April 2018 Newsletter

Video: Check your Project to Milestones Links!

It’s very handy to be able to double-check how symbols and rows in Milestones are linked to your MS Project schedule.

Our new video shows you 5 different methods, including a cool new addition for viewing the tag right on the schedule:

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.

April 2018 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for April 2018

Hide indicator symbols on blank lines
I have indicator symbol values that are “0”. How do I get Milestones Professional NOT to draw an indicator symbol on lines that are blank?

Help finding “invisible” symbols
I have deleted some stuff from a chart, but there are several blank symbols scattered around and I’m having trouble finding them

Adjust the position of symbol within a task row to relieve crowding
Symbols on a task row are close together, if not on top of each other. How can I display them better?

Change symbol date format to a custom format
My computer is set up for English and with United States settings. However, I want to make the dates on my schedule reflect a date order used by my customers. Instead of mm/dd/yy, I would like to use dd/mm/yy. Is this possible?

Symbol count SmartColumn
What is a “Symbol Count” SmartColumn?

Symbol Date Format
Any symbols I add show Month/Year instead of Month/day/year. (e.g. – 6/11 instead of 6/28 for a milestone of 6/28/2011). I would like the dates which appear above the symbols to show the month and the day. How do I change this?

Duration on a summary bar
I have a duration column. On the summary bar, the duration appears to be the total of the lower level durations. I don’t want the cumulative duration of all the tasks but the duration from the start of the first task to the completion of the last task.

Exclude hidden tasks when filtering
I am making an upper level schedule, and am using the Split Summary Bar setting. I would like to filter the schedule so that I can exclude certain tasks and then show just the tasks I want on the summary bar. The problem is that when I filter, the summary bar is still showing the unwanted tasks.

Export from Primavera
I would like to import from Primavera. Is there anything special I need to do to generate the XML files which Milestones can use?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for April 2018

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.