FAQ Project Plan 365

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Is there any equivalent in the Mac Version for Dashboard?
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Please download and install our latest application from our website: https://www.projectplan365.com/download/

What is Dashboard?
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The dashboard aggregates multiple project files (either located on your machine or online) in a virtual master project to help you get a higher-level perspective on your projects. 

It offers the advantage of bringing projects together in order to analyze them, without having to manually insert them as subprojects into a master file expressly created for this purpose. 

The feature is especially useful to observe resources – it is actually a frequent scenario that in overlapping projects considered individually resources are not overallocated, but when considered as a whole, shared resources across multiple projects are assigned to more work than the normal working capacity.

Can Project Plan 365 solve automatically the resource overallocation?
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Project Plan 365 app will not move your task automatically if you have an overallocated resource on two parallel tasks.
The application tells you that you have an overallocated resource by making the entire resource font with red in Resource Sheet view.
In order to solve the overallocation, you need to link the tasks and specify a predecessor.
How do I know due tasks not completed?
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In order to see the tasks that are not completed, please look at %Complete field. All the tasks that have other value than 100 are not completed yet.
How do I export a dashboard project?
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In order to export your dashboard, go to menu File - Import/Export - Export Project - Export Dashboard.
How do I open a dashboard file?
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To open an existing Dashboard file click the Report Tab – Dashboard – Open – Select the dashboard file and make sure it is in XML format and click Open.

I would like to know how to compare 2 projects?


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You can compare two projects by going to menu Report and press on Compare button.A comparison report contains only the differences between the two versions. It is not a consolidation of the two projects.This utility does not compare assignments. It compares tasks and resources only.

What is Remaining Tasks field?


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The Remaining Tasks field shows the total number of scheduled subtasks that remain to be completed for a summary task on a given day. The Remaining Tasks field also shows the total number of scheduled tasks that remain to be completed for a subproject on a given day.

What is Remaining Cumulative Work field?


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The Remaining Cumulative Work fields contain the remaining amount of time scheduled for all resources assigned to tasks, accumulated over time.

What is Remaining Cumulative Actual Work field?


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The Remaining Cumulative Actual Work field contains the work that still needs to be completed on a task or by a resource assigned to a task.

What is Baseline0-10 Remaining Cumulative Work field?


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The Baseline0 through Baseline10 Remaining Cumulative Work fields contain the remaining amount of time scheduled for all resources assigned to tasks, when the baseline was set.

What is Baseline0-10 Remaining Tasks field?


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The Baseline0 through Baseline10 Remaining Tasks fields contain the number of scheduled subtasks that remained to be completed on a given day for a summary task, when the baseline was set. They also contain the number of scheduled tasks that remained to be completed on a given day for a subproject, when the baseline was set.

What is Remaining Actual Tasks field?


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The Remaining Actual Tasks field shows the total number of actual subtasks that remain to be completed for a summary task on a given day. This field also shows the total number of actual tasks that remain to be completed for a subproject on a given day.
Can I create a link between tasks in different subprojects?
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At this moment you can only view an external task created with MS Project.
Can I insert multiple resources on iPad?
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We are sorry, but the multiple selection feature is not available on iOS at this point.
Does the Enterprise license have any geographical restrictions?
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There is no geographical restriction on the Enterprise model. You can use the Enterprise license key on any Windows or Mac device.
Why should I use a password protected file?
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In order to prevent an accidental open of your project, you can add a password to the file. You can open this plan in Project Plan 365 application.
How do I open a password protected project plan?
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To open a password protected project plan is the same as opening in any plan. Select File - Open – Computer/ or Clouds and choose the desired project. Click Open then type the password in Password dialog.
What does the “Compare” functionality do?
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The "Compare" functionality allows reviewing differences between the current version and an earlier or later version of the same project.You can also use this tool to review a current version of a project and one or more projected versions of the same project reflecting different possible scenarios. This may prove useful when evaluating different possible outcomes and potential shortcomings to arise in the future based on the current status.
Custom views created with Project Plan 365 compatible with MS Project?
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Project Plan 365 can save up to 5 Gantt Chart based custom views that are compatible with MS Project.
How to delete a custom view?
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To delete a custom view, Go on File -Organizer – Views tab from views available in current open mpp select desired custom view then press Delete.
How to edit a custom view?
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To edit a created custom view, go to More Views, select desired custom view click on the “Edit” button and change details for your custom view.
How do I create a custom view?
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To create a custom view, go to More Views, click on the “New” button and fill-in the details for your custom view.
How many custom views can I create with Project Plan 365?
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Project Plan 365 supports up to 5 Gantt Chart based custom views.
Why and when to use a custom view?
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A custom view may come in handy when you do not want to modify the standard Gantt Chart by adding customization, alter the table, etc. Think when multiple people work on the same project and they all have different needs and preferences - you just go on and create a custom Gantt Chart that fits your needs and speedup your project analysis process while maintaining the other views clean.