March 2020 Newsletter

Video: Remote Desktop with Milestones Professional

Many of our customers (and also us!) are working remotely due to various local laws or recommendations.
There are a couple things to note when using Milestones Professional remotely, which you can see in this short video.
Just a reminder, our software license does allow Milestones Professional to be installed on a second machine, as long as the same person is using it, in case you want to install Milestones Professional on your home computer.

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Covid-19 Notice

Due to the Covid-19 virus, KIDASA Software, Inc. is temporarily telecommuting to the office for employee safety. Here are some changes that will be taking place:

  • We will continue to process orders. We recommend buying electronic (download) versions of our software for the time being. You can still purchase physical copies, but we won’t send the physical copy until we resume normal work conditions. If you purchase a physical copy, you will still receive an email with a keycode that you can use on the downloadable version from our downloads page
  • Our phone numbers are unavailable for support. If you need phone support, use our contact form with a callback number, or send an email to with a callback number
  • Our support and sales email is still functioning as normal. Email with any questions about software usage, and with any questions about purchasing

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 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 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” page.

February 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for February 2020

Percent Complete pie color
When using the Percent Complete SmartColumn, how do you change the color of the pie chart that appears?

Link a Microsoft Project schedule to my Milestones chart
I generated a MS Pro file by hand based on the data in one of my MS Project Files. I just opened MS Pro and begin placing Milestones and Bars in a blank file. The items I placed were based on data within my MS Project File. Is there a way to link the dates on my Milestones Professional schedule to Microsoft Project so I can later update the data in my MS Pro File (the milestones and bars) automatically if the dates in my MS Project File change?

Set Percent Complete for Several Tasks
I really need to set the % complete for individual bars on my schedule. I know I can set them on individual task rows and then roll them up, but frankly I really don’t want to set up an outlined schedule. Is there any way to do this?

Hourly schedules
One of my date headings is set in daily increments. When I add a symbol under a day, it is always set at noon. How can I control where it is set?

Anchor text to a symbol
Is there a way to anchor a freeform text to a symbol?

Remove page breaks
How do I get rid of my page breaks?

Insert page breaks
I need a couple of page breaks in my schedule so that I can have a couple of short pages. Is this possible?

Percent complete is different than Microsoft Project
When I import a Project file, the percent complete readings are not the same in Milestones. Why is that?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for February 2020

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.