June 2021 Newsletter

Article: Create Presentation Reports for Microsoft Project

KIDASA Software’s Milestones Professional offers a direct interface to Microsoft Project, making it easy to generate presentation report formats beyond the standard formats offered by Microsoft Project. Build a schedule using one of Milestones many built-in templates or build one “free-hand” and link it back to Project. Either way, the schedule can be “refreshed” or updated when the Project dates change.

With Milestones Professional’s interface to Microsoft Project, you can:

  • Use a simple wizard to choose how to present your Microsoft Project schedules.
  • Create custom Project import templates and add them to the wizard.
  • Keep presentation schedules up-to-date using “refresh.”  Update a single Milestones presentation schedule from one Microsoft Project schedule or from several.
  • Easily add new Project tasks to the Milestones schedule.  Add them in one at a time or as a group.

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June 2021 Tips and Tricks

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

Add a tag to a symbol
I added a symbol to my schedule and want to link it to Microsoft Project. What’s the easiest way?

Link to active MS Project task problem
I am using the Link to Active MS Project task feature to link a symbol to a task in Microsoft Project. However, when I select Start date, the symbol is being tagged with the finish date.

Eliminate box and fill around symbol text
Some of the text on my schedule is surrounded by a box and fill. I would like to get rid of this.

Show a slip to baseline with a milestone symbol
Can a “milestone symbol” be baselined? I know task bars can but I couldn’t figure out how to baseline a symbol. I have a schedule that is made of symbols only (no task bars)– how can I show a slip to one of the symbols?

Overlay one bar on another bar
Is it possible to overlay one bar from the “Combo Toolbox” on top of a different bar from the “Combo Toolbox”?

Blank symbol in the toolbox
I am sharing my schedule with others. However, when I share the schedule, all of my custom bitmap symbols are missing and show up as blank symbols in the toolbox.

Non-graphical copy and paste
Can Milestones create non-graphical reports, such as a summary of tasks and their due dates? That is, how can I transfer information from a Milestones schedule (column information, schedule title, symbol dates, etc.) into the columns and cells of a spreadsheet?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for June 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.