Video: Refresh your Milestones Schedule from MS Project

When your dates change in Project, and your Milestones schedule is linked to project, you have got to update those dates somehow.

In Milestones, that update process is called “Refreshing”. We’ve made a video showing you the process and a few of the options that go with it:

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September 2018 Tips and Tricks

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for September 2018

Apply a template to an existing schedule
When I apply a template to an existing schedule, the symbols and connectors do not look as I expected. What could cause this?

Shift All Dates
I have a schedule which I used last year for a project. I have a project coming up which starts in a couple of months. The project schedule will be close to identical and I would like to start with an exact copy of the schedule I used, but have it start on a future date. Is this possible?

Duplicate activity bar
I have a task in a milestone schedule that somehow has two activity bars on it. I can modify the gray bar which is the one I want, but I am unable to modify/delete the red activity bar underneath. I tried to create another task with only the one activity bar but it created dual activity bars again. Any idea why this is happening and what I can do to fix it?

Change the default save location
I would like to change the default location where charts are saved. How can I do this?

Vertical connections 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?

Symbol text refreshed when no tag on symbol
I’m using Milestones Professional. Many of my symbols include symbol text as part of the symbol text. Some of them do not include the symbol text tag. However, all of the symbols are getting updated, regardless of whether or not they have a tag. What could be happening?

Dependent tasks won’t move
I have vertical links between symbols on different task rows. Why won’t dependent symbols and task bars move when I move the parent task?

Shade every other task row
I want to add a background color to every other line in order to read the schedule more easily.

For these and more, view Tips and Tricks for September 2018

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.