August 2021 Newsletter

Article: Successfully Present Your Projects

Project managers deal in details; management wants a snapshot.  How can you translate your project details into a brief summary which clearly conveys the status of the project?  This guide offers methods for how to create clear, concise project reports along with a few tips on what to report when you don’t know where to start.

In the article, you will learn more about these areas:

  • The ready-for-prime-time project status report
  • What to report when you don’t know where to start
  • Budget status presentations
  • Get the most information on a single-page report
  • Viewer-friendly earned value reports
  • Summary reports with drill-down
  • Baseline and current schedule reports
  • Major milestone summary reports
  • And much more.

Read the article: Successfully Present Your Projects

Video: Moving Symbols and Bars in Milestones Professional

In this video, you’ll learn how to change the date of a symbol, change the dates of ALL your symbols, or change the dates of just a few symbols that you select.
You can also shift the dates of an entire row in Milestones Professional, or even move symbols and bars to different rows entirely.
See how in the video:

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August 2021 Tips and Tricks

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

Distorted symbols in PowerPoint

Have a problem when copying a Milestone chart with triangles and other symbols into PowerPoint.

Link a Microsoft Project schedule to my Milestones chart
I generated a Milestones Professional schedule from scratch based on the data in one of my Project Files. (I didn’t import them.) So now that I’ve done this, is there a way to link the symbols on the schedule back to the right tasks in Project so I can later update the Milestones symbols and bars whenever the dates in Project change?

Legend and DataGraph Placement
Is it possible to have a Legend and DataGraph(s) shown at the same time?

Lines on ends of bars not showing
When I print my schedule, the lines at the ends of the bars are missing. What could be causing this? I am using symbol shape #28 (blank symbol). On the screen the bars look fine.

Move a symbol and keep the same date
When I move a symbol to another task row, the date changes. I really don’t want it to change. Is there a way to prevent this?

Move Milestones to primary monitor
I am using Remote Desktop to access my computer at work. Sometimes my Milestones software is not visible. I think it’s because it is on my secondary monitor. Is there any way to force it to my primary monitor for Remote Desktop?

Move one symbol only
When I move one symbol on my schedule, other symbols are moving too. Help! I only want to move one symbol.

Move a task to another spot
I would like to move a task to another spot on the same page. How is this done?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for August 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:

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.