OnePager Pro is presentation software for Microsoft Project. OnePager creates project reports, timelines, and Gantt charts that can track each key deadline in the project visually, so it's easy for everyone to understand. You can download a free trial of OnePager Pro and follow along with the steps below to see how it works:
- Start with your Microsoft Project file. Notice that deadlines have been specified in the "Deadline" column:
If you only want to show certain tasks or milestones, put a "Yes" next to them in the "Flag 20" column before launching OnePager Pro.
- Double-click the OnePager Pro icon on your desktop. From the Start screen that pops up, choose New.
- Choose your Microsoft Project plan as the source file for your OnePager Gantt chart.
- When the import wizard (below) appears, give your report a name and a status/snapshot date:
- Click the Create new project view button to create your initial Gantt chart:
This initial view shows a chevron for the duration (start to finish) of each selected task in the project. You can change this chevron to a different symbol, depending on your requirements. This view doesn't show the deadlines from Microsoft Project yet, so we'll want to do that next.
- To configure deadline markers, go to OnePager Pro's Home tab and click the Project-View Properties button:
- In the Project-View Properties form, go to the Task Bars tab and check the Deadline Markers box. This will enable deadline markers for your view.
- If you want to customize the way your deadlines appear, click the Deadline Properties button (shown above), which will launch additional configuration options:
In this example, deadlines are marked with a black arrow, which is connected by a dotted line to the main task. Missed deadlines will automatically be colored red. You also have the option to show the precise deadline date text, though we won't do that in this example.
- Click OK twice to return to the OnePager Pro editor, where your view will be updated to show deadlines. Notice that one of the deadlines is red because it has been missed!
OnePager Pro is the easiest way to track project deadlines on a timeline or Gantt chart without having to be an expert in Microsoft Project, or drawing project reports by hand in PowerPoint.15-Day