Have you ever wondered what this button does? The Crop button is used to hide empty rows in OnePager. Knowing about cropping (aka “hiding”) will allow you to be a more efficient user of OnePager, and also avoid confusion if you use snapshots. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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!
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.)
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?