Task Labels for OnePager Pro for Version 7.0
- 1 About Task Labels
- 2 Using the Chart Properties Form to Edit Task Labels
- 2.1 Task Label Format Controls
- 2.2 Smart Text Optimization Feature Controls
- 3 Editing Individual Task Labels in the Chart
- 3.1 Right-Clicking a Task Bar/Milestone Symbol or Task Label
- 3.2 Using the Change Task/Milestone Properties Form’s Task Labels Tab
- 3.3 Editing the Task Label Only
- 4 Related Topic
- 5 Related Link
About Task Labels
Task labels displayed in the OnePager Pro graph are imported from your Microsoft Project source plan’s Name field. At a minimum, the Microsoft Project Name field, along with the task's Start/Finish dates must be imported for OnePager Pro to create and display a chart. Once imported, task labels can be edited globally or manually in the graph. This article covers how to edit task labels.
Using the Chart Properties Form to Edit Task Labels
All task labels can be edited without changing the settings in the Template Properties form by clicking the Chart Properties button on the OnePager Home ribbon tool bar tab in the Settings control group as shown below:
Clicking the Chart Properties button access the Chart Properties form. Navigate to either the Task Bars or Milestones tab as appropriate. On the Task Bars tab, shown below, ensure that the Task Labels checkbox is checked ON:
Clicking the Task Label Properties… button to the right of the Task Labels checkbox accesses the Set Label Properties for as shown here:
There are two (2) control groups in the Set Label Properties form.
- The top three controls in the Set Label Properties form provide Task Label global formatting options which are discussed below.
- The second control group contains all the controls for you to tailor the operations of the Smart Text Optimization feature within OnePager Pro. This feature is also discussed below.
Task Label Format Controls
There are three (3) global task label formatting controls available at the top of the Set Label Properties form.
Task Label Field Selection
The Label field control is a dropdown list containing all imported fields from your Microsoft Project source plan as shown here:
The default setting is the Microsoft Project Name field; however, any available field in the dropdown list shown above can be used to serve the purpose of the task label.
Task Label Font Controls
Clicking the drop down associated with the Label font control accesses the standard OnePager Font properties form shown below:
Once the Font properties form is accessed, you have a variety of task label formatting options available including Font style; task label text color; font size; and options to Bold, Italic, and Underline the task label text.
Task Label Position Controls
The Label position dropdown list provides eleven (11) position options for the placement of the task label with respect to its associated task bar/milestone symbol as shown here:
These Label position options are a subset of the full set of Label Position options available from the thirteen (13) options available using the Label Position dropdown found on the OnePager Home ribbon tool bar’s Position control group shown here:
Smart Text Optimization Feature Controls
The bottom control group in the Set Label Properties form is devoted to the controls for the Smart Text Optimization feature.
The Smart Text Optimization feature is overviewed in the article at: Resolving Task Label Collisions (Portal)
For detailed information on the Smart Text Optimization feature for OnePager Pro, please see the article at: Resolving Task Label Collisions for OnePager Pro
Since the two articles referenced above cover the Smart Text Optimization feature comprehensively, this article focuses on the control group briefly.
Enabling and Disabling the Smart Text Optimization Feature
The control for enabling and disabling the Smart Text Optimization feature is the checkbox titled Enable Smart Labeling for task/milestone labels as shown below:
All OnePager Pro Template Properties forms are distributed with the Enable Smart Labeling for task/milestone labels checkbox checked ON so the feature is enabled in the Template Properties form and in the Chart Properties form when charts are created and updated. At your option, you can disable the Smart Text Optimization feature by unchecking the Enable Smart Labeling for task/milestone labels OFF.
Smart Labeling Settings Control Group
The Smart Labeling Settings control group has four (4) sets of three (3) controls each as shown here:
Each set is called an Escape Path which provides an alternative way to reorient a task label such that it no longer is in collision with another task label, task bar/milestone symbol, or another nearby informational text element.
Escape Path Controls
The three controls in each of the four sets are:
- The Escape Path checkbox which, when checked ON, enables the Escape Path for consideration as a solution to the task label collision situation.
- A limit control specifying the maximum extent to which the Escape Path can be applied. For example, the number 2 in the Wrap text up to Escape Path specifies that the subject task label can only be wrapped up to 2 lines.
- The Priority of the Escape Path from highest to lowest among the four available Escape Paths tells the software which Escape Path to try first, second, and so on.
The default Escape Path is Wrap text up to 2 lines with the highest priority. Escape Paths can be enabled with any available priority ordering.
Re-optimizing After Updates Control
The Re-optimizing After Updates: control at the bottom of the form is specifically to tell OnePager which of three (3) options for re-optimizing task label collisions should be employed when the chart undergoes an UPDATE operation specifically in the Replacement Mode.
