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WBS Chart Pro

User's Guide

Critical Tools, Inc. 2010

WBS Chart Pro

Table of Contents
Overview of WBS Chart Pro What is WBS Chart Pro? What is a WBS chart? Installation and Configuration System Requirements Installing on a Local PC Installing on a Network Configuring Microsoft Project Configuring a Network Version of MS Project Using WBS Chart Pro Terminology and Basic Concepts Creating a New WBS chart Adding New Tasks Entering Information Scheduling Transferring a WBS chart to PERT Chart EXPERT Transferring a WBS chart to Microsoft Project Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project Tips when using WBS Chart Pro with MS Project Copying, Moving & Repositioning Tasks Displaying Fields in Task Boxes Saving WBS charts Opening WBS Charts Printing Fields in WBS Chart Pro Reference (by Menu) File Menu New Open Close Save Save As Save As Picture Save As Web Pages Page Layouts Page Layouts (Edit) Page Setup Print Print Preview Unlink Properties Most Recently Used Files (1,2,3,4) Exit Edit Menu Undo Redo
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Overview of WBS Chart Pro


What is WBS Chart Pro?
WBS Chart Pro is a Windows-based project management software applic ation that is used to create and display projects using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) chart.

WBS Chart Pro can be used for project planning


As a planning tool, you can use WBS Chart Pro to quickly sketch a projec t plan on the sc reen using a Top-Down approach. Define Phases (Summary Tasks) and Subtasks with a c lick of the mouse. Double-click a task to add sc hedule information like Duration, Start Date, Finish Date, Cost, Work, etc WBS Chart Pro automatically rolls up the core task data to each summary level of the projec t. WBS charts can be displayed in many different styles and c olors. An example of a WBS chart is shown below:

Plans created in WBS Chart Pro can be maintained and managed separately, or transferred to Microsoft Project or any program that can read the MPX Microsoft Project file form at.

WBS Chart Pro can be used with Microsoft Project


WBS Chart Pro can be used to generate WBS charts directly from existing Microsoft Projec t files. WBS Chart Pro uses the Outline created in Microsoft Project to generate a hierarchical view of the data. A WBS toolbar button is installed into Microsoft Project for easy transfer of data. As you organize and change your project in Microsoft Project using the outlining features, a WBS chart of that data is only a button away. When you create a WBS chart of an existing Microsoft Project plan, all c hanges made in the WBS chart are immediately reflected in the Microsoft Project plan. You can add/delete/reorganize/update your Microsoft Project plan using the WBS c hart. WBS Chart Pro contains a seamless integration with Microsoft Project to exchange data between the two programs. Additionally, WBS charts can be created first in WBS Chart Pro and then transferred direc tly to Microsoft Project. When a WBS chart is transferred to Microsoft Project, all of the task and resource information entered into the WBS chart is automatically transferred to Mic rosoft Project where additional sc heduling can be performed.

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What is a WBS chart?


A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) chart is a way of organizing a project into varying levels of detail using a hierarchical diagram. The traditional Work Breakdown Structure chart displays varying levels of detail starting with the highest or broadest at the top. Then, each phase or component of the project is defined at subsequent levels until the appropriate level of detail is achieved. WBS codes are used to label and identify the different levels of the hierarchy. Usually, the highest level summary is labeled 1, the second level 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, the third level 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, and so on. The following diagram is an example of WBS codes.

In Microsoft Project, this effect is achieved by creating Sum mary Tasks or "Indenting" Tasks in the Gantt chart to show the different levels of detail in a project. By creating a Sum mary Task you are specifying that the summary is a higher level than the tasks below it. Inform ation is rolled up to this summary level.

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Installation and Configuration


System Requirements
WBS Chart Pro is a Windows based project planning software application. WBS Chart Pro can be used as a standalone project planning tool or as an add-on to Microsoft Project.

WBS Chart Pro system requirements:


Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 5 MB free disk space Runs on all major Networks

WBS Chart Pro is compatible, and integrates seamlessly, with the following versions of Microsoft Project:
Microsoft Project 98 Microsoft Project 2000 Microsoft Project 2002 Microsoft Project 2003 Microsoft Project 2007 Microsoft Project 2010 If you are using a version of Microsoft Project later than the ones listed above, go to our website at www.criticaltools.com for information on newer versions of WBS Chart Pro. WBS Chart Pro does not require Microsoft Project.

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Installing on a Local PC
WBS Chart Pro can be used as a standalone project planning tool or it can be used with Microsoft Project. To use WBS Chart Pro as a standalone software application if you do not have Microsoft Project, run Setup and select " Do not Modify Microsoft Project " when prompted. Once installed, WBS Chart Pro can be started by selecting the Start Menu-Program s-WBS Chart Pro or by double-clicking on the WBS Chart Pro shortcut on your desktop if you chose to add this. To install WBS Chart Pro and configure WBS Chart Pro to work with Mic rosoft Project, run Setup and select " Modify Microsoft Project " when prompted. Once installed with the Microsoft Project option, you can start WBS Chart Pro by itself using the above-m entioned techniques or you can start Microsoft Project and select the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button within Microsoft Project to create a WBS chart of the current Microsoft Project plan. There is no difference between the above two installations other than the fact that a WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button is installed into Microsoft Project if you choose the second option. You do not need Microsoft Project to run WBS Chart Pro. If you have installed the demo version of WBS Chart Pro and have a Produc t ID, you can turn the demo into the full version using this ID. To activate the full version go to the Help-About WBS Chart Pro menu, select Register and enter the Produc t ID. See also: Configuring MS Project for use with WBS Chart Pro Installing on a Network

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Installing WBS Chart Pro on a Network


WBS Chart Pro Licensing for Network Use WBS Chart Pro utilizes named user licensing and not concurrent user network licensing. This means that each user who accesses WBS Chart Pro on a network m ust have a license. For example, if you have 10 people who need to use the version of WBS Chart Pro on your network you must have a 10 User Network License. User licenses can be transferred. If a user no longer accesses WBS Chart Pro on the network they can be replaced by another user. Installing WBS Chart Pro on your Network 1. 2. 3. Install WBS Chart Pro into a directory on the Network. Enter the Product ID when prompted during setup. Assign each user, up to the total number of licenses purchased, access to the Network directory where WBS Chart Pro was installed. The first time each user starts the program it will be in Demo mode until the Product ID is entered. To enter the Product ID, start WBS Chart Pro, go to the Help-About WBS Chart Pro menu, select Register and enter the Product ID provided.

Configuring the Network version of Microsoft Project for use with WBS Chart Pro If you wish to use WBS Chart Pro with a network installation of Microsoft Project, refer to the Help topic Configuring a Network Version of MS Project for WBS Chart Pro

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Configuring Microsoft Project


Configuring Project 98 thru Project 2007 The following are instructions for configuring Microsoft Project 98 through Project 2007. Instructions for configuring Project 2010 follow these instructions. WBS Chart Pro can be accessed from within Microsoft Project through the use of a Toolbar button.

The WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button within Microsoft Project With the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button you can open a Microsoft Project plan and clic k this button to create a WBS chart of the current plan in Microsoft Project. During WBS Chart Pro Setup you are prompted to install this Toolbar button. If you chose to do this and you see the button when you start Microsoft Project then you are ready to create WBS charts of your Microsoft Project plans and can proceed to the Help topic, " Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project plans". If you do not see the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button in Microsoft Project, check the following: 1. Are you using Microsoft Project installed on a network? If so, there may not be suffic ient rights (Read/Write Permission) to modify Microsoft Projec t on the network. Therefore, the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button will not be saved as part of Microsoft Project. See Configuring a Network Version of MS Project for WBS Chart Pro for more information. 2. During WBS Chart Pro Setup, did you select " Modify Microsoft Project " when prompted to install the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button into Microsoft Project? If not, start WBS Chart Pro and select Tools-Microsoft Project-Setup to m odify Microsoft Project. 3. If you still do not see the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button within Microsoft Projec t, try manually installing the Toolbar button into Microsoft Projec t as desc ribed below. Manually installing the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button into Microsoft Project: 1. Start Microsoft Project. 2. Go to Tools-Options-Security. If you see the option on the bottom of this form that says " Allow loading files with legacy or non default file formats ", select it. If not, go to step #3. 3. Click the Macro Security... button. Set it to Medium and click OK and OK again. 4. Choose the File menu and select Open. 5. Open the Folder where you installed WBS Chart Pro (the default is C:\Program Files\WBS Chart Pro). 6. Open the SETUP file for the appropriate version of Microsoft Projec t: SETUPWBS41.mpp if you are using Microsoft Project 4.1. SETUPWBS98.mpp if you are using Microsoft Project 98. SETUPWBS2000.mpp if you are using Project 2000. SETUPWBS2002.mpp if you are using Project 2002. SETUPWBS2003.mpp if you are using Project 2003. page 11

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SETUPWBS2007.mpp if you are using Project 2007. These Setup files contain macros that are automatically run when opened (choose to Enable Macros if you receive a message). These macros install the appropriate items into Microsoft Project to configure it to work with WBS Chart Pro. After opening the SETUP file from within Microsoft Project, does the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button appear? If so, click it to see if it takes you to the WBS Chart Pro program . Then, close WBS Chart Pro to return to Microsoft Project. Upon returning to Microsoft Project, close Microsoft Project and reopen it to see if the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button is still there. If the WBS Chart Pro Toolbar does not appear when you restart Microsoft Project then there is a problem saving information to the GLOBAL.MPT file. The Global.m pt file is a Microsoft Projec t file and you should obtain the rights (Read/Write Perm ission) to modify and save the Global.mpt file. If you do not have rights to modify the Global.mpt file then you c an temporarily configure Microsoft Project for use with WBS Chart Pro. This means that you can copy the necessary items into Microsoft Project each tim e you use WBS Chart Pro. To do this, start Microsoft Project and then start WBS Chart Pro. In WBS Chart Pro choose Tools-Microsoft Project-Setup-OK. This copies the necessary Tables, Views, Macros and Toolbar button into Microsoft Project. These items will remain there until Microsoft Project is closed. You will need to repeat this the next time you want to use WBS Chart Pro with Microsoft Project. Technical Explanation of how Microsoft Project is configured for WBS Chart Pro When Microsoft Project is configured for use with WBS Chart Pro, several item s are copied to Microsoft Project and stored in the GLOBAL.MPT file. The GLOBAL.MPT file is a Mic rosoft Project file that is used to store things like Macros, Tables, Views, Toolbar Buttons, etc. Microsoft Project installs this file into the same directory with the other Mic rosoft Project program files. When installing WBS Chart Pro, you need Read/Write acc ess to the GLOBAL.MPT file for the WBS Chart Pro-specific items to be saved as part of Microsoft Project. If you are running Microsoft Project on a local computer, you probably have suffic ient Read/Write access to the GLOBAL.MPT file on the loc al computer and configuring should not be a problem. If you are running Microsoft Project on a network then the GLOBAL.MPT m ay be locked (made Read-Only), along with the rest of the Mic rosoft Project program files, and you will need to follow the instructions for configuring Microsoft Project on a network, see Configuring a Network Version of MS Project for WBS Chart Pro. When you configure WBS Chart Pro to work with Microsoft Project the following item s are installed into the GLOBAL.MPT file:

A WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button this starts the Macro used to exchange data between
Microsoft Project and WBS Chart Pro.

GotoWBSChartPro Macro this macro initiates the process of exc hanging data between
Microsoft Project and WBS Chart Pro.

A View (beginning with the words Critical Tools), ensurse a consistent view of the data. A Filter (beginning with Critical Tools), ensures the proper tasks are exchanged. Several Tables (each beginning with the words Critical Tools), used to extrac t the
Microsoft Project fields in the correct order. In order for WBS Chart Pro to seamlessly exchange data with Microsoft Projec t, all of the above items need to be present in Microsoft Project to perform the necessary operations.

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Note: Do not modify any of the above item s as this may prevent WBS Chart Pro from properly exchanging data with Microsoft Project.

Configuring Microsoft Project 2010 To configure WBS Chart Pro to work with Project 2010, during Setup, c hoose to Modify Microsoft Project to add the item s needed to integrate WBS with Project 2010. Setup will c opy the Tables, Views, Filters and Macro needed for WBS Chart Pro to integrate with Projec t 2010. Configuring Project 2010 during Setup does not add a button to the Ribbon in Project 2010. You need to do this manually. To add a Tab and Button to the Ribbon in Projec t 2010: 1. Start Project 2010, right click on the Ribbon and select "Customize the Ribbon..." 2. Click a Tab in the Main Tabs section in the right column and select the New Tab button. Click this New Tab, c lick Rename to name this tab to som ething like "Critical Tools" and click OK. 3. In the left column, click the "Choose commands from" drop down list and selec t Macros. 4. Select New Group in the right column. 5. Click the GotoWBSChartPro macro in the left c olumn and then click the Add>> button to copy this to the New Group *. 6. Click New Group and Rename if you wish to rename this group.

* - If you don't see the GotoWBSChartPro macro after running Setup and c hoosing to Modify Project 2010 then do this: 1. Open Project 2010, go to File-Options-Trust Center-Trust Center Settings and select "Enable All Macros". 2. Open the file called SetupWBS2010.mpp . This file is located in the C:\Programs Files\WBS Chart Pro folder by default. 3. Repeat the steps above and if you see the Macros you can close the Setup file without saving.

