Glossary of Terms for OnePager Live

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Adornments Elements of a OnePager document such as the header, footer, time axis area(s), title, row labels, swimlane labels, left margin and right margin as shown below:

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Anchored Means the legend will be displayed in the same relative position on all pages of a multi-page project view.

Aspect Ratio The ratio between horizontal and vertical size calculated by OnePager to assure that the project view fits within the output media page.

Baseline Bar A colored, semi-transparent bar that represents the baseline schedule for a task/milestone of the same color in the same swimlane.

BMP Bitmap

CSOM Client Side Object Model. A newer methodology through which OnePager can access Microsoft Project plan data from Microsoft Project Server.

Clip task/milestone labels at graph edges When this checkbox is checked in either the Advanced tab of the PVP form or Template Properties form, OnePager will clip the task/milestone label on the left if rows/swimlanes are displayed and on the right if the task/milestone labels extend beyond the right edge of the graph area.

Comment Box A text filled box attached via a connector to a task/milestone. This box can be edited or can be dragged to a new position by clicking it with a mouse. As a task/milestone moves during a snapshot change, the task/milestone's attached comment boxes move with it.

Conditional Formatting Rules (CFR) A set of rules managed by the Conditional Formatting Rules engine that allows you to specify conditions which, when met, will alter the project view for task/milestone shape, color, fill, font, and borders.

Copy edits to all snapshots (CTAS) Checkbox This checkbox is found on the Advanced tabs of the Project-View Properties (PVP) and Template Properties forms. Its function is to turn on and off the propagation of Maverick changes to tasks/milestones to all snapshots (turned on) or to keep Maverick changes to tasks/milestones in the snapshot in which they were created (turned off).

Copy The Copy button on the Home tab provides three options for copying the project view to the Windows clipboard. These options are

(1) Copy the entire project view as one image,
(2) Copy the last (or current) page only, and
(3) Copy a specific numbered page.

Critical Path A small optional horizontal bar that appears inside and at the top of a Gantt bar, indicating that the extent portion within the Gantt bar is on the critical path. OnePager does not compute the critical path; OnePager displays the critical path extent that is imported from Microsoft Project. OPX does not support the display of critical path information.

Cursor synonym for Time Cursor. The vertical line displayed in the project view that graphically shows the snapshot date.

Curtain A vertical strip of user controlled width that denotes a date interval that crosses all swimlanes.

Date Formats The organization of day, month, year into a single element for the purpose of representing Date Labels within OnePager. For example, 3-Feb-2016 and February 3, 2016 are two of many formats supported by OnePager and are consistent with date formats supported by Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel.

Date Label The optional addition of date information imported from Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel to a task/milestone name.

Deadline An optional symbol that designates a do not go beyond date in a project view as imported from Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel.

Decorations Decorations include the following data driven elements associated with a task/milestone:

(1) Date labels
(2) Percent complete
(3) Baselines
(4) Critical path
(5) Deadlines
(6) Endpoints

Docked Means that the legend will be placed in one of the sixteen (16) positions on the edges and corners of the graph (8 positions) or on the edges and corners of the page (8 positions).

Document Area The entirety of the OnePager document with a specified page width and height and containing the graph area as shown below:

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Document Size This is the overall size of the document, irrespective of page count. The document size may be altered as a result of your actions to, for example, add rows, swimlanes, or change the height of various adornments.

Document Scaling Computed as a function of page fit by OnePager or provided by you. When a document is fit to x by y pages, it is scaled to a percentage of its actual size to fit on a specified number of pages. When you select Automatic X Automatic mode, OnePager computes the output page configuration based on how much you choose to scale the document before putting it onto the pages.

ECF Enterprise Custom Field

EMF Enhanced Meta File (a Microsoft vector graphics format)

Endpoints Up to four optional symbols that can be designated in a project view as imported from Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel. Endpoints are typically used to display very important dates within the extent of a task.

Free-floating When the legend is not docked or anchored, the legend is free-floating for single and multi-page outputs.

Free Floating box a free floating text comment box that is not attached to any task or milestone.

Gantt Bar The task that represents a period of work over a segment of time.

