June 2021 Newsletter

Video: All About Date Headings in Milestones Professional

Learn all about Date Headings in this video, including Custom Date Headings:

Article: All About Date Headings in Milestones Professional

We also have an article if you’d like to read all about the different date heading options in Milestones Professional.

Read the article: All About Date Headings in Milestones Professional

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June 2021 Tips and Tricks

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

No vertical lines in date headings
We have created a new schedule and in the date headings we have displayed the Months, however there are no vertical lines separating the month titles. I have the vertical lines within the schedule but want the lines in the date headings area too. I have searched high and low…Can you tell me how to add these?

Numbered date headings
I want numbers instead of letters or month names in the date headings. This is for a project proposal. I don’t know when the project will start.

Show dates at the bottom of the schedule
Is there a way to show date headings at the bottom of the schedule?

Date heading only shows letter on some pages
My date heading shows some months with the full name and others with an abbreviation. Is there a way to make it consistent?

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

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.

See the rest of the Article: Create Presentation Reports for Microsoft Project

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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.

April 2021 Newsletter

Video: Quick view in Milestones Professional 2021

See how our new Quick view feature works in Milestones Professional 2021. You can import a Primavera XER, MS Project MPP or MS Project XML file quickly to see the contents of that file.
It’s a good way to quickly check out a file to see what is actually inside it, without needing to have MS Project or Primavera P6 installed.

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April 2021 Tips and Tricks

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

Hatch patterns show solid on PDF and PowerPoint

My hatch patterns printed fine yesterday. I haven’t changed anything but now they are solid. When copying to PowerPoint, hatch patterns appear solid. Worked last week! I created a PDF and wow! It doesn’t match my screen. All the patterns print solid. Help!

What is new in version 2021?
I see you have a new version. Great! What’s new in 2021?

Webdings and Wingdings as symbols
Can I get a telephone symbol into Milestones?

View Options: Zoom In and Out
How can I “zoom in” to see more detail on a schedule?

Copy toolbox rows
My schedule has several different colored bars. I want to set one up in the toolbox and then copy all the settings to another row so that I can then just set the colors. Is this possible?

Create “Birds on a Wire” charts with Milestones Professional
I would like to Create “Birds on a Wire” charts with Milestones from my Microsoft Project schedule. Is there an easy way to do this?

Create and add custom symbols to the toolbox
I am looking for a way to import a custom symbol to the toolbox. For example, I would like to show a missile symbol for the project launch date. Is this possible?

Create a Multi-Colored Bar
How do I create a multi-colored bar which fades from one color to the next?

Creating vertical connectors in Continuous View
While I am in Continuous view (really large schedule!) how do I add a vertical link?

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

January 2021 Newsletter

Announcing Milestones Professional 2021

KIDASA Software, Inc. is excited to announce that the new version of Milestones Professional, version 2021, has been released.

  • Re-imagined MS Project to Milestones Wizard
  • Import from MS Project without having MS Project installed
  • Import from MS Project XML improved
  • Primavera XER Import Added
  • Improved 4k Support for Menus
  • Symbol Number Overlays
  • Font Increase / Decrease Buttons
  • Manage Task Row Overrides
  • Reset “Hide Vertical Connections” For Symbols
  • Center Symbol Text on Bar when Start Date is Hidden
  • Skip Empty Tasks in Task Number Column
  • Sidebar: Undo / Redo Added
  • New Internet Publishing Option
  • Insert a Toolbox Row into the Legend

See more on our “What’s new in Milestones Professional 2021” page

Video: New Import Options from MS Project or Primavera P6

Now you can import without have MS Project installed. You can also import XER files directly instead of using XML files. This allows for more options during the import. Check it out below:

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January 2021 Tips and Tricks

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

View a file from Project or Primavera
People are always sending me their Microsoft Project or exported Primavera XER files. Is there an easy way to take a look at them in Milestones?

See a Project file without Project?
How can I see what’s inside an MS Project file without having MS Project installed?

Add a link
Hey, can I insert a link into my schedule? Does it go in a text box or is there some special vehicle for it?

Share schedules with those who do not have Milestones
I have Milestones but many of my co-workers don’t have the software. I want to be able to share my schedules with them. What are my options?