See also: Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project plans

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Configuring a Network Version of MS Project


When Microsoft Project is configured for use with WBS Chart Pro, several item s are copied into Microsoft Project and stored in the GLOBAL.MPT file. The GLOBAL.MPT file is a Mic rosoft Project file that is used to store things like Macros, Tables, Views, Toolbar Buttons, etc. Microsoft Project installs this file into the same directory with other Mic rosoft Project program files. When you configure WBS Chart Pro to work with Microsoft Project, the following item s are installed into the GLOBAL.MPT file of Microsoft Project:

A WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button this starts the Macro used to exchange data
between Microsoft Project and WBS Chart Pro.

GotoWBSChartPro Macro this macro initiates the process of exchanging data between
Microsoft Project and WBS Chart Pro.

A View (beginning with the words Critical Tools), ensures a consistent view of the data. A Filter (beginning with Critical Tools), ensures the proper tasks are exc hanged. Several Tables (each beginning with the words Critical Tools), used to extrac t the
Microsoft Project fields in the correct order. WBS Chart Pro requires that the above items are installed into Microsoft Project to allow a seamless integration between the two programs. If you have Microsoft Project installed on a network there may not be suffic ient rights (Read/Write Permission) to modify the GLOBAL.MPT file. If this is the case and if you wish to use your Network version of Microsoft Project with WBS Chart Pro, you have three options for doing this. They are: 1. Copy the necessary items into Microsoft Project each tim e you use WBS Chart Pro. To do this, start Microsoft Project and then start WBS Chart Pro. In WBS Chart Pro choose Tools-Microsoft Project-Setup-OK . This copies the necessary Tables, Views, Macros and Toolbar button into Microsoft Project. These item s will remain there until Microsoft Project is closed. 2. Obtain temporary Read/Write access to the GLOBAL.MPT file on the network, run WBS Chart Pro Setup and answer Yes to the prompt to modify Microsoft Project. This adds a WBS Chart Pro Toolbar button to the network installation of Microsoft Projec t. This Toolbar button can access either a Network version or a loc ally installed version of WBS Chart Pro. The disadvantage to this procedure is that everyone who uses the version of Microsoft Project on the network will see this WBS Chart Pro button, but they m ay not have access to the WBS Chart Pro program. 3. Create a copy of the GLOBAL.MPT file and store it on your local com puter. This way, Microsoft Project can be run from the network, but all custom settings (Views, Tables, Macros, Reports, Toolbars, etc) will be stored on the local com puter. You can then instruct Microsoft Project to use the GLOBAL.MPT on your local com puter instead of using the one on the network. To do this, copy the GLOBAL.MPT file from the network to a loc al drive and directory and make this directory the Working Directory (also called the Start In directory in some operating systems). To make a local directory the Working Directory (or Start In directory), modify the icon that you use to start Microsoft Project. If this is in your Start menu then you will need to go to the Start Menu, select Settings-Task Bar-Start Menu Programs-Advanced, locate the icon used to start Microsoft Project, Right-Click with the mouse and display the Properties. If you use an ic on on your desktop, Right-Click this icon. Then, enter the Drive and Path to the direc tory where you page 14

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c opied the GLOBAL.MPT file. For example:

This is the Properties dialog for Microsoft Project 2007. Mic rosoft Project will be run from wherever it is installed but the Start in directory is pointing to C:\Project 2007. If there is a GLOBAL.MPT in this directory, Microsoft Project will use this one instead of the one on the Network.

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Using WBS Chart Pro


Terminology and Basic Concepts
Creating the WBS chart In WBS Chart Pro, you create items in your WBS chart by clicking the Insert New Task buttons on the Toolbar. They look like this:

The Insert Left, Insert Right, Insert Above and Insert Below toolbar buttons See also: Adding New Tasks

Summary Tasks and Tasks As you create the WBS chart you place certain tasks under other tasks to represent that one is a subordinate of another. In WBS Chart Pro, any task with at least one task beneath it is referred to as a Summary Task . Any task without a subordinate is simply called a Task. WBS Chart Pro automatically recognizes whether an item is a Summary Task or a Task. In fact, if you delete or move all of the subordinate item s of a Summary Task it will bec ome a Task. You can perform certain actions on just the Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart and other actions on just the Tasks in the chart. For exam ple, you can display only the Summary Tasks in the WBS chart to show all of the major phases of your project (select the Show Only Summary Tasks button). Or, you c an remove the box and shadow from all Tasks in the c hart (select the Format-Borders menu). WBS Chart Pro automatically rolls up the core task data to eac h Summary Task of the project. This means that eac h Summary Task will summarize the task information below it all the way up to the top of the WBS chart. The fields that are rolled up include the cost, work, start and finish dates, and other schedule data. Additionally, you can define custom fields and other data fields to be rolled up in the Tools-Rollup dialog box.

Entering Information To enter the name of a Summary Task or Task select that box and type. To enter additional information for the Summary Task or Task, double-clic k it. See also: Entering Information

Views A View is a defined collection of formatting options for displaying a WBS chart. There are several predefined Views in WBS Chart Pro from which to c hoose, and you c an toggle through these Views until you find one that displays the chart in the way you prefer.

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The current View is displayed in the window on the toolbar. Use the Next View (right arrow) and Previous View (left arrow) buttons on the View bar to toggle to different Views. To modify a View, simply display that View and c hoose the many formatting options in the Format menu. See also: Views

Arranging Tasks under Summary Tasks Summary Tasks control how the items below them are arranged. Tasks c an be arranged under a Summary Task horizontally like this:

Or, vertically list this:

Summary Tasks may also have other Summary Tasks under them along with the subtasks, like this:

This arrangement of Tasks and Summary Tasks lists all items below a Summary Task horizontally. An arrangement would be to list subordinate item s vertically. However, if you were to list everything vertic ally, it would look like this:

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Listing Summary Tasks and tasks vertically makes for a very tall chart. For this reason, WBS Chart Pro uses a special style called the WBS Chart Style. The WBS Style lists all Tasks under a Summary Task vertically but all other Sum mary Tasks are listed horizontally. The WBS Chart Style looks like this:

The arrangement of items below Summary Tasks is set Chart-Wide using the Form at-Chart menu. You can also individually change the way a Summary Task arranges its subordinates by selecting a Summary Task and choosing one of the Arrangem ent toolbar buttons. They look like this:

See also: Chart

For information on creating a new chart, see: Creating a New WBS chart For information on creating a WBS chart from Microsoft Projec t, see: Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project plans

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Creating a New WBS chart


Here are the basic steps to creating a new* WBS chart using WBS Chart Pro: 1. Open WBS Chart Pro (a New chart is created for you to begin planning). See also New Click the Insert Task buttons Adding New Tasks with your mouse to add tasks. See also

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Type to enter a Name for the task. See also Entering Information Double-click to enter additional information about that task. See also Entering Information Change Views to display the WBS chart differently. See also Views Click and Drag to rearrange tasks. See also Moving & Repositioning Tasks Print your WBS chart. See also Printing Save your WBS chart. See also Saving WBS charts

These are only the basic steps for creating a WBS chart. There are m any additional options available for working with WBS charts. For more ways to use WBS Chart Pro, see the other topics under the Using WBS Chart Pro section of Help. * To create a WBS chart from an existing Microsoft Project plan, see the Help topic Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project plans

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Adding New Tasks


To add tasks in a WBS chart, use the Insert Task toolbar buttons to add a task to the left, right, above or below the selected task.

