FAQ Project Plan 365

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Does Project Plan 365 utilize iCloud drive for iOS users?
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​Project Plan 365 for iOS has the iCloud Drive feature available.
How to open a .mpp file from iCloud Drive?
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To open a file from iCloud Drive, go to File - Open - iCloud Drive. Browse for the iCloud Drive location where the mpp file resides and then select the file you want to open. Choose the desired mpp file from a recent folder or by using the browse facility. Click the project you want, and then click Open.

What does the "Open iCloud Drive" functionality do?
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The "Open iCloud Drive" functionality allows you to open a .mpp file stored on iCloud Drive service, enabling distributed teams to work in an efficient way.

Does Project Plan 365 utilize iCloud drive for Mac users?
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​Project Plan 365 for Mac has the iCloud Drive feature available.
I have a XML file exported from MS Project. How can I import it?
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To import a XML file go to menu File - Open - Computer. Select your XML file and press OK button.
What is a Sample Project?
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A Sample project is project available by default within Project Plan 365 that has the main purpose of reflecting the functionalities available in the application.

How do I see a sample project?
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To open the provided Sample Project from the app click on File - Open - Sample Project.
What are Recent Files?
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Recent Files are files that have been opened or edited in the recent past.
How do I open the last project I worked on?
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To open a project that has been recently used go to File - Open - Recent Projects.
How do I change the number of files that appear in the recently used files?
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To change the number of files that appear in the list of recently used files click on File - Options - Advanced - click the number of files you want to display.
How to clean recent files list in Project Plan 365?
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To clear the Recent Files list go to menu File - Options - Advanced tab and uncheck the Recently used file list. Then, restart the application.
How to open a file from Web Server using the path in your web application?
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To open a file from other web application, insert the location of your file on the following link:
https://www.projectplan365.com/projectviewernow/tViews.aspx?mppfile=

What does the "Open MPP from other web applications" functionality do?
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The “Open MPP from other web applications” feature allows you to open MS Project files (.MPP) stored in other web applications from other Web Servers.

What does the "Open from SharePoint Task List" functionality do?
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The "Open from SharePoint Task List" functionality allows you to add tasks, assign resources to tasks, update the progress on tasks, and view the task information on bars that are displayed along a timeline in your SharePoint task list.
What is a SharePoint Task List?
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A SharePoint Task List displays a collection of tasks that are part of a project.
If I modify my Task List and press save will it be updated ?
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A Task List can be saved when it is opened and updated just by pressing the "Save" button. Both the Task List and its associated .MPP file in the "Site Assets" directory will be updated.
How do I save a file as SharePoint Task List?
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To save a project to SharePoint Task List click File - Save As - SharePoint - SharePoint Task List. When you select SharePoint Task List you will be asked first to authenticate into your SharePoint site which is stored by the application. If the Office 365 authentication is successful, a dialog will appear asking to enter a name for the new SharePoint Task List.
Can I open a TaskList from SharePoint within the application?
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To open a Task List from SharePoint go to File menu - Open SharePoint - SharePoint Task List. Enter the URL address of the SharePoint Task List in the dialog box. The URL for the Task List can be taken from the browser when accessing the SharePoint Task List.
What is SharePoint?
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SharePoint is a web-based platform and a document management and storage system.

Why am I not able to connect to SharePoint?


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To open project plans from SharePoint you need to first enter the URL address of the Share Point site in File - Account – SharePoint- OK. Go to File – Open – SharePoint – SharePoint Site – click ok or edit the link as desired. A communication with SharePoint site will be established and you will be required to type the user and password in the log window. Once the connection is established, a list of projects available on SharePoint will be displayed, from where you can choose the project you want to access. To open it with the application, click on Open button.

What is SharePoint Online?
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Microsoft SharePoint Online is a collection of cloud and web-based technologies that eases storage, sharing and managing information within an organization.
When I put the URL in the SharePoint option it says 'URL Invalid'.
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To open a file from SharePoint online, please make sure that the URL does not contain the full path to your file you want to open. The URL must be only the link to your SharePoint site.
How do I open a project from SharePoint Online?
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To connect to SharePoint Online you need to go to File - Open - SharePoint, choose SharePoint Site, enter the URL address of the SharePoint site, authenticate with your Microsoft account if not authenticated, select the desired project and click Open.
How to open file from SharePoint 2013 hosted on premise?
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You can not open files from SharePoint 2013 hosted on premise, only .mpp file from SharePoint Online.​

What is OneDrive?
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OneDrive is a cloud storage service that is free for all the owners of a Microsoft account.