Graph Area or the graph The portion of the OnePager document that contains the tasks and milestones. See Document Area above where the Graphic Area is in the green rectangle.

Hover Box A small, semi-transparent box that appears when you let the mouse cursor hover over a task/milestone. The hover box displays the task/milestone’s short description, its start date, end date and unique task identifier. This is very useful for Gantt bars that are so short that it is difficult to read the text inside. The unique task identifier is the best way to trace a task/milestone back to its data in the Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel plan. The hover box is activated by a checkbox on the 'View tab of the OnePager ribbon.

Horizontal Page Break A page break set by you or calculated by OnePager that divides the document into pages running left and right. The lines showing horizontal page breaks are vertical.

Installation Code The unique code provided with the OnePager software which is submitted by you, the OnePager user, to Chronicle Graphics for the generation of the unique License Key used to activate the OnePager license.

ISO 8601 International Standards Organization 8601: Data elements and interchange formats – Information interchange – Representation of dates and times is an international standard covering the exchange of calendar date and time related data.

JPEG Joint Photographic Expert Group

Labels Text elements that are provided to support the naming of rows, swimlanes, tasks, milestones, time axes, and The Corner.

License Key The unique group of six (6) four (4) digit numbers and letters that are provided by Chronicle Graphics to activate the OnePager software generated from your provided Installation Code.

Maverick Task/Milestone A task/milestone is said to be turned into a Maverick if the task/milestone has one or more of its default properties manually changed (e.g. changing the color of a task to green, when the default or data computer assigned color is red).

Multi-Page Project View A project view that is divided into more than one page where you are setting appropriate page breaks or OnePager is setting page breaks depending on the number of horizontal and vertical pages you determine necessary.

No color A checkbox option in all Color Chooser forms that allows you to eliminate the color inside the selected objects such as:

(1) Tasks/milestones,
(2) Comment boxes,
(3) Free boxes,
(4) Curtains. and,
(5) Task/Milestone Borders.

Normal View Mode The standard view of the OnePager graph upon creating, opening, or updating the OnePager project view which can be edited with the Project View Editor (PVE).

OPC OnePager choices form.

OPP OnePager Pro

OPX OnePager Express

Order The capability that changes the z-Axis position of a graphic element in the project view. Elements can be moved:

(1) Forward or back in the z-Axis direction,
(2) Brought all the way forward toward the viewer, or
(3) Moved to the back away from the viewer.

Page As used in the context of a Multi-Page Project View, a page consists of an entire document area (one page) or portions of an entire document area segmented in accordance with page break control settings.

Page Break View Mode The view of the OnePager graph with the superimposed page breaks and watermark page numbers. Like the Normal View, the Page Break View may be edited.

Page Fitting The process by which you may select to fix the OnePager document to x-horizontal and y-vertical pages. When determined, the document is resized to fit the requested dimensions. The Aspect ratio of the document is not changed.

Page Size The size of each output page in a multi-page situation. You may select the page size from a dropdown menu list of page sizes or you may specify a custom page size.

Percent-Complete Bar A small horizontal bar that appears inside a Gantt bar, indicating what percent of a task is complete. OnePager does not compute percent complete; OnePager displays the percent-complete number that is imported from Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel.

PNG Portable Network Graphics

Print Preview View Mode The non-editable view of the OnePager graph configured as the output will appear when printed or copied to the clipboard.

Project View The collection of tasks/milestones, decorations, row labels, swimlane labels, adornments, and display settings.

PVE Project View Editor The graphical representation of a project view that is the main screen for OnePager and which you use to edit a project view.

Project View Graph or the graph Graphical screen that displays the project view. This screen contains the time cursor, tasks/milestones and all task/milestone decorations.

Project View Name The name of the file you assign to the project view through Microsoft Windows.

PVP Project-View Properties form. The form that supports your ability to edit the project view at the level of rows/swimlanes, tasks and milestones, the legend, multi-page output, headers and footers, comment boxes, event links, and advanced features.

Project View Title The name you give to occupy the title area of the project view

PSI Project Server Interface. A methodology through which OnePager can access Microsoft Project plan data from Microsoft Project Server.