The Insert Left, Insert Right, Insert Above and Insert Below toolbar buttons Here are some tips for adding tasks in WBS Chart Pro:

If there are no other tasks in the WBS chart or if you are only displaying the Projec t Summary Task then you can only add a task below by using the button.

Depending on the orientation of tasks in the WBS chart, the Insert Task buttons plac e tasks in different positions relative to the currently selected task.

For example:

With tasks listed left to right, if you select Task 2 and choose Insert Task Left

the new task will be added to the left of Task 2.

With tasks listed vertically, selecting Task 2 and choosing Insert Task Left

inserts the new task as a Summary Task to Task 2.

In this second example, if you want to place a task above or below Task 2 you would select Insert Task Above (the Up arrow) or Insert Task Below (the Down arrow).

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You can also Right-Click on a Task and choose one of the Insert com mands. You can also Click and Drag to create tasks but to do this you m ust turn this option On. Select the Switch Drag Mode toolbar button (the mouse toolbar button) to c hange from Click and Drag to Move Tasks to Click and Drag to Create Tasks mode. Click the Mouse toolbar button again to switch back to Click and Drag to Move Tasks mode.

The Mouse toolbar button

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Entering Information
There are two ways to enter information for a task in the WBS chart. One is to enter the task information directly into the task box by selecting the task on the sc reen and typing the information directly. The other way to enter inform ation is by using the Task Inform ation dialog box. Double-clicking on a task brings up the Task Information dialog box. Both options are discussed below: Entering Information using the Task box on the screen You can enter information about a Task by selecting a task on the screen and typing information directly into the selected field for that task. The inform ation you can enter is dependent on which fields are currently displayed on the sc reen. For example, with the WBS chart below, only the Task Nam e is displayed so you c an only change the Name of the task directly on the screen:

However, with this WBS chart, there are many fields displayed in the c hart. Click the field you wish to change and type in the new inform ation.

The Edit bar displays the contents of the current field being edited. Click the c heckmark to accept the field (or press Enter) or click the X to reject the data entered into the field (or press Esc).

The Edit toolbar

Tips:

If the task box selected on the screen contains m ultiple fields you can use the Tab key to
move around the different fields.

When you select a field in a Task box, select the Edit bar (or press F2) to m odify existing
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text for that field.

To display WBS charts containing different arrangements of fields, try switc hing Views
using the Next View and Previous View buttons at the top of the screen. For m ore information on changing Views, see Views

To add/delete or modify the fields that are currently displayed in the Task boxes, selec t
the Format menu and choose Summary Boxes or Task Boxes. Entering Information using the Task Information Dialog Box The Task Information dialog box is found by double-clicking a task, by selec ting a task and clicking on the Task Information toolbar button, or by selecting a task and the Edit-Task Information menu item.

The Task Information toolbar button The Task Information dialog box allows you to enter data for the selected Task or Sum mary Task as shown below:

Type information into the various fields and c lick OK when finished. For more information on how to use this form, see Task Information For information on how WBS Chart Pro performs scheduling see Scheduling

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Scheduling
WBS Chart Pro schedules tasks based on the information you enter. It uses the Project Start Date (or Project Finish Date when sc heduling from the Project Finish), Duration, Dependencies and Constraints to calculate when each task m ust Start and Finish. WBS Chart Pro also calculates the Critical Path. Below is an explanation of how tasks are sc heduled. Tasks are scheduled based on the following: By Project Start Date If a task does not have a dependency, a Constraint Date or an Actual Start then the task is scheduled to start on the Project Start Date and its finish is determined by the Duration of the task. By Duration Each tasks finish date is determined by the Start Date plus the Duration you enter, taking into account the Calendar (working and non-working days, hours per day, etc.). By Dependencies If a task has a dependency but does not have a Constraint Date or Actual Start then the task is scheduled based on the dependency. By Constraint Date If a task has a Constraint Date then it schedules the task based on the Constraint Date and Constraint Type. By Actual Start/Finish If a task has an Actual Start or Actual Finish it is scheduled based on these dates. Each of these concepts is explained below: Project Start Date and Project Finish Date The Project Start Date in WBS Chart Pro is more than just the date on which the project starts. The Project Start Date is used to define the Start date for all tasks that do not have dependencies, Constraint Dates or an Actual Start. By default, the Project Start Date is set to the current date when you open a New file. To change the Project Start Date use the Properties form: 1. Select the Tools-Chart Settings m enu. 2. Select Schedule from Project Start date . 3. Enter a date into the Project Start date in the field.

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To schedule from the Finish of the project, deselect the Schedule from Project Start date option and enter a date into the Project Finish date. Duration The duration is the amount of time it takes to complete a task. Duration for a task c an be entered in Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, or Months. Duration c an be entered into the Duration field of the Task Information dialog box using the following format: M = Minutes H = Hours D = Days W = Weeks MO = Months For example, for a 10 day task you can enter 10d in the duration field, a 2 week task would be 2w. When scheduling from the start of the project (check the option Schedule from Project Start Date under Tools-Chart Settings), the duration is used to calculate the Finish date of a task. When scheduling from the finish of the project (deselec t the option Schedule from Project Start Date under Tools-Chart Settings), the duration is used to calculate the Start date of a task. Note: The above duration units take into ac c ount the Calendar (Working and Non-Working Time). By default, WBS Chart Pro provides a standard 5 day workweek, 8 hour workday calendar. The duration you enter will work within this c alendar, and as you c hange this page 25

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calendar your schedule will change accordingly. For example, if a task starts on Wednesday morning and you enter a duration of 5 Days then the task will Finish on the following Tuesday evening (5 working days from Wednesday). Durations can also be entered in Elapsed Days. Elapsed days override the c alendar, and are scheduled based on a 24 hour day, 7 days a week with no non-working days. Elapsed duration units are defined by entering an E prior to the Duration unit for exam ple, 12eh for 12 Elapsed Hours or 5ed for 5 Elapsed Days. A duration of 5 Elapsed Days from Wednesday would make the finish of a task occur on Sunday evening. To enter the Duration: 1. or 2. Double-click the task and type the Duration into the Duration field of the Task Inform ation form. If the Duration field is displayed in the Task boxes on the sc reen, click in this field and type the Duration.