For more information on Replacement Mode Work Flows, please see the articles at: Basic Workflows (Portal)
There are three (3) Re-optimizing After Updates: options available are shown here:
The selection of one of the three options tells OnePager how to handle task label collision situations that may arise as a result of updating the chart. These options are:
- Do not re-optimize: When this option is selected, OnePager does not examine the updated chart to look for task label collision situations and does not perform any task label optimization.
- Re-optimize changed tasks: Under this option, OnePager looks at those imported/updated tasks that have changed as a result of the update, examines only the changed tasks, and performs task label collision situation avoidance if collision situations are found for any changed tasks.
- Re-optimize all tasks: Under this option, OnePager looks at all imported/updated tasks whether changed or not, examines all tasks, and performs task label collision situation avoidance if collision situations are found for any imported/changed tasks.
For detailed information on the controls in the Set Label Properties form for Smart Text Optimization, please see the article at: Resolving Task Label Collisions for OnePager Pro
Editing Individual Task Labels in the Chart
There are three (3) methods for accessing the controls for editing individual task labels on individual task bars and milestone symbols:
- You can right-click on any selected task bar/milestone symbol to access the task bar right-click context menu followed by clicking the Format… command.
- You can right-click on the selected task label itself to access the task label right-click context menu followed by clicking the Format… command.
- You can click the Format… button on the OnePager Home ribbon tool bar tab after selecting a task bar/milestone symbol or task label.
Each of these methods is discussed below.
Right-Clicking a Task Bar/Milestone Symbol or Task Label
Accessing the Change Task/Milestone Properties form with this method requires you to right-click on the task bar or milestone symbol or the task label to access the task bar right-click context menu for either.
Right-Clicking on a Task Bar/Milestone Symbol
This action accesses the available commands in the task bar right-click context menu when a task bar is right-clicked as shown below:
If you click the Format… command from the task bar or milestone symbol, the Change Task/Milestone Properties form is accessed at its Format tab as shown here:
Right-Clicking on a Task Label
The Format… command can also be accessed by right-clicking a task bar's name label as shown here:
Accessing the Change Task/Milestone Properties form from the task label, accesses the form at its Task Label tab.
Navigate to the Task Labels tab on the Change Task/Milestones Properties form to make your edits to the selected task labels. The controls in the Change Task/Milestone Properties form's Task Labels tab are discussed below.
Format Button on the OnePager Pro Home Ribbon Tool Bar
The Change Task/Milestone Properties form can also be accessed by clicking the Format… button on the OnePager Pro Home ribbon tool bar tab after you selected one or more task bars/milestone symbols or task labels to edit. The Format… button on the Home ribbon tool bar tab is shown below:
After clicking the Format… button as shown above, the Change Task/Milestone Properties form is accessed at the Format… tab or the Task Labels tab depending on what object was selected. Navigate to the Task Labels tab on the Change Task/Milestones Properties form to make your edits to the selected task labels.
Using the Change Task/Milestone Properties Form’s Task Labels Tab
Using any method to access the Change Task/Milestone Properties form, the Task Labels tab looks like this:
Show Task/Milestone Label
The Show task/milestone label checkbox determines if the selected task label is shown or hidden with respect to its associated task bar/milestone symbol. The default setting for this checkbox is checked ON. Unchecking the checkbox to OFF, hides the selected task label and disables the other controls on the Task Labels tab.
Label Position Options
There are eleven (11) label position options to select from using the Label Position dropdown list as shown below:
Label Font Properties
Clicking the Label Font dropdown menu button access the Font properties form as shown below:
Within the Font properties form are controls for task label font style, color, and size. Additionally, you can set the date text to Bold, Italic, or Underline.
Use Label Defaults
Clicking the Use Label Defaults button in the Task Labels tab of the Change Task/Milestone Properties form resets all format properties of the selected task label or labels back to the settings established in the Chart Properties form. The Use Label Defaults button looks like this:
Editing the Task Label Only
The task label itself can be changed in the graph by right-clicking on the task label to access its right-click context menu as shown here where the Edit task name … command is available:
When the Edit task name … command is clicked, the Edit text form is accesses as shown here:
After typing in your changes to the selected task label, close the Edit text form by clicking the OK button. The updated task label appears in the same position as the old label/text and is considered a task label maverick. Mavericked task labels cannot be reversed, that is, returned to the value imported from the associated Microsoft Project source plan using the Use Label Defaults button discussed above on the Task Labels tab of the Change Task/Milestone Properties form.
OnePager 7.0 provides a control for you to change the response that a left-click on a task bar has by allowing a single left-click on the task bar to select both the task bar and its corresponding task label.
For more information on this feature, please see the section of this article at: Making the Task Bar/Milestone Symbol Left-Click Selection Select Both the Task Bar and Task Label in One Left Click