View Modes for Version 6.1
About View Modes On the One Pager Page Layout Tab
In OnePager, you can now select between a total of three view modes:
- (1) Normal View,
- (2) Page Break View, and
- (3) Print Preview.
The Page Layout tab was added to the ribbon to allow you to select between these three view modes and control other features which are explained below.
1) The Normal View mode is what you’re accustom to seeing in the Project View Editor (PVE) window of OnePager. As such, the Normal View displayed in the Page Layout tab is no different from the display in the PVE under any other OnePager tool bar tab.
2) The Page Break View mode displays in the PVE window of the Page Layout tab and shows the entire project view sectioned into pages with the page numbers displayed as watermarks in each section.
3) The Print Preview mode displays in the Page Layout tab's PVE window also but shows each page of the multi-page set with all titles, headers, footers, the time axis, the legend, swimlane labels, text columns, and all decorations created for the project view.
Page Layout Tab
The Page Layout tab looks like this:
Buttons in the View Modes group of the Page Layout tab are discussed below:
Entering the Multi-Page Mode
1) You automatically enters the Multi-Page Mode whenever a change is made on the Page Layout tab or elsewhere (as described above) that causes OnePager to build more than one page for the project view.
2) For example, changing the Height value in the Document Fitting group of the Page Layout tab shown above from 1 to Automatic.
3) As another example, inserting a manual page break is another way to enter the Multi-Page Mode.
4) In a similar fashion, OnePager leaves the Multi-Page Mode if you revert to Document Fitting group settings that call for the width and height to be 1 x 1 or you remove all inserted manual page breaks accomplishing the same 1 x 1 view.
Normal View Mode
1) The default selection is Normal view mode.
2) In this view mode, you can see the entire project view document, even if it spans multiple pages.
3) When in Normal view mode, the selection button on the Page Layout tab is highlighted as shown below:
- a) In addition, the Page Break button is enabled in Normal view mode.
- b) In the Normal view mode, you can edit the project view. Note that page breaks, if any, are not actually visible in this view mode.
- c) If you want to enter manual page breaks by clicking the Page Break button on the Page Layout tab, OnePager automatically switches the view mode from Normal view mode to Page Break view mode.
Page Break View Mode
1) This view mode is similar to the Normal view, except that it superimposes page break lines and page numbers as watermarks on top of the document.
2) The screenshot below shows the same project view with page breaks and page numbers a part of the Page Break view:
3) The granularity of page breaks is determined vertically at the row level and horizontally at the smallest time axis division.
4) Page breaks snaps to the nearest allowed location (horizontally or vertically) as you drags them with the mouse.
5) Pages are numbered from left to right and then from top to bottom.
6) Just like the Normal view mode, all editing controls and capabilities are available in the Page Break view mode.
Print Preview Mode
1) The Print Preview view mode shows each page as it appears in the clipboard, on a printer, or on some other output media.
2) This is the best view mode to see exactly how your project view appears on each page, including viewing repeated elements (e.g. swimlanes, rows, the legend, and time axes, etc.).
3) An example of a Print Preview is shown below for the four page example above:
4) The document is shown in a read-only page-by-page rendering where you have the ability to scroll from one page to the next. You cannot move shapes around in this view mode nor can the legend be moved.
5) Depending on the options selected, various elements of the project view can be repeated across some or all of the pages. The following common page elements can be repeated:
- (1) Swimlane Labels and Text Columns. Repeated as requested for additional horizontal pages. If a vertical page break splits a swimlane, then the swimlane label is repeated for the partial swimlane on the next page below.
- (2) Time axis. Repeated as requested for additional vertical pages. If a horizontal page break splits a larger time axis division (e.g., splitting Q1 between Feb and Mar), then the time axis label is repeated on the next page to the right, provided space exists.
- (3) Page Header. Repeated as requested on each page.
- (4) Page Footer. Repeated as requested on each page.
- (5) Title. Repeated as requested on each page.
- (6) Legend. Repeated as requested on each page. The control for turning on and off the legend is found on the View tab. For more direct control of the visibility of the legend on multiple pages and the placement of the legend within the view or the document please see the article at: The Project View Legend (Portal).
- d) It is at your option to determine what elements are repeated and which are not by using the controls in the Template or the PVP forms.
- e) You can navigate to other OnePager tabs while remaining in the Print Preview mode screen. If any changes are made through the application of controls in other PVE tabs that impact the project view’s size, the Print Preview view is updated accordingly.
- f) OnePager attempts to make the best fit possible over multiple pages for elements such as swimlane labels, text columns, and task names.
- g) Additionally, OnePager attempts to split project view decorations based upon the placement of page breaks. As an example, consider the following project view where a comment box is added at the junction of the four pages as shown below:
Freeze Panes Feature
1) The view is often bordered by a combination of the top time axis, the left swimlane labels and text columns, and the bottom time axis.
2) When the project view is zoomed in, scrolling can cause these useful reference elements to disappear from your screen.
3) The freeze panes feature allows you to retain one or more of these visual reference elements while performing vertical or horizontal scrolling of the project view.
4) The freeze panes feature is only operative in the Normal and Page Break view modes.
5)The controls for the freeze panes feature are contained on the Page Layout tab as shown below:
6) There are three basic options as presented above. Plus there are two additional controls for turning all of the options on or off with a single command. Assuming that all three elements described are displayed in a sample view and that project view was zoomed in, we can illustrate these capabilities from this starting project view position:
- (1) Freeze Top Time Axis. When the top time axis is frozen, any vertical scrolling keeps the top time axis visible as shown above.
- (2) Freeze Text Columns and Swimlane Labels. In a similar fashion, if the freeze text columns and swimlane labels command was selected and the project view is scrolled to the right, the text columns and swimlane labels sections of the project view remains visible as shown above.
- (3) Freeze Bottom Time Axis. Selecting the Freeze Bottom time axis command makes the bottom time axis visible as shown below:
- (4) Freeze All. The Freeze All command turns on all freeze pane options on which is illustrated below (Note: In the project view above both the top and bottom time axes are turned on and visible. Only the top time axis would be subject to freeze frame if only the user designates that only the top time axis is to be displayed):
7) In the above project view, the top and bottom time axes remain visible along with the swimlane labels regardless of how the view is scrolled up/down or left/right.
8) The Freeze None option turns off all frozen elements.
9) You can navigate to other view modes after configuring the freeze pane options to your requirements. For example, going from the Freeze Pane button to the Page Break button reveals the following:
10) The project view is fully editable in the Page Break view mode and all scrolling conforms to whatever freeze pane options are in effect.
11) When you click in a frozen text column or swimlane label, nothing happens. But if you double-click, OnePager scrolls to a scroll position where the label is no longer frozen so that you can now select the text column or swimlane label, edit it, hide the text column or swimlane, or add an text column or swimlane.
12) If you select the Print Preview mode with the freeze pane options used above, you see the output as it looks regardless of freezing, zooming factor, or view scrolling.
- a) Some controls on the Page Layout tab are disabled in the Print Preview mode.
- b) For example, the Page Break button on the tab is disabled because you cannot add a manual page break in the Print Preview mode.
- c) Likewise, the Freeze Panes button is disabled. The Print preview for a four (4) page example is shown below: