March 2017 Newsletter

Video: Link a row to MS Project

Check out our video below on how to link entire rows to MS Project in Milestones Professional. This process also allows you to add symbols and bars as you link. In version 2017, you can bring over multiple tasks from MS Project at the same time.

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2017

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2017 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional).

To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2017” page.

March 2017 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for March 2017

Move symbols ahead by 4 months
How can I move a group of symbols about 4 months to the right all at the same time?

Upgrade compatibility
I am thinking about upgrading to the latest version but there are quite a few people in my company using a past version. I occasionally need to share a schedule with them. Will I be able to save my schedules in the version that they have?

Locked trial version
I have purchased Milestones Professional. When I start the program I get the message: This is a locked trial version. What have I to do?

Chart drawing slow
After I upgraded my software, the charts take a long time to edit. Every change I make to a chart I have to watch the chart re-draw itself. Is there a way to save all my own chart settings and just apply that to any chart I open. Color, text size, legend settings, etc. I make 20 changes to every chart I open.

Horizontal bar has white stripe
I am using Milestones Professional to build a chart for our management. The task bars I am inserting (which should be solid) have a white stripe through the middle of them. Here’s a picture.

Refresh percent complete with a field other than percent complete
Hello – I am working on a Milestones Professional schedule and am wondering if I can map the bar complete fill to another column in Microsoft Project. My understanding is that the bars currently fill based on the % Complete column data in the Microsoft Project file. I would like to use another Microsoft Project field that we use for Earned Value % Complete. Is that possible?

Have many users open schedule read only on a server
I often am forced to save several versions of a file because another user opens my file, forcing me to “save as” to another version when I need to make changes. Is there a way for me to know who has my file open? Is there some way to prevent this problem?

Symbol tag case sensitive?
Is the Symbol tag case sensitive? Does it matter if I enter it upper or lower case?

No change or unexpected changes after schedule refresh
I have been refreshing my very dense master schedule every month for the last 2 years. Now I find that for all of my bars only the finish date is updating. The start date is not updating. What could be wrong?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for March 2017

Join the Milestones Professional Users LinkedIn Group

For anyone interested, there’s a free Milestones Professional user group on LinkedIn you can join to share best practices, network with other users, and maybe learn some tips along the way from other experienced Milestones users.

To join, head over to the following website and click Join:

Note: This user group is an unofficial group run by Milestones software users, and is not managed by KIDASA Software, Inc. A free LinkedIn account is required to join the group.