What’s New in OnePager 7.2: Time Cursor Shading

In our previous blog post, we looked at Time Cursor Pointers, as one of the upgrades available in OnePager 7.2. In this blog post, we’ll turn our attention to Time Cursor Shading, which is another way to delineate between past and future tasks.

If the idea sounds familiar, it’s because this type of shading is not a new concept in OnePager. With previous versions, you’ve been able to insert a Curtain to mark an important period of time in your project, or to automatically shade non-working days.

Time Cursor Shading is similar, in that it shades a portion of your project. What makes Time Cursor Shading unique is it follows the Time Cursor of your project, meaning that as your project advances, the shading will automatically move to keep pace.

Let’s start with this simple portfolio report, which already features a Time Cursor in the month of July:

Perhaps we want to shade the chart from the beginning of the project up to the time cursor. To do this, go to Home > Chart Properties > Time Axis. On the Calendar sub-tab, click the Time Cursor Properties button.

To shade from the beginning of the project to the Time Cursor, enable the Left Color, and set it to something that matches the look and feel of your chart.

Feel free to pick a fairly saturated color here, as OnePager applies transparency to all such shading, helping it not to overwhelm the background of your chart too much,

Here’s the end result:

In this example, the shading exists in the body of the chart, but doesn’t extend upward into the Time Axis. However, this is an easy change to make if you prefer. Go back to the Time Cursor Properties form, and adjust the Display Location to In chart & Time Axis, as shown below:

This will extend the Time Cursor and all associated Time Cursor Shading up into the Time Axis:

Over time, as your project progresses, OnePager will automatically adjust the shading to align with your snapshot (status) date.

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About Safford

Safford is a versatile technology professional with a solid history of empowering emerging growth companies in a broad array of industries. His employment history includes energy industry consulting at Quorum Software, Senior Manager of Client Services and Technical Sales at telecom service aggregator GetConnected, and Vice President of Strategic Partner Management at electronic payment processor IP Commerce. Prior to his tenure as OnePager's COO, Safford was the company's Vice President of Marketing and Alliances. Safford holds a BA in Psychology and management from Rice University.

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