What’s new in OnePager Pro 5.0 (Part 2/6)

Dragging, Dropping and Resizing

OnePager Pro 5.0 now gives you the capability to re-size tasks and milestones on the screen. In previous versions, all task and milestone markers were the same size.

To implement this we’ve changed the selection highlight from a green highlight to a highlight that includes handlebars where you can grab and re-size the marker. Here’s an example:

The selected task above has grab points (handlebars) that you may use to increase or decrease the height of the marker just using your mouse, just like you would in PowerPoint. Below is a graphic that shows this marker reduced in size after it was grabbed and its height reduced:

Other objects in the project view can be re-sized using this new technique as well. This includes the legend and comment boxes. Consider the example below:

In this graphic there, is a comment box attached to Task B. The comment box is selected as indicated by the highlight around the box and the eight grab points available to re-size the box. Re-sizing is proportional and looks like this after a re-sizing operation is performed:

That wraps up our discussion of OnePager Pro 5.0’s drag, drop and re-sizing capabilities. If you’re a frequent Microsoft Office user, you’ll find them very familiar.

In our next post, we’ll discuss deadlines and endpoints—two powerful new decorations that you can add to your OnePager Pro charts.

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About Bob Feingold

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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