Baseline isn’t hiding
I have two sets of bars for each of my tasks. One set is for baseline, and one is to show the current plan. When I try to hide the baseline nothing changes. Any idea what could be wrong?

Create a Milestones Mini Chart
How can I create a “mini” Milestones chart that can be pasted as is into a PowerPoint slide?

Change color of bars in DataGraph
Are the bar colors in the DataGraph customizable? I can’t seem to find where to change them.

Scroll-Lock affects arrow keys
I am trying to move symbols to different outlines within the row but holding down shift and then using the arrow to go up or down. This normally works but is not currently working for me.

Compare two files after refresh
I have refreshed my Milestones Professional schedule with the latest dates from Microsoft Project. Is there any way to see the deltas for tasks which have been changed? Like this?

20 Day Vertical Gridlines
I am looking at Milestones for a new project. The planning is done using normal calendar dates but the Gantt has to have a vertical line every twenty days so that it can show 20 day periods.

Show dates at the bottom of the schedule
Is there a way to show date headings at the bottom of the schedule?

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?

Move symbols between tasks
I’m using Milestones Professional and I’m looking to move symbols (and their dates) between tasks.

No Commas in Numbers
How can I delete commas for values which run in the thousands? For example 2371 is currently shown as 2,371. Due to space limitations I want value to appear without commas (as 2371).

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

November 2020 Newsletter

Videos: Tips and Tricks

Check out Tips and Tricks #1 to learn the following:
  • New Bar Types
  • Vertical Shading (Curtains)
  • Logarithmic Date View
  • Filling Symbols and Bars based on Status
  • Move Symbol Text with your Keyboard Arrow keys

Check out Tips and Tricks #2 to learn the following:

  • Using the vertical levels in a row
  • Navigating around symbols on your schedule with your keyboard
  • Switching out symbols on your schedule with others
  • Changing individual symbol colors and size

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November 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for November 2020

Change the shape of a symbol based on status
I would like a symbol to change when it’s completed. Is this possible?

Suggested symbols and bars for “Birds on a Wire” charts
I like the “Birds on a Wire” charts I have seen made in PowerPoint. I know these are easier in Milestones. Can you give me a clue how to make mine look like this with Milestones (sample made in PowerPoint)?

Set symbols, bars 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?

Want a different triangle shape
In Milestones Simplicity, is it possible to get a different triangle symbol? I see there are several to choose from but I have a specific requirement.

Skipping dates when moving with mouse
In a Gantt chart when I try to move an end date, it always seems to skip one day of the week (ie Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri). The day skipped changes as well. I have checked all calendar options and cannot determine why it is doing this.

Change indicator symbols after importing from Project
My schedule was imported from Project using the Stoplight Indicators template. I would like to change the colors of the indicators. Is there a way to do this?

Move column on a wide schedule
I need to move a column from the left side of the schedule to the right side of the schedule. The right side of the schedule is off the screen (not visible). How can I move the column?

Column heading doesn’t fit
I have created a summary Gantt chart and the 2 lines of text in the column header does not fit in the row height and I can’t find a way to increase the row height. There seems to be a way for data rows but not the headers.

Moving symbol note is slow
Is there a faster way to move symbol notes? I am using the toolbar directional arrows but find them sluggish.

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for November 2020

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” 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 2020 Newsletter

Video: Custom Date Formats for Symbols and Columns

Learn how to change the date format in a Milestones Professional schedule. Also learn how to override the date format for certain symbols, and how to use &date to put the date in your symbol text instead.
Check out the video below:

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September 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for September 2020

Microsoft Teams screen flicker
When using Microsoft Teams to view and share a Milestones file, the Milestones file blinks and all symbols in the graph area disappear.  The file header and columns remain visible but the documents blinks in and out. Is there a solution for this?

Sideways text
I want to show a title to the left of my schedule. I want to show the text in white with a navy background. Is this possible in Milestones?

Add a stoplight column
What is the easiest way to add a stoplight column to my schedule? I want to control the color of the stoplight for each task.

Create a bookmark
I have a large schedule. Other products allow bookmarks to be set to mark key parts of a document. Does Milestones have anything similar?

Publish a PDF with bookmarks
I would like to send my schedule to others as a PDF. Since it is quite large, I would like to use bookmarks in my PDF so that viewers can quickly navigate to sections of my schedule. Does Milestones offer this functionality?