Dependencies A dependency is a relationship between tasks specifying that one task depends on the start or finish of another task before it can start or finish. When planning projec ts, many tasks must happen in a certain order. Creating dependencies between tasks or linking tasks together defines this order. For example, a dependency may specify that a partic ular task must finish before another can start, or that one task can only start after another has worked for 5 days, etc. When you have a dependency between two tasks, the first task in the chain is called the Predecessor and the second is the Successor . The successor depends on the predecessor. WBS Chart Pro establishes dependencies between tasks using the Predecessor or Suc cessor fields of the Task Information Dialog. The corresponding Task ID numbers are entered into these fields. If you are creating your WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan, all of the c urrent dependency information will be automatically included. Note that WBS Chart Pro does not graphically depict dependencies in a WBS chart. For a graphical way to create and display dependenc ies, use PERT Chart Expert, available from Critical Tools. Using PERT Chart EXPERT, you can click and drag to create dependenc ies and data can be seamlessly transferred between PERT Chart EXPERT and WBS Chart Pro. There are several different types of dependencies. The m ost common type of dependency is the Finish to Start dependency. This means that one task must Finish before the next one Starts. To create a Finish to Start dependency in WBS Chart Pro: 1. 2. Double-click on a task to display the Task Information form and then select the Custom tab. Select the Predecessor or Successor field and enter the Task ID of the Predecessor or Successor to this task. If the Predecessor or Successor field is not displayed then select Add Field to add it to the list of fields displayed. If you enter in the Task ID of the Successor then the ID of the Predecessor is automatically filled for the Successors Task Information, and vice versa. Click OK.

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There are several types of dependencies that you can create between tasks. Each of the dependency types is described below: Finish to Start (FS) One task must finish before the next one starts. Start to Start (SS) One task cannot start until the other task has started. Finish to Finish (FF) One task cannot finish until the other task is finished. Start to Finish (SF) One task cannot finish until another has started. The default dependency type is a Finish to Start. When you enter the ID of a Predecessor or Successor task you do not need to specify the FS to denote Finish to Start. However, if you want a SS, FF or SF dependency you must specify this along with the Predecessor or Successor ID. For example, entering 10SS into the Predecessor field for a task would mean that there is a Start to Start dependency from Task with ID 10 to this task. Lag Most tasks in a project start immediately after one has finished but occ asionally you may need to enter a delay. When there is an amount of time that must transpire before the sec ond task must occur you can use a lag for this. A lag is the amount of time that the second task m ust wait after the first task starts or finishes. A Finish to Start dependency with a 5 day lag means that the successor task cannot start until 5 days after the predecessor task has finished. As an exam ple, lets say you want to link Task A (ID# 1) to Task B (ID# 2) with the following dependenc ies (enter the information in parentheses into the Predecessor field of Task B): Finish to Start with a 5 day lag (1FS+ 5d) Task B cannot start until 5 days after Task A finishes. Start to Start with a 5 day lag (1SS+5d) Task B cannot start until 5 days after Task A page 27

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starts. Finish to Finish with a 5 day lag (1FF+ 5d) Task B cannot finish until 5 days after Task A finishes. Finish to Start with a 5 day lag (1FS-5d) Task B starts 5 days before the finish of Task A. Finish to Start with a 50% lag (1FS-50%) Task B starts halfway from the finish of Task A. Constraint Dates A Constraint Date is a specific date that you assign to a task. Along with this date is a Constraint Type that determines how the date is used (Must Start On, Must Finish On, Start no Earlier Than, etc.). There are several different types of constraints; all require that you enter a date except As Soon As Possible and As Late as Possible. To display the Constraint Date and Constraint Type for a task, double-click the task to display the Task Information form. Constraint Type The Constraint Type field allows you to enter the type of constraint. Choose from one of the following: As Soon As Possible Schedules the task to happen as soon as possible based on the dependencies that precede the task, the task s duration and the project start date. The As Soon As Possible constraint does not actually constrain a task to a particular date. Set the Constraint Type to As Soon As Possible if you no longer wish to have a Constraint Date associated with a task. It will then be scheduled based on the dependencies. As Late as Possible Schedules the task to happen as late as possible based on the dependencies that follow the task, the task s duration and the project finish date. The As Late As Possible constraint does not actually constrain a task to a particular date. Finish No Earlier Than Schedules the task to finish no earlier than the date spec ified in the Constraint Date field. Finish No Later Than Schedules the task to finish no later than the date specified in the Constraint Date field. Must Finish On Schedules the task to finish on the date specified in the Constraint Date field. Must Start On Schedules the task to start on the date specified in the Constraint Date field. Start No Earlier Than Schedules the task to start no earlier than the date specified in the Constraint Date field. Start No Later Than Schedules the task to start no later than the date specified in the Constraint Date field. Constraint Date The constraint date is used along with the Constraint Type for scheduling tasks. The As Soon As Possible and As Late As Possible constraint types do not use a Constraint Date, thus allowing the task to be scheduled based on the dependencies associated with a task.

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Note: To remove a date constraint assign the As Soon As Possible constraint to a task. This will remove the Constraint Date and allow the task to schedule based on the dependenc ies. Actual Start and Actual Finish Entering an Actual Start and/or Actual Finish into the Task Information form on the Custom tab will schedule the task on the specified date, overriding any of the above sc heduling options used.

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Transferring a WBS chart to PERT Chart EXPERT


PERT Chart EXPERT, another product from Critical Tools, allows you to plan and display projects using a Dependency Diagram (Network Diagram). This type of c hart displays the tasks in your project and the dependencies between these tasks. You can seam lessly transfer projects from WBS Chart Pro to PERT Chart EXPERT and vic e versa. To transfer the current WBS chart to PERT Chart EXPERT, select the Goto PERT Chart EXPERT toolbar button.

The Goto Pert Chart EXPERT toolbar button When you transfer a WBS chart to PERT Chart EXPERT your WBS chart is saved to the PERT Chart EXPERT format (a .PCE file) and then im mediately opened in PERT Chart EXPERT. All of your project data and WBS formatting will be contained in the new PERT Chart EXPERT file. To create a WBS chart file again press the Goto WBS Chart Pro button in PERT Chart EXPERT to transfer it back to WBS Chart Pro. The Goto PERT Chart EXPERT button is not available (grayed out) if:

You do not have PERT Chart EXPERT. You do not have a version of PERT Chart EXPERT that works with WBS Chart Pro. You m ust have PERT Chart EXPERT version 2.0 or greater for this to work. Select the Help-About menu to see which version you have. Contact Critical Tools to obtain a version of PERT Chart EXPERT that works with WBS Chart Pro. See Contacting Critical Tools You are working with a WBS Chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project file. To create a PERT Chart from a linked file, first go to Microsoft Project using the Goto Project toolbar button, then from within Microsoft Project use the Goto Pert Chart EXPERT toolbar button. Linked files require that you go to Microsoft Project first when switching between WBS Chart Pro and PERT Chart EXPERT, since all of your project data is stored within Microsoft Projec t.