Put at all snapshots The command associated with the right click context menus for comment boxes, free boxes, and curtains that puts the graphic in all snapshots associated with the project view.

Repeat on all pages A checkbox in various tabs of the PVP and Template Properties form that tells OnePager that a repeatable adornment such as the legend, title, row labels, swimlane labels, time axes, headers, and footers are to be repeated on all output pages created in multi-page mode.

Row A horizontal lane that holds tasks/milestones in the graph. Rows can be used to distinguish among different task/milestone groups; different functional groups, etc. Rows can be collected into swimlanes.

Row Label The text area immediately to the left of a task/milestone row that contains text that may be imported from the Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel plan.

Row Stripes A pattern, generated under your control, for creating an alternate colored of background colors in adjacent rows starting at the bottom and continuing to the top row. The row stripes include the row labels if row labels are visible.

Snapshot A version of a set of tasks/milestone of a project. Snapshots capture changes in tasks/milestones over time. When a plan changes, you create a new snapshot for the project and import the new start and finish dates for the tasks/milestones that have changed.

Snapshot Date/Time The date and time on which a snapshot becomes effective for your project. This is equivalent to a reporting date/time.

Snapshot Dependent Means that the value, style, or format of an object (i.e., task or milestone property) may change from one snapshot to another as the underlying project data changes. These properties are snapshot-dependent:

(1) Start Date
(2) Finish Date
(3) Baseline Start
(4) Baseline Finish
(5) %Complete
(6) Critical-Path
(7) Deadline Date
(8) Endpoints
(9) Task/Milestone Color
(10) Task/Milestone Shape
(11) Task/Milestone Height %
(11) Task/Milestone Border
(12) Task/Milestone Label Font Properties

Snapshot Independent Means that an object (i.e., task or milestone property) does not change from one snapshot to another. Most properties of a OnePager objects are snapshot dependent, but properties like task names, task label positions, and row/swimlane configurations are snapshot independent, because they are the same across all snapshot. Note that the rows and swimlanes themselves are snapshot independent. Also, note there is no way to have a different set of rows and swimlanes on one snapshot than you have on all the other snapshots in OnePager.

Swimlane A group of one or more contiguous rows.

Swimlane Label The text area on the far left of swimlane containing text that may be input from the Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel plan.

Swimlane Stripes A pattern, generated under your control, for creating an alternating colored of background colors in swimlanes. The swimlane stripes include the swimlane labels if swimlane labels are visible.

.TAM A file type for saving or sharing project views with other OnePager users.

.TAP A file type for saving or sharing color palettes with other OnePager users.

.TAT A file type for saving or sharing templates with other OnePager users.

Task/Milestone Link aka Event Link An editable connector showing that two tasks/milestones are linked to each other. Typically this shows that one of them depends upon the other in some way. The link can display text that describes the link and can be configured with respect to line thickness, color, and other properties.

Template Properties The OnePager form that supports your ability to pre-establish project view properties at the level of rows/swimlanes, tasks and milestones, the legend, multi-page output, headers and footers, comment boxes, event links, and advanced features. There are many Template Properties form sets distributed with OnePager and you may create new Template Properties forms by either editing an existing distributed Template Properties form or converting an edited project view into a new Template Properties form.

Time Cursor A vertical line whose position indicate the Snapshot date for the snapshot that is being displayed.

Vertical Page Break A page break set by you or calculated by OnePager that divides the document into two or more pages from top to bottom. Note that the page break lines that separate such pages are horizontal lines.

Warm of merging tasks A checkbox found on the PVP and Template Properties form's Advanced tab that provides controls for merging tasks during the project view update process by identifying extra and missing tasks as define below:

(1) Extra tasks Are tasks that are present in the current source but were not present in the original source during an update operation.
(2) Missing tasks Are tasks that were present in the original source but are not present in the current source during an update operation.

Watermark Page Numbers The ghosted page numbers displayed in project view in the Page Break View Mode.

Zebra Stripes A common name for alternating colors applied to rows or swimlanes and their labels. See the Row Stripes and Swimlane Stripes definitions above.