Symbol text too far away from symbol
I have noticed that my symbol text is very far away from my symbols (horizontally) when I make my schedule an odd size. Is there any way to adjust this for all symbols?

Interpreting the symbol attributes report
What does the TE on the symbol attributes report stand for?

Move column on a wide schedule
I need to move a column from the left side of the schedule to the right side of the schedule. The right side of the schedule is off the screen (not visible). How can I move the column?

Logarithmic date headings
My schedule dates are mostly concentrated in the current year but I want to show past years also, as they do have a few key dates. Is there a way to “scrunch up” the past years so they don’t take up as much space on the timeline?

Add baseline when importing from Excel
I am using the import feature from Excel to MS Pro. Can I copy two lines from Excel into one line on MS Pro. I want to display current and baseline.

Show hidden columns when all are hidden
I have hidden all of my columns. How do I bring them back up?

Calculate difference between two milestone dates on a row with many milestones
I have a row with many milestones (20 or so). I would like to calculate the difference between two specific milestones on each row of my schedule. (Start up date and First Delivery Date) Any ideas?

Can’t pick Project file name when refreshing
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?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for September 2020

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” 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 2020 Newsletter

Video: Refresh from MS Project

Learn how to Refresh your Milestones Professional schedule when it is linked to MS Project.
Check out the video below:

Video: Link to and Refresh from MS Excel

Learn how to Refresh your Milestones Professional schedule when it is linked to MS Project.
Check out the video below:

Video: Link to and Refresh from Primavera

Learn how to build a schedule and then refresh the schedule when it is linked to Primavera.
Check out the video below:

Video: Troubleshooting the Refresh Process

If your file is not refreshing correctly, there’s a few reasons why that might be happening.
Check out some of the more common reasons in the video below:

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July 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for July 2020

Allocate manpower for an upcoming project
I want to be able to determine how many people I might need for an upcoming project. Does Milestones (Professional) have any capability in this area?

Hide a column when printing
Can I hide a column so it doesn’t print?

Hide baseline summary bars
How can one use baseline task bars for sub-tasks but not display them at the summary level?

Import a Project file that is filtered
By default, only filtered tasks are imported into Milestones Professional. So, filter your tasks in Microsoft Project before beginning the Project to Milestones wizard.

Hyperlink from a symbol to a folder
I know that you can link a symbol to another file, but can you link a symbol to a folder?

Passwords and symbol linking
If I password-protect a schedule, will others be able to “link” into my schedule even though they may be read-only? I’m going to be starting a “prime” schedule that has dates that other schedules within the area will be getting dates from. I want to password-protect this schedule from any changes all the while allowing folks to link into it. Will they be able to link?

Get rid of gridlines in your schedule
How do I hide the lines below an individual task row?

Gridlines showing on top of logo
I am trying to make my schedule look better. I added some graphics but the horizontal lines are showing up on top of the picture. Is there anything I can do about this?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for July 2020

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” 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.

June 2020 Newsletter

Video: Custom Import Template with Milestones Professional

See how to import using a Built-in Template, and then make changes, and save it as a Custom Import Template
Check out how to add them, change them, and hide or remove vertical links in the video below:

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June 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for June 2020

Color code a symbol in a column
I have created a stoplight chart. I want to color code an entry that is in a column. I want the color to be red if it is an internal deliverable and blue if it is an external deliverable. Is this possible?

Only part of schedule appears in PowerPoint
I used the Copy All Pages to PowerPoint feature to get my schedule into PowerPoint. Only part of each page of the schedule appears in PowerPoint. Any ideas?

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

Shade time periods on a swimlane chart
How do I shade across swimlanes vertically for a period of time? For example March 21, 2021 to May 20, 2021 should be green and June 4, 2021 to July 5, 2021 should be orange.

Remove a curtain
How do I remove curtains?

Difference between status line and current date line
What is the difference between the status line and the current date line?

