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Making a Project Cartoon with Microsoft Project and OnePager Pro

Learn how to create a project cartoon chart in a few simple steps

Have you ever been asked to create a project cartoon? Are you wondering what one is? A project cartoon is a colorful timeline that represents a project plan or schedule, but is easier to understand than an ugly Gantt chart.

If you are a Microsoft Project user, you may have tried to create a project cartoon unsuccessfully because of Microsoft Project's limited reporting capabilities.

OnePager Pro, presentation software for Microsoft Project, makes it easy to create project cartoons in just a few button clicks. You can download a free trial of OnePager Pro and follow these step-by-step instructions to create your first project cartoon:

  1. Let’s start with a typical Microsoft Project file. OnePager Pro lets you include as many or as few tasks as you'd like in your project cartoon. In this case, we'll select tasks for the cartoon using the "Flag 20" column:
    Microsoft Project plan before being turned into a project cartoon by OnePager Pro.
  2. Next, we’ll create our project cartoon by double-clicking the OnePager Pro icon on our desktop. From the Start screen that appears, we'll choose New, and choose our Microsoft Project plan as the source file for our project cartoon. Then OnePager's easy import wizard will ask you a few simple questions about how you would like your project cartoon to look:
    OnePager Pro's redesigned import wizard makes it easy to create project cartoons.
  3. Now, click the Create new project view button to import your data from Microsoft Project and create your project cartoon:
    Project cartoon created in OnePager Pro using data from Microsoft Project.

If you like the way your project cartoon looks, you can copy and paste it into a PowerPoint presentation to share with everyone else on your team. If not, you can always make minor modifications to your OnePager project cartoon just like you'd change things in PowerPoint.

OnePager Pro is the easiest way to make project cartoons from a Microsoft Project plan.

Get started today by downloading a free trial or attending one of our demonstration webinars.

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