For this schedule makeover, the original letter-sized
(8.5 by 11) schedule will be "up-sized" for printing
on a large format printer (or plotter). Milestones
software makes going back and forth between formats
easy, through the use of templates.
For this schedule makeover example, please UNZIP this
UPSIZE.ZIP (Milestones Professional 2008 or
for this exercise). Remember where you unzip the
files so that you can open them and locate them for
the short exercise below.
Upsize a schedule with a template
Open the original schedule
On the File tab, choose the file Before.mlb.
Upsize the schedule by applying a template
On the file tab, choose the small
to the right of Open a File .
Then, select Personal Template.
Locate the files which you unzipped previously and open the one
In addition to upsizing the schedule size to 36 inches
wide by 24 inches wide, this example illustrates other
ways a schedule can be changed by a template:
"Smartcolumns" have moved. Although
columns with text entered must remain in fixed locations, other columns can
be added or removed as shown. The two columns which previously were
placed on the right (Start date and Finish Date), were moved to the left
side. Two new SmartColumns were added (WBS and Outline Level).
The color of the current date line is
Two curtains were added indicating
holiday periods (Christmas shutdown).