All you need to know about Date Headings

Date headings .... they appear above the schedule area and there are quite a few to choose from.  End of story.  Right?  Not necessarily!  Learn how to master the date headings and you have mastered a key component of your Milestones schedule.  Read on. Milestones Professional date headings 

 

The straight story, in a nutshell - with references:

    
Date Heading Choices:
 
 
     
 
 
 
Date Headings appear above the schedule area (and other facts) :
    Headings can be above the schedule, below, or both. MORE
       Choose from 35 standard date heading styles, ranging from years (even centuries) to minutes. MORE
    Milestones Professional offers custom headings which extend date heading flexibility.
    Use "Curtains" to extend the date headings into the schedule area and highlight a holiday shutdown or critical schedule period. MORE
    Show a day or month at a time and "scroll" horizontally through your schedule. MORE
    Easily change the font size, style, color and shading of each heading level. MORE
    Milestones software supports dates from the year 100 CE (A.D.) through the year 7000 CE (A.D.) MORE

Choose from 35 standard date heading styles, ranging from years to minutes. 

 
 

            
Up to 4 levels of headings per schedule.
 
 

 

 

How to set the start and end dates for the schedule:

  
  1. Click the Dates tab.
  2. In the Start and End Dates section use the Calendar icons to change the dates.

 

   
 
 

How to set up the Date Headings:

  
  1. Click directly on the headings.
  2. The Toolbar will change to the Selection tab Current Object: Date Heading. All options for headings are now available.
 
 

Choose from a variety of Headings:

  
Numbered and lettered days of the week

 
Calendar years, quarters and months

 

 
Fiscal years, quarters and months

 

 

 

Custom Headings extend flexibility (Milestones Professional):

  • Milestones software supports dates from the year 100 CE (A.D.) through the year 7000 CE (A.D.). For dates outside this range, use custom headings.
 

Headings can be above the schedule, below the schedule (or both):

  
You have the option to place the date headings at the top, the bottom, or both the top and bottom of your schedule. By default, Milestones Professional places the date headings at the top of your schedule.
 
To change the date heading placement:
 
  1. Click directly on the headings.
  2. The Toolbar will change to the Selection tab Current Object: Date Heading
  3. In the Date Headings section check Show at top and/or Show at bottom.
 
The schedule below shows the headings both at the top of the schedule and at the bottom:
  
 

 

Change the appearance of the Date Headings:

 
To color and add special effects to the Date Headings:
 

  
  1. Click directly on the headings.
  2. The Toolbar will change to the Selection tab Current Object: Date Heading. (All options for headings are now available.)
  3.  In the Background section choose a background color for each heading.
  4. In the Effects section choose the fade effect for each heading.
  5. In the Target Color section choose the target color for the fade effect for each heading.
 
Change the font style/size and /or color:
  
 
  1. Click directly on the headings.
  2. The Toolbar will change to the Selection tab Current Object: Date Heading all options for headings are now available.
  3. In the Date Headings section choose the font color, Font type, Font Size for each heading.
 
 

Scroll through your schedule by time period:

You can scroll through your schedule by any number of days so that you have a “sliding” time window.
 
Scroll your schedule
 
 
 
 
  1. Click the Dates tab.
  2. In the Date Range Tools section, choose Shift displayed range backward.**
  3. In the Date Range Tools section choose Shift displayed range forward.**

** Shift+PageUp and Shift+PageDown can be used instead

By default the days to shift is 7
 
Change the days to shift.
  1. Click the Dates tab.
  2. In the Start and End Dates section click the Full Dialog icon
  3. Click the Yearly/Monthly tab.
  4. Under Calendar Range Scrolling, enter a value for Working days to scroll with Shift+PageUp/PageDn.
  5. Enter a number of days.
 

Remove a date heading:

  
  1. Click directly on the headings.
  2. The Toolbar will change to the Selection tab Current Object: Date Heading. 
  3. In the Date Heading section, click the scroll arrow for the date heading you wish to delete.
  4. Choose None.
 
More:

Logarithmic TimeScales

Historical Timeline

View by Time Period

Scheduling down to the Minute