January 2022 Newsletter

Video: Valuesets (1 and 3) and Datagraphs

Using a Type 3 valueset, you can spread column values over the duration of each task, and have them graphed automatically on the bottom of the schedule.

You can also use a Type 1 valueset if you’d like to manually enter data for each date range.

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January 2022 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for January 2022

Line thickness in PDF files

Why are the line weights so heavy when creating a PDF?  It really makes the schedule hard to read and is not good for presentations.  Is there something I can do to fix this?

Bar colors change unexpectedly after refresh

I have a schedule with several joined bars.  P3 is supposed to be filled blue but stays white.  Then, after I refresh, the bar for P2 disappears and P3 fills as expected:


See bar status color in toolbox

My bars are all the same color before status, but they have a different after status color, how do I tell them apart in the toolbox?

Get list of all Project UIDs in Milestones schedule

I’m using Symbol Links to an MS Project file. Is there a way to get a list in Milestones Pro of all the UIDs I am linked to?

Numbers or letters inside symbols

I need to have numbers inside my triangle symbols.  Right now I am using symbol text and the text is pretty small and hard to re-size when the symbol sizes change.  Is there an easier way to do this?

Force a symbol to be “on top”

I have two different symbols that appear on the same day.  I want to be able to choose which symbol appears on top.  Is this possible?

Need to change UIDs in Milestones as Project UIDs have all changed

A significant number of tasks in my Project file have been reassigned new UID’s, and I need to manually re-establish them in Milestones Pro. I can see them in the automation tag report, but is there a way to mass-delete them, without having to click every symbol and remove the tags manually?

Change the font size of many symbols at once

I want to change the font size of all symbols of a certain type.  Do I need to select the symbols individually and change them one by one?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for January 2022

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.