PowerPoint graphics format
When Milestone Pro puts the chart into PowerPoint, what type of graphic is created? (eg. png, jpg, etc.) Can the type of graphic be changed?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for June 2020

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” 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 2020 Newsletter

Video: Vertical Links (Dependencies) with Milestones Professional

There are a few different ways to add vertical links, or dependencies, between tasks on different rows in your schedule.
Check out how to add them, change them, and hide or remove vertical links in the video below:

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Covid-19 Notice

Due to the Covid-19 virus, KIDASA Software, Inc. is temporarily telecommuting to the office for employee safety. Here are some changes that will be taking place:

  • We will continue to process orders. We recommend buying electronic (download) versions of our software for the time being. You can still purchase physical copies, but we won’t send the physical copy until we resume normal work conditions. If you purchase a physical copy, you will still receive an email with a keycode that you can use on the downloadable version from our downloads page
  • Our phone numbers are unavailable for support. If you need phone support, use our contact form with a callback number, or send an email to support@kidasa.com with a callback number
  • Our support and sales email is still functioning as normal. Email support@kidasa.com with any questions about software usage, and sales@kidasa.com with any questions about purchasing

April 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for April 2020

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

Horizontal connector size
I cannot figure out how to size the connectors to fit the height of my task row. I can size the symbols on either end but cannot make the connector fit in the row.

Chart comparison
When I refresh a Milestones schedule from an updated Excel file can I get a report to see the difference between the original file and the updated file.

Scroll-Lock affects arrow keys
I am trying to move symbols to different outlines within the row but holding down shift and then using the arrow to go up or down. This normally works but is not currently working for me.

Change a symbol’s color
How can I change the color of an individual symbol on the schedule?

Change the color of horizontal bars
How can I change the color of an individual bar on the schedule?

Hide the dates on summary lines
When I roll-up all lower-level task bars to the summary line, I would like to hide the symbol dates. Is this possible?

No change or unexpected changes after schedule refresh
Only some of my project tasks are refreshing!

Hyperlinks not working
When I try to launch the symbol hyperlink, the linked Excel file will not open. What is wrong?

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for April 2020

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” 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 2020 Newsletter

Video: Remote Desktop with Milestones Professional

Many of our customers (and also us!) are working remotely due to various local laws or recommendations.
There are a couple things to note when using Milestones Professional remotely, which you can see in this short video.
Just a reminder, our software license does allow Milestones Professional to be installed on a second machine, as long as the same person is using it, in case you want to install Milestones Professional on your home computer.

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

Covid-19 Notice

Due to the Covid-19 virus, KIDASA Software, Inc. is temporarily telecommuting to the office for employee safety. Here are some changes that will be taking place:

  • We will continue to process orders. We recommend buying electronic (download) versions of our software for the time being. You can still purchase physical copies, but we won’t send the physical copy until we resume normal work conditions. If you purchase a physical copy, you will still receive an email with a keycode that you can use on the downloadable version from our downloads page
  • Our phone numbers are unavailable for support. If you need phone support, use our contact form with a callback number, or send an email to support@kidasa.com with a callback number
  • Our support and sales email is still functioning as normal. Email support@kidasa.com with any questions about software usage, and sales@kidasa.com with any questions about purchasing

Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Professional 2019 for only $149 (if you already own any version of Milestones Professional). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Professional 2019” page.

Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019

Click here to Upgrade to Milestones Simplicity 2019 for only $55 (if you already own any version of Milestones Simplicity). To see what has changed, check out our “What’s New in Milestones Simplicity 2019” page.

February 2020 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for February 2020

Percent Complete pie color
When using the Percent Complete SmartColumn, how do you change the color of the pie chart that appears?

Link a Microsoft Project schedule to my Milestones chart
I generated a MS Pro file by hand based on the data in one of my MS Project Files. I just opened MS Pro and begin placing Milestones and Bars in a blank file. The items I placed were based on data within my MS Project File. Is there a way to link the dates on my Milestones Professional schedule to Microsoft Project so I can later update the data in my MS Pro File (the milestones and bars) automatically if the dates in my MS Project File change?

Set Percent Complete for Several Tasks
I really need to set the % complete for individual bars on my schedule. I know I can set them on individual task rows and then roll them up, but frankly I really don’t want to set up an outlined schedule. Is there any way to do this?

Hourly schedules
One of my date headings is set in daily increments. When I add a symbol under a day, it is always set at noon. How can I control where it is set?

Anchor text to a symbol
Is there a way to anchor a freeform text to a symbol?

Remove page breaks
How do I get rid of my page breaks?

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?

Percent complete is different than Microsoft Project
When I import a Project file, the percent complete readings are not the same in Milestones. Why is that?

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