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Transferring a WBS chart to Microsoft Project


You can use WBS Chart Pro to create your projects first with a WBS chart, and then transfer these charts to Microsoft Project for further scheduling. If you create a new WBS chart in WBS Chart Pro, configure this chart and save this chart, it is considered a standalone WBS chart. This means that the WBS chart file is a self-contained file with all of the data and formatting options within this file. In WBS Chart Pro you can enter various fields of information about the tasks in your project including name, duration, start, finish, plus m uch more. Certain task information is rolled up to each summary level of the WBS chart (go to the Tools-Rollup m enu to further define whic h fields get rolled up). You c an also perform simple scheduling in WBS Chart Pro. For more elaborate scheduling, resource management, etc, you can transfer the WBS chart to Mic rosoft Project. To transfer the current WBS chart to Microsoft Project, select the G oto Project toolbar button.

The Goto Project toolbar button Transferring a standalone WBS chart to Microsoft Project means that the data that exists in the WBS chart will be transferred from the WBS chart and placed into a Mic rosoft Project plan. The WBS chart then becomes linked to this Microsoft Project plan. You are prompted to save the Microsoft Project plan and you must enter a filename for this Microsoft Projec t plan to continue transferring the WBS chart to Microsoft Project. You will then have two files; the Microsoft Project file containing the data (information like names, start dates, finish dates, costs, etc.), and the WBS chart file containing the form atting options that are WBS chart-specific (such as custom colors, box placement, etc.). After transferring the data to Microsoft Project, the next tim e you open the WBS chart it not only opens the WBS chart with all the formatting but also opens the c orresponding Microsoft Project file to which it is now linked. You can also open the Microsoft Project plan first and select the Goto WBS Chart Pro button to open the saved WBS chart corresponding to the Microsoft Project plan.

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Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project


To create a WBS chart from an existing Microsoft Project plan: 1. 2. Start Microsoft Project and open the desired Microsoft Project plan. Click the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button*.

The WBS Chart Pro toolbar button WBS Chart Pro is started and the current project plan from Microsoft Project is displayed in a WBS chart. When you create a WBS chart from an existing Microsoft Project plan, the WBS c hart is dynamically linked to this Microsoft Project plan. If you add, modify or delete tasks in the WBS chart, this information is immediately sent to Microsoft Projec t. Tip: When a WBS chart is dynamically linked to a Microsoft Project plan the word LINKED appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Saving a WBS chart linked to a Microsoft Project plan After modifying the linked WBS chart, when it comes time to save and c lose your WBS chart it helps to remember that the data is stored in Microsoft Project (a .MPP file) and the WBS c hart formatting is stored in the WBS c hart file (a .WBS file). When you save a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan, it saves both the WBS chart file (.WBS) and the corresponding Microsoft Project plan (.MPP). The saved WBS chart contains the formatting of the chart, and a link to the Microsoft Project plan where the data is stored. To save the WBS chart, select the File m enu and choose Save (or Save As). Specify a filename and click OK. Opening a WBS chart linked to a Microsoft Project plan There are two ways to open a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan. They are: 1. From within Microsoft Project, click the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button. If you have previously created a WBS chart from this Microsoft Project plan and saved the WBS c hart, it will remember this and automatically open this chart for you to c ontinue working. If it does not open the previously saved WBS chart, see the Note below. 2. From within WBS Chart Pro, if you open the WBS chart (*.WBS file) that is linked to the Microsoft Project plan it will automatically open Microsoft Projec t and the c orresponding Microsoft Project plan. Note: If you rename or move a Microsoft Project plan that is linked to a WBS c hart, Microsoft Project may not be able to locate the WBS chart the next tim e you try to load the WBS chart from the Microsoft Project plan. If you move or rename a Microsoft Project that is linked to a particular WBS chart file, perform the following to relink the MS Projec t plan to the WBS c hart file: 1. Open WBS Chart Pro.

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Select File-Open. Click on the WBS chart file (the .WBS file) that was linked to the Microsoft Project plan. Select Link to another datasource and click Open. Locate the Microsoft Project plan and select Open.

When you save the WBS chart it will remember the new name and location of the Mic rosoft Project to which it is linked. *If you do not see the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button in Microsoft Project, see the help topic Configuring MS Project for use with WBS Chart Pro If you want to create a WBS chart and Unlink it from the Microsoft Project plan see the topic Unlink

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Tips when using WBS Chart Pro with MS Project


When you create a WBS chart from an existing Microsoft Project plan you must remember that you are dynamically linked to this plan and any changes m ade in the WBS c hart are immediately reflected in Microsoft Project. If you add or delete tasks in the WBS c hart, these tasks are immediately added or deleted in Microsoft Project. A WBS chart created from an existing Microsoft Project can be saved but this does not save the data into the .wbs file. All project data is still maintained in Microsoft Projec t. Saving a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan only saves the link and any WBS chart-specific items that cannot be saved in Microsoft Project like box placem ent, custom box colors and formatting options for the WBS c hart. If you create a WBS chart from an existing Microsoft Project plan and you do not want this WBS chart to be dynamically linked to the corresponding Microsoft Projec t plan then you c an save the WBS chart as a standalone WBS chart. This will unlink the WBS chart from the Microsoft Project plan and save all of the data to the WBS chart file. Once you save as a standalone chart, this WBS chart cannot be linked back to the original Mic rosoft Project plan from which it was created. You can only use this standalone WBS chart to create a new Microsoft Project plan. See also Saving WBS charts

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Copying, Moving & Repositioning Tasks


Tasks in the WBS chart can be rearranged by Copying, Moving, or Repositioning them . You can move or copy a task or set of tasks from one part of the WBS chart and Paste to another area in the WBS chart. This changes the structure of your WBS chart. You can achieve this by clicking and dragging a task(s) or by selecting the appropriate Cut/Copy and Paste commands from the Edit menu. The Cut/Copy and Paste actions are disc ussed in more detail below. You can also rearrange a WBS chart by repositioning a task or set of tasks on the chart. This does not change the structure of the WBS chart, it only places boxes in different areas for customized viewing. You can reposition tasks in the WBS c hart by clicking on the appropriate edge of a box and dragging it to a new position on the c hart. The differences between the two procedures are dem onstrated in the following examples:

Cut or Copy involves placing the task in a different part of the WBS chart thus c hanging the structure.

