Send your Milestones schedule to Microsoft Office Project:
Choose Export to Project
within the Microsoft Project
section of the Connections
Select your task column
Press the Create Microsoft Project Schedule (s)
button. If Microsoft Project is not running on your
computer, Milestones will start it. (Microsoft Project
is required for this operation). Once started,
Milestones will create a new Microsoft Project
schedule. One task will be created for each task on the
Milestones schedule. If the Milestones schedule has
several milestones on a task row, then multiple
sub-tasks will be created in Microsoft Project.
Single milestones will be exported to separated tasks.
However, if the tasks are connected to a dependent
symbol, the interface will assume that this is a typical
Start+Finish combination. Similarly, if a symbol is a
baseline start or baseline finish symbol in Milestones
(as set in the Milestones toolbox), the interface will
export the symbol as a baseline date in Microsoft Project.
This Milestones schedule is unlike any format
possible in Microsoft Project. However, it is possible
to move the schedule information into Project.
This row from the above Milestones
Professional schedule is exported.
Resulting Microsoft Project tasks:
On the Milestones Professional schedule, the IFL's
row contains several milestones. Each is labeled with
symbol text to indicate the milestone name.
When exported, each of the milestones is exported to a
separate Microsoft Project task and the symbol text is
used for the task name. Note that in Milestones ,
there can be up to three rows of symbol text. If
there is more than one row of symbol text found with a
symbol on the Milestones schedule, the symbol text will
be put together so that it is one long string.
If, however, there are several bars on the
Milestones row, like this:
then, the tasks will be exported like this:
Notes about this interface:
If a symbol is a comment symbol or a status symbol (as
designated in the toolbox), it will not be exported.
Best attempts will be made by the export logic to match up
the correct start date with the correct finish date.
However, after you export your schedule you should check it
over to make sure that the results were what you expect.
(This is not an exact process).
If you would like the Milestones chart to be "tagged" for
refresh later, when you update the Microsoft Project
schedule, choose the Tag this schedule for later refresh
The interface has the "smarts" to export a Milestones
Professional master schedule hierarchy. If your
schedule is a Milestones Professional master schedule and
you would like to export the entire hierarchy, choose the
Generate multiple Microsoft Project schedules for this
Master Schedule option.