What’s new in OnePager Pro 5.0 (Part 1/6)

New Shapes, Fills, and Borders

Prior to OnePager Pro 5.0, users were limited to rectangular task markers (“Gantt bars”) and a very small number milestone symbols. All that’s changed with OnePager Pro 5.0! You now have six additional shapes with which to represent tasks, as shown here:

As a further enhancement, the way OnePager Pro 5.0 “fills” the task marker is also enhanced with additional fill patterns as show below:

Additionally, we’ve enhanced the border options that can surround a task or milestone marker to include the border’s line type, width, and color. Look at this example of an enhanced border:

See how the task “Engineering Team 2 Development” stands out with its green, three-pixel, dash-dot-dot border format. Granted, that’s a mouthful, but you do have a lot of new options when it comes to borders! These enhancements help you focus your audience’s attention to the issues and points you want to make. You can use differences in shape, color, and border to distinguish differences between tasks in your Microsoft Project Plan.

There’s still more. We’ve added more shapes for milestones too – a total of 51 milestone marker shapes as shown here:

As with task markers, you have new fill and border options for milestones as well.

Next week, we’ll discuss some of the “drag and drop” enhancements that we’ve made to OnePager Pro’s editor.

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About Bob

Bob is a seasoned technology and project management executive. As an Air Force Officer (Colonel) from 1965 through 1991, he served in a number of executive leadership, computer system development, and program management roles. After retirement, he joined Robbins-Gioia, Inc. as a Regional Vice President and Program Management Consultant. He then moved to state government, where he held numerous influential positions, culminating in his service as Chief Information Officer for the State of Colorado under Governor Bill Owens. Bob has a doctorate degree in Operations Research and an MBA from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.

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