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Creating Project Plan Illustrations with OnePager Pro

How to create a project illustration from an MS Project file

Project plans with lots of tasks can be difficult to grasp, especially when they are presented in a text-only format without any illustrations. Illustrating a project plan is an effective way to highlight key milestones and deliverables.

OnePager Pro is a project illustrator that works with Microsoft Project to create timelines and Gantt charts that are easy for everyone to understand. You can download a free trial of OnePager Pro and follow along with this short tutorial:

  1. Start with a standard Microsoft Project file. By default, it's pretty text-heavy, and could use an illustration or two:
    Microsoft Project plan without any illustration. You can use a flag field like "Flag 20" to filter your project plan before creating your illustration.
  2. Double-click the OnePager Pro icon on your desktop to launch the project illustrator. From the Start screen that pops up, choose New.
    OnePager Pro Start screen.
  3. Choose your Microsoft Project plan as the source file for your OnePager Gantt chart.
    OnePager Pro source file selection.
  4. Next, when the import wizard appears, give your project illustration a name, and a status date as shown below:
    OnePager Pro's easy import wizard creates project illustrations in no time.
  5. Click the Create new project view button to create your initial project illustration:
    OnePager Pro is an illustrator for Microsoft Project.

Customizable

The illustration above already looks pretty good, but you can make all kinds of modifications as needed, including:

  • Conditional formatting
  • Grouping and sorting
  • Updates when your project plan changes
  • Templates for other illustrations

OnePager Pro is the leading illustrator for Microsoft Project. Get started today by downloading a free trial or attending one of our demonstration webinars.

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