January 2021 Newsletter

Announcing Milestones Professional 2021

KIDASA Software, Inc. is excited to announce that the new version of Milestones Professional, version 2021, has been released.

  • Re-imagined MS Project to Milestones Wizard
  • Import from MS Project without having MS Project installed
  • Import from MS Project XML improved
  • Primavera XER Import Added
  • Improved 4k Support for Menus
  • Symbol Number Overlays
  • Font Increase / Decrease Buttons
  • Manage Task Row Overrides
  • Reset “Hide Vertical Connections” For Symbols
  • Center Symbol Text on Bar when Start Date is Hidden
  • Skip Empty Tasks in Task Number Column
  • Sidebar: Undo / Redo Added
  • New Internet Publishing Option
  • Insert a Toolbox Row into the Legend

See more on our “What’s new in Milestones Professional 2021” page

Video: New Import Options from MS Project or Primavera P6

Now you can import without have MS Project installed. You can also import XER files directly instead of using XML files. This allows for more options during the import. Check it out below:

Be sure to Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for all the latest and greatest Milestones software videos!

January 2021 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for January 2021

View a file from Project or Primavera
People are always sending me their Microsoft Project or exported Primavera XER files. Is there an easy way to take a look at them in Milestones?

See a Project file without Project?
How can I see what’s inside an MS Project file without having MS Project installed?

Add a link
Hey, can I insert a link into my schedule? Does it go in a text box or is there some special vehicle for it?

Share schedules with those who do not have Milestones
I have Milestones but many of my co-workers don’t have the software. I want to be able to share my schedules with them. What are my options?

Baseline isn’t hiding
I have two sets of bars for each of my tasks. One set is for baseline, and one is to show the current plan. When I try to hide the baseline nothing changes. Any idea what could be wrong?

Create a Milestones Mini Chart
How can I create a “mini” Milestones chart that can be pasted as is into a PowerPoint slide?

Change color of bars in DataGraph
Are the bar colors in the DataGraph customizable? I can’t seem to find where to change them.

Scroll-Lock affects arrow keys
I am trying to move symbols to different outlines within the row but holding down shift and then using the arrow to go up or down. This normally works but is not currently working for me.

Compare two files after refresh
I have refreshed my Milestones Professional schedule with the latest dates from Microsoft Project. Is there any way to see the deltas for tasks which have been changed? Like this?

20 Day Vertical Gridlines
I am looking at Milestones for a new project. The planning is done using normal calendar dates but the Gantt has to have a vertical line every twenty days so that it can show 20 day periods.

Show dates at the bottom of the schedule
Is there a way to show date headings at the bottom of the schedule?

Move a note along with the current date
Is it possible to attach a note on the date line so it moves with it as the “date now” is updated?

Move symbols between tasks
I’m using Milestones Professional and I’m looking to move symbols (and their dates) between tasks.

No Commas in Numbers
How can I delete commas for values which run in the thousands? For example 2371 is currently shown as 2,371. Due to space limitations I want value to appear without commas (as 2371).

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for January 2021

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2021

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2021 for only $199 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2021” page.

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: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=6796817

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.