of new milestone shapes

Have a look!

Check out Part 2 next week!

OnePager Tip: Shorten Task Names for Clarity

Prior to using OnePager, you didn’t have to consider how much space your project plan’s task or milestone labels would consume in a chart. Regardless of how long they were, you always had to re-type them anyway into whatever other application you were using to create your reports — and most people shortened labels while retyping.  But now that you’re using your actual plan data to drive your visuals, label length is a major consideration.

Take a look at the examples below.  The first has very long labels, while the second uses only what is necessary for the audience to understand what the activity or milestone is.  (Double-click to enlarge each image.)

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The von Restorff Effect – Why Project Managers Should Care

Several years ago I presented 3 options for a plan of attack on a large systems integration initiative using OnePager.  My presentation looked something like the below project view. Guess which option was chosen?

Systems Integration Options

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