Using Cut or Copy with the above chart

Task 2 can be Cut and Pasted below Task 3

or Task 2 can be Copied and Pasted below Task 3.

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Repositioning means to move a task

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When working with an unlinked (standalone) WBS Chart you may select a single task, summary task or multiple tasks to be Cut and Copied. WBS Charts that are linked to a Microsoft Project Plan are restricted to Copy and Cut actions on a single task or a single summary task only. Performing a Cut or Copy ac tion on a summary task also includes all of the subtasks under the summary task in the action as well. There are several ways to Cut and Copy tasks:

Edit menu Select a summary task or task by clicking on it, choose the Edit menu and choose Cut or Copy (or use Ctrl-X, or Ctrl-C). To Paste the task(s), select another task, choose the Edit menu and choose Paste Before (or Ctrl-V) to paste the left of the selected task, Paste After to paste to the right of the selected task, or Paste Subtask to paste as a subtask to the selected task. Right-Click Place your cursor on a summary task or task and c lick the Right Mouse button. This will display a menu allowing you to choose to Cut or Copy the selected task.

Right-Click Menu

Right-Click and Drag Place your cursor on a summary task or task, click the Right Mouse button, Drag and place it over the destination task box. This displays the following menu, prompting you to Move or Copy the selected Task relative to the destination task (before, after, or as a subtask). You also have the option of copying the Custom Box Settings from one task box to another. The Custom Box Settings define the box style and color. Note: In order to perform this Drag operation the mouse cursor must be in Drag to Move Task mode. To change mouse cursor modes, click on the mouse toolbar button.

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Right-Click and Drag Menu

Left-Click and Drag Place the cursor on a summary task or task, click the Left Mouse button, Drag and place over another summary task or task. This will Cut the selected summary task or task and place it relative to the destination task based on the red directional arrow. Drag the cut task over the destination task until you see the desired arrow direction (down, right or left arrow). Note: In order to perform this Drag operation the mouse cursor must be in Drag to Move Task mode. To change mouse cursor modes, click on the mouse toolbar button.

Left-Click and Drag Directional Arrow

Repositioning Tasks in WBS Chart Pro You can click and drag the edge of a task box to reposition it. This allows you to place a summary task or task onto another area of the chart without changing the structure of the chart. To reposition a summary task or task in the WBS chart, position the m ouse over the edge of the box in order to get the up-down arrow or left-right arrow, then:

Click and Drag on the top or bottom edge of a Summary Task or Task box to m ove its position up or down in the chart. Click and Drag on the left or right edge of a Summary Task or Task box to m ove its position left or right in the chart. Note: Summary tasks and tasks are repositioned relative to other tasks around them by increasing/decreasing the distances to these other tasks. Therefore, som e tasks cannot be repositioned since there may not be an appropriate task to reposition relative to.

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Displaying Fields in Task Boxes


You can display a variety of fields in the Summary Task and Task boxes suc h as name, cost, start, finish, etc. If you are using Microsoft Project, all Microsoft Project Task fields, except the Notes field, can be displayed in the Summary Task and Task boxes on the sc reen. For example, you could simply have the Name field displayed in the boxes like this:

Or, you could display the Start and Finish dates for all Tasks in your c hart like this:

Or, you could display Start and Finish dates for the Sum mary Tasks in the Chart and Resource Names for all the Tasks in the c hart, like this:

The number of fields and arrangement of fields within a box is c ompletely configurable. There are no limits to the numbers of fields you can place in a box. You c an even place fields outside of a box. Many of the Views in WBS Chart Pro contain different arrangements of fields in the boxes. Try switching Views using the Next View and Previous View toolbar buttons to see these. The fields within Summary Task boxes and Task boxes are configured separately. Sinc e the same technique is used to modify the fields within both Sum mary Task and Task Boxes they are covered in one Help Topic. For more information on how to c onfigure the fields within Summary Task and Task Boxes see Task Boxes

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Saving WBS charts


To save a WBS chart: 1. 2. 3. Choose File-Save (or File-Save As). Select a location to save the file and enter a nam e for this file in the filename field. Make sure the Save as type option is set to WBS Chart and click OK to save this file.

WBS chart files created in WBS Chart Pro have an extension of .WBS. A WBS chart is either saved standalone or linked to a datasource (such as a Microsoft Project plan, an MPX file or a Text file). Saving a WBS chart (standalone) Saving a standalone WBS chart saves all of the project data, box colors, views and form atting options into a single file. This is what happens when you open WBS Chart Pro, c reate a WBS chart and save the WBS chart. If you only use WBS Chart Pro to create your WBS charts then your charts are always saved standalone and this WBS file is a completely self-c ontained file. Saving a WBS chart (linked) Saving a WBS chart that is linked to a datasource saves all of the WBS chart form atting into the WBS file but the data remains in the datasource. For example, if you are using WBS Chart Pro with Microsoft Project and you c reate a WBS chart of a Microsoft Project plan, the data is saved in Microsoft Project but the WBS chart formatting is saved in the WBS file. The WBS file is then linked to this Microsoft Project plan. The data that you see in the WBS chart is not actually in WBS Chart Pro but a reflec tion of what is maintained in Microsoft Project. If you make changes to this data in WBS Chart Pro such as adding new tasks, moving tasks or deleting tasks, this is ac tually being done dynamically in Microsoft Project. When you save and close a linked WBS chart and then re-open this WBS c hart file, it also opens the Microsoft Project plan to which it is linked. Note: When you Save a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan this also saves the plan in Microsoft Project.

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Opening WBS Charts


Opening a standalone WBS Chart To open a standalone WBS chart, choose the File-Open m enu and locate the appropriate WBS Chart file. Select the WBS chart file and choose Open. Opening a WBS chart linked to a Microsoft Project plan There are two ways to open a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan: 1. From within Microsoft Project, click the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button. If you have previously created a WBS chart from this Microsoft Project plan and saved the WBS chart, it will remember this and automatically open this chart for you to continue working. If it does not open the previously saved WBS chart, see the Note below. From within WBS Chart Pro, if you open the WBS chart (*.WBS file) that is linked to the Microsoft Project plan it will automatically open Microsoft Project and the corresponding Microsoft Project plan.

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Note: If you rename or move a Microsoft Project plan that is linked to a WBS c hart file it may not be able to locate this WBS chart file the next tim e you to create a WBS chart from the Microsoft Project plan. If you move or rename a Microsoft Project plan that is linked to a particular WBS chart file, perform the following to link this new MS Project plan to the WBS chart file: 1. 2. 3. 4. Open WBS Chart Pro. Select File-Open. Select the WBS chart file (*.WBS) that was linked to the Microsoft Project plan. Check "Link to another datasource" and click Open.

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Locate the MS Project plan and select Open.

When you save the WBS chart it will remember the name and location of the new Mic rosoft Project to which it is linked.

