April 2023 Newsletter

Video: Outline Levels and Summary Bars

Sometimes your schedule can be full of hidden or invisible symbols. This video goes over a few different ways that there might be extra symbols on your schedule that you might not know about, and what they mean.Check out the video today!

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April 2023 Tips and Tricks

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

Task outline levels
I would like to outline my schedule.  Where do I start?

Set symbols and other properties by summary level
I have a project with several outline levels.  Can I use different symbols for the different outline levels?   Can I change the shading too?

Always use transparent text

Is there any way to set up Milestones so that all the symbol text and dates are shown transparent (not opaque?)  I have to change them constantly and would like to know how to set the default up permanently.

Eliminate gray bars in roadmap format
I have just imported from Microsoft Project using the Roadmap format.  Can you tell me how to eliminate the gray bars in the resulting Milestones Professional file?

Create a template to use in with Microsoft Project
I want to create a single template I can use for multiple Microsoft Project files. Can I do this or do I have to have a template for each Microsoft Project file?

Exclude hidden tasks when filtering
I am making an upper level schedule, and am using the Split Summary Bar setting.  I would like to filter the schedule so that I can exclude certain tasks and then show just the tasks I want on the summary bar.  The problem is that when I filter, the summary bar is still showing the unwanted tasks.

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

March 2023 Newsletter

Video: Finding Hidden / Invisible Symbols in your schedule

Sometimes your schedule can be full of hidden or invisible symbols. This video goes over a few different ways that there might be extra symbols on your schedule that you might not know about, and what they mean.

Check out the video today!

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

March 2023 Tips and Tricks

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

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

October / November 2022 Newsletter

Video: Link to Active MS Project Task

Do you already have a Milestones Professional schedule, and you want to grab some tasks from an existing MS Project file quickly?

You should try “Link to Active MS Project Task” to bring over tasks easily from MS Project. Check out the video below:

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October 2022 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for October / November 2022

Help finding “invisible” symbols
I have deleted some symbols from a schedule , but there are several blank symbols scattered around and I’m having trouble finding them.

Vertical connectors in the legend
Can I show a vertical connector in the legend?

Want the line to appear on top of the bar when graphed
I would like to have the red line appear on top of the blue bars.  How is this accomplished?

Hide indicator symbols on blank lines
I have indicator symbol values that are “0”. How do I get Milestones Professional NOT to draw an indicator symbol on lines that are blank?

Add, Move, and Delete Freeform Text
Is there a way to add another header to the chart other than the title?

Copy the structure of a schedule only
Could you tell me if it is possible to copy the structure of a schedule without the data?.

Unidentified blue box

Specifying print size
I have the chart size set to 7.5″ horizontal and 5.5.” vertical. However, when I print the chart, it fills the entire page, rather than printing at the size I have specified.  How can I get it to print using my specifications?

Standard curtains for all my projects
I would like the same curtains to appear on all of my schedules.  How can I do this?

Special symbol needed
I would really like to show a symbol that looks like this one on my schedule.  Is it possible?

Show percent symbol on a task row
I see that it is possible to add a pie symbol to a task row as a normal symbol.  Can you tell me how to set this up?</p
For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for October / November 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.

September 2022 Newsletter

Video: The Legend… of Milestones Professional

In this video, we show you how to add a legend, change the height, add items to the legend, modify them, and even add a legend entry from the toolbox!

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September 2022 Tips and Tricks

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

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

August 2022 Newsletter

Video: Background Colors in Milestones Professional

See how to change the global row backgrounds, schedule backgrounds, individual row backgrounds, and even cell backgrounds!

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August 2022 Tips and Tricks

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

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

July 2022 Newsletter

We’re hard at work on our Newest Version!

We’re making some big improvements with our newest version of Milestones Professional.
Do you have any suggestions for changes you’d like to see in the software? Do you want to test our newest version before release?
You can go to our website right now and do both of those things:

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July 2022 Tips and Tricks

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

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

May 2022 Newsletter

Video: Alternate Vertical Lines in Milestones Professional

Sure, you can add a Date Line in the Dates Tab to represent the current date, but what if you want some other vertical lines on your schedule?
See 4 different ways to add vertical lines to your Milestones Professional schedule in our video.

See the video on YouTube below.

If you don’t have access to YouTube, check out our .MP4 Downloadable Milestones Professional Videos Page

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June 2022 Tips and Tricks

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

Anchor text to a symbol

Is there a way to anchor a freeform text to a symbol or a task row?

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?

Vertical link to a symbol on the same task bar

Do you know how you can link to task within the same task bar? I would like to create a vertical link between two symbols on the same row.

Vertical link not working

I have added a couple of vertical links on my schedule but they do not appear.

