April 2024 Newsletter

Video: File Compare in Milestones Professional

If you have two Milestones Professional schedules, each tagged with Unique Identifiers (such as UniqueID from MS Project or ActivityID from P6), you can compare the differences to any tagged dates by using our “File Compare” feature.

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April 2024 Tips and Tricks

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Copy and paste a toolbox to another schedule

Copy and paste a legend from one schedule to another

  

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for April 2024

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023 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 2023” 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.

March 2024 Newsletter

Video: Timeline Schedule Creation in Milestones Professional

We start from scratch and create a Timeline Schedule in Milestones Professional. This might give you some good ideas for your own schedule.

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March 2024 Tips and Tricks

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Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

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To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2023” 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.

February 2024 Newsletter

Video: Filter and Sort Columns in Milestones Professional

Learn how to sort and filter your columns in Milestones Professional with this new video. Check it out below!

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February 2024 Tips and Tricks

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Can’t remove picture
I’ve put together a schedule that contains imported (copy-and-paste) graphics.  For some reason, there is a graphic towards the top of my schedule that I can’t get rid of.  I can’t even click on it.  Any idea why?

Expand width of some column titles
I see some samples which appear to have some column entries spanning more than one column.  What’s the procedure to do this?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for February 2024

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

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To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2023” 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.

January 2024 Newsletter

Tips and Tricks #3: Milestones Professional

We made a great video for this month with some new Tips and Tricks, including:

  • Two symbols on top of each other
  • Global symbol date format
  • Vertical / Sideways text in column
  • Dependency Mode
  • Change Background of individual Rows
  • Symbol Text Background

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January 2024 Tips and Tricks

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Show hidden columns when all are hidden
I hid the only column on my schedule.  Now my schedule has no columns.  How do I add a column on the left?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for January 2024

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

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To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2023” 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.

December 2023 Newsletter

Coded Import Options from MS Project into Milestones Professional

We made a great video for this month on importing from MS Project.

This video shows almost all of our Coded Import options for getting your tasks from MS Project over to Milestones Professional.

This video covers lots of different import options, including “Birds on a Wire”, “Coded Presentation Timeline”, “Coded Symbols and Bars”, “Coded Finish Dates”, and a few more.

With these import options, you can either set up a Text field in MS Project to group tasks together during the import, or you can even use Number fields with a couple of the options, to tell Milestones how to display the tasks.

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December 2023 Tips and Tricks

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For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for December 2023

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

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To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2023” 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.

October 2023 Newsletter

Milestones Professional ValueSet Type 4: Values from Symbols

Did you know you can add DataGraphs to the bottom of your Milestones Professional Schedule?

In this video, we cover one of the types of ValueSets that you can graph, ValueSet 4 (where you can assign values to symbols).

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October 2023 Tips and Tricks

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Show baseline dates without showing baseline symbols
Is it possible to display baseline fields in the schedule’s columns but not show the baseline symbols and bars in the Gantt chart?

Show date and text on same line for a symbol
I have a few symbols on my schedule for which I would like to display both the start date AND the text on the same line on the left side of the symbol.  Is there a way to combine the symbol text and the date?

Vertical connectors on a multi-page schedule
My schedule has many vertical connectors, connecting dates across pages.  When I look at the connectors, it’s often challenging to determine which page they are connected to.  Is there anything I can do to make this easier?

Multiple legend rows
I would like to have a legend with multiple rows and 4 entries per row. How do I add a 2nd or 3rd row in the legend?

Move a symbol and keep the same date
When I move symbols to another task row, the dates changes.  I want the dates to stay the same when the symbols are rearranged on the schedule.  Is there a way to make them stick to their original date?

Insert page breaks
I need a couple of page breaks in my schedule so that I can have a couple of short pages.  Is this possible?

Flag tasks that are nearing completion
How can I display symbols in a column to indicate which tasks are, for example, 50%, 75%, 90% complete?  I want to show which tasks are complete, which ones haven’t started and so on.

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for October 2023

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023 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 2023” 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.

September 2023 Newsletter

Milestones Professional Program Options: Tools Tab

Check out some of the more common options that people change in the Tools Tab in Milestones Professional. Who knows, maybe you’d like to change some options!

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September 2023 Tips and Tricks

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For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for September 2023

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023 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 2023” 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.

August 2023 Newsletter

Import or Link to MS Project Overview

Check out this video where we cover most of the options for linking your MS Project file over to a Milestones Professional schedule.

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August 2023 Tips and Tricks

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Thicker outline for a symbol
I want a thicker line around my diamond symbol.  How do I set this up?

Show curtains on top of grid lines / shading
I have several curtains on my schedule but they aren’t showing up on some of the rows.  It looks like they don’t appear when there is row shading.  How can I fix this?

Add date range shading (curtains) to individual task rows
I know how to set up curtains for a schedule, to shade a date range.  How can I shade only certain task rows?

Customize task cells
I want to color the individual entries in my main column.  How is this done?

Add multiple milestones on different levels
How do I stack more than one timeline on the same row? When I create it centers in the middle of the row and I can’t move it.  I want to show, develop, design, test, etc. all on the same row. The dates overlap each other. When I try to create a separate timeline it lays on top of the previous one.

Appendix instead of Page
Can Milestones display the page numbering other than with the word “Page”? When I include a Milestones schedule in my report, it is in the appendix. Thus, I would like the pagination to say “Appendix” instead of “Page.”

Working remotely
I started working remotely last month.  Can I use my Milestones license on my personal laptop?

What is the red line which zig zags down my schedule?
What is the red line which seems to go in and out from the current date line?

Want a different triangle shape
Is it possible to get a different triangle symbol?  I see there are several to choose from but I have a specific requirement.

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for August 2023

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023 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 2023” 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.

July 2023 Newsletter

Check Out our Recent Milestones Professional Videos

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July 2023 Tips and Tricks

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For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for July 2023

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023 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 2023” 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.

May 2023 Newsletter

Video: Bring over Symbol Text from Excel

Did you know there’s two ways to bring over Symbol Text if you’re importing from Excel? The first method involves using a column, and the second method involves linking the text directly back to Excel during Refresh!

Check out the video today!

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May 2023 Tips and Tricks

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For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for May 2023

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2023 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 2023” 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.