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Printing
Here is the recommended process for printing your WBS charts: 1. Select a View In the WBS chart, before you print or select Print Preview you should select a View that contains the form atting that you want. You can change Views and select one you like or change Views until you find one that is similar to the one you want and modify it. To change Views, select the Next View toolbar button in the upper right c orner of the screen.

Select the Next View button (the right arrow) to change Views For more information on selecting and modifying Views see Views 2. Select Print Preview Selecting Print Preview is the quickest way to see how your WBS chart will be printed before you send the WBS chart to the printer. Select the Print Preview toolbar button or select Print Preview from the File menu.

The Print Preview toolbar button The WBS chart and surrounding data on the printout displayed in Print Preview are based on several configurable options. They are: a) Summary Info Your WBS chart may display fields of information around the c hart like Title, Manager, or Company. This information can be entered from within Print Preview. Select the Summary Info button to enter information about your project that can also appear in the WBS chart printout. To see how these fields are arranged on the page, see the section below on Page Layout. For m ore information on Properties, see Properties b) The Current Printer and Paper Size Select the Page Setup button (from within Print Preview) to see what size paper and other print options are currently set. You can change some basic settings for the printout in the Page Setup dialog box like Scaling, Paper Size, Margins, etc. To change or modify settings for the printer, selec t the Printer button from within Page Setup. For m ore information on using the Page Setup dialog box, see Page Setup c) The Page Layout In Print Preview you may notice a border around the WBS c hart, perhaps page numbers and maybe even data fields around the WBS c hart. Page Layout determines the general layout of the WBS chart on the page. Each View in the WBS chart uses a specific Page Layout. In the Page Setup dialog box the Page Layout field displays the current Page Layout being used. To see how a different Page Layout would look with your WBS chart, select a different Page Layout from the list and c lick the Preview button to return to Print Preview. You can also modify an existing Page Layout by selecting the Edit button in Page Setup. If you want to modify a Page Layout, use the Page Setup dialog to select one that is close to what you are looking for and then choose the Edit button with that Page Layout listed in the Page Layout field. For m ore information on using Page Layouts, see Page Layouts

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The Page Setup dialog box 3. Print the WBS chart When you are satisfied with the current WBS c hart displayed in Print Preview, press the Print button to send the WBS chart to the printer.

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Fields in WBS Chart Pro


There are many different data fields in WBS Chart Pro for entering inform ation into, including fields like Name, Duration, Start, Finish, Cost, Work, etc. These fields are sim ilar to the Task fields found in Microsoft Project. Note: When used with Microsoft Project, WBS Chart Pro does not use all of the Microsoft Project fields. WBS Chart Pro accesses most of the data in Microsoft Project s Task Table but does not access certain Resource and Resource Assignment data from Microsoft Project. Some fields are specific to the different versions of Microsoft Project that are supported by WBS Chart Pro. If you were to use a field in WBS Chart Pro that is not supported by the version of Microsoft Project that you are using then this inform ation would be stored in the WBS chart file since it cannot be transferred to Microsoft Project. Tip: You can rename any field in WBS Chart Pro using the Field Names option in the Tools menu. This will permanently rename that field in WBS Chart Pro so that the new nam e appears in all forms, dialog boxes and printouts. For exam ple, you could rename the Flag 1 field to Engineering Dept, the Flag 2 field to Sales Dept and so on.

Fields used in WBS Chart Pro


Below is a brief description of each of the task fields supported in WBS Chart Pro. % Complete Percentage of the tasks duration that has been completed. % Work Complete Percentage of the tasks work that has been completed. Actual Cost Cost of actual work performed to date by all resources on a task, plus any fixed costs. Actual Duration The span of actual working time for a task so far, based on the scheduled duration and current remaining work or completion percentage. Actual Finish The date and time a task actually finished. Actual Overtime Cost Cost for overtime work already performed on a task by all assigned resources. Actual Overtime Work The actual amount of overtime work already performed by all resources assigned to a task. Actual Start - The date and time a task actually started. Actual Work The amount of work that has already been done by the resourc es assigned to the task. ACWP Cost of actual work performed to date on the project, plus any fixed costs. Assignment A field calculated by MS Project to indicate if an item is an assignment. The Assignment field for tasks is always No. Assignment Delay The amount of time a resource is to wait before starting work on an assignment. Assignment Units The percentage or number that represents the assigned resourc es allocation to a task. page 45

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Baseline Cost The total planned costs for a task before any costs have been incurred. Baseline Duration The planned duration time for a task to c omplete. Baseline Finish The planned completion date for a task. Baseline Start The planned start date for a task. Baseline Work The planned amount of work to be performed by all resources for a task. BCWP The budgeted cost of work performed, also known as earned value. Refers to the value of the work completed. BCWS The budgeted cost of work scheduled is the planned c ompletion percentage multiplied by the planned cost. Confirmed Indicates whether all resources assigned to a task have accepted the task assignment. Constraint Date The specific date associated with certain constraint types, such as Must Start On, Must Finish On, Start No Earlier Than, Start No Later Than, Finish No Earlier Than, and Finish No Later Than. Constraint Type The type of constraint applied when scheduling a task (As Soon As Possible, As Late As Possible, Must Start On, Must Finish On, Start No Earlier Than, Start No Later Than, Finish No Earlier Than, and Finish No Later Than). Contact The name of the contact person for a task. Cost The cost for a task based on the work performed by all resources assigned to the task, as well as fixed costs. Cost1-10 Cost fields 1-10 can be used to show any custom cost information for a task. Cost Rate Table The cost rate table to use for the resources assigned to a task. Cost Variance - The difference between the baseline cost and total cost for a task. Created The date and time when a task was added to the project. Critical Indicates if a task is on the critical path. CV The earned value cost variance shows the difference between the planned costs (baseline costs), and the current cost based on actual costs to date along with the rem aining estimated costs (scheduled costs). The difference between these two values produces either a positive (over budget) or negative (under budget) cost varianc e. Date1-10 Date fields 1-10 show any custom date information for a task. Deadline A target date specifying when you want a task to com plete. Delay The amount of time to delay a task. Duration The amount of time to complete a task. Duration1-10 Duration Fields 1-10 can be used to show any custom duration information for a task. Duration Variance The variation between the planned (baseline) duration of a task and the current estimated task duration, based on the work c ompleted to date and the rem aining work to be performed. page 46

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Early Finish The earliest date that a task could possibly finish, based on the task s predecessors, successors and other constraints. Early Start The earliest date that a task could possibly begin, based on the task s predecessors, successors and other constraints. Effort Driven Indicates whether the scheduling for the task is effort driven. External Task A task that is linked from an external project into the current projec t. Finish The date and time a task is scheduled to complete. Finish1-10 - Finish fields 1-10