Trying to find a symbol that is linked to a UID in Microsoft Project

Is there a way to view the unique id’s you have linked in your milestone chart?

Two colors for symbol text

Is it possible to use two different colors at the same time in symbol text?  My symbol text is color coded to show which organization is responsible for each activity.  Responsibility is shared for some activities.  I’d like to make the text half green and half blue.  Is there a way to do that?

Two digits for month and day

I’d like 2 digits for days and months (i.e.: 02/02/2003 and not 2/2/2003). How can I do this?

Work with dense schedules

I am trying to move and better organize the symbols and symbol text on in my schedule, which is very crowded.  Do you have any suggestions?

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

May 2022 Newsletter

Video: Vertical Text in Milestones Professional

You can have vertical column text, vertical symbol text, and vertical freeform text.

See how to do that, and some common formatting options for the vertical text in our newest video.

See the video on YouTube below.

If you don’t have access to YouTube, check out our .MP4 Downloadable Milestones Professional Videos Page

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May 2022 Tips and Tricks

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

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

April 2022 Newsletter

Video: Insert a Baseline

Learn how to insert a baseline into your Milestones Professional schedule.

This video also shows you how to set up your Baseline task and summary options as well.

See the video on YouTube below.

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April 2022 Tips and Tricks

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

What is the best way to approach creating a schedule in Milestones Professional so I can make global changes to symbols and horizontal bars currently on the schedule?

Usually when I go to refresh a Milestones Professional schedule from Project, I am asked to select the Microsoft Project file name.  I have one schedule (only one!) which never prompts me to select a file and I wonder what’s going on.  Any ideas?

How can I have fiscal quarters and calendar year quarters, as shown above?

I need to add a page of text explaining why any scheduled date has changed. Is there a way I can link “Milestones” to a “Word” document?

I often forget where I put my Milestones schedules and have trouble finding them.  Help!

I would like to remove the password on all my Milestones Professional charts.  I have approximately 12.  Do I really have to send them to you to remove the password.

We keep our schedules in a shared folder on our server.  Can we control who has access to each Milestones schedule?

When I am importing an Microsoft Project plan, Microsoft Project loads all tasks (and Milestones) of the plan. That’s too much because the plan consists more than 2500 tasks.  Only the major work packages, not every task are relevant to the report I want from Milestones Professional.  Is there a way to only load certain tasks such as up to level 3?

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

March 2022 Newsletter

Video: Append Tasks during MS Project Refresh

Learn how to append tasks when you Refresh your schedule from MS Project.

You can also use a Flag field to limit which tasks get appended, and you can use a Number field to tell Milestones which row to place the task on.

See the video on YouTube below.

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March and February 2022 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for February 2022 and also the Tips and Tricks for March 2022

Is there a way to change the height of a row using Milestones Professional Automation?

I am trying to show symbols above a bar, like this example.  Can you tell me what the trick is?

How many vertical links can start from a single symbol?

We use milestones for schedules and also for machine timing charts. When doing timing charts, we usually use 1 day as equal to 1 second. When cycles are really short, then we use 1 day equal to 1 millisecond, so 1000 days is equal to 1 second. We have a header type (within Date Headings Dialog Box) of Daily 1,2,…30, 31,32,33… Even though the frequency settings allows entry of numbers above 60, it seems to not change anything on the header. So the time breakup in header for frequency of any value above 60 is always 0—-60—120—180…… and is not readable due to everything running together. Is there a way to change this so that the header is 0–250—500—750—1000?

My coworkers still have Milestones Professional 2019 and I need to share my schedule with them.  How do I do this?  I have version 2021.

I have a schedule I am importing from Microsoft Project.  Each time we do a delivery we have a task in Microsoft Project which has the word delivery.  I would like to create a schedule which displays the delivery dates and also shows the total number of deliveries per month.  Is anything like this possible?

When I use the curtain/shading option, certain tasks are omitted from the shading, why is this?

How can I move a group of symbols about 2 months to the right all at the same time?

I am using Milestones Professional to build a chart for our management.  The task bars I am inserting (which should be solid) have a white stripe through the middle of them.  Here’s a picture.

 I need to display custom header and footer information on all pages of my schedule.  Is this possible?

I have the Symbols: Fill to Status Date and Bars: Fill to Status Date options toggled on.  However, it is not working. What could be disabling this feature?

I want my symbol to look like this.  Is it possible?

I want to remove all of the baseline symbols and status symbols on my schedule. Is there an easy way to do this?

I need to create a data graph with both bars and lines on the same DataGraph area.   It appears that DataGraphs  can either be bar graphs or line graphs, but not a mix.    Suggestions?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for February 2022 and also the Tips and Tricks for March 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.