September 2020 Newsletter

Video: Custom Date Formats for Symbols and Columns

Learn how to change the date format in a Milestones Professional schedule. Also learn how to override the date format for certain symbols, and how to use &date to put the date in your symbol text instead.
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September 2020 Tips and Tricks

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

Microsoft Teams screen flicker
When using Microsoft Teams to view and share a Milestones file, the Milestones file blinks and all symbols in the graph area disappear.  The file header and columns remain visible but the documents blinks in and out. Is there a solution for this?

Sideways text
I want to show a title to the left of my schedule. I want to show the text in white with a navy background. Is this possible in Milestones?

Add a stoplight column
What is the easiest way to add a stoplight column to my schedule? I want to control the color of the stoplight for each task.

Create a bookmark
I have a large schedule. Other products allow bookmarks to be set to mark key parts of a document. Does Milestones have anything similar?

Publish a PDF with bookmarks
I would like to send my schedule to others as a PDF. Since it is quite large, I would like to use bookmarks in my PDF so that viewers can quickly navigate to sections of my schedule. Does Milestones offer this functionality?

Symbol text too far away from symbol
I have noticed that my symbol text is very far away from my symbols (horizontally) when I make my schedule an odd size. Is there any way to adjust this for all symbols?

Interpreting the symbol attributes report
What does the TE on the symbol attributes report stand for?

Move column on a wide schedule
I need to move a column from the left side of the schedule to the right side of the schedule. The right side of the schedule is off the screen (not visible). How can I move the column?

Logarithmic date headings
My schedule dates are mostly concentrated in the current year but I want to show past years also, as they do have a few key dates. Is there a way to “scrunch up” the past years so they don’t take up as much space on the timeline?

Add baseline when importing from Excel
I am using the import feature from Excel to MS Pro. Can I copy two lines from Excel into one line on MS Pro. I want to display current and baseline.

Show hidden columns when all are hidden
I have hidden all of my columns. How do I bring them back up?

Calculate difference between two milestone dates on a row with many milestones
I have a row with many milestones (20 or so). I would like to calculate the difference between two specific milestones on each row of my schedule. (Start up date and First Delivery Date) Any ideas?

Can’t pick Project file name when refreshing
Usually when I go to refresh a Milestones Professional schedule from Project, I am asked to select the Microsoft Project file name. I have one schedule (only one!) which never prompts me to select a file and I wonder what’s going on. Any ideas?

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

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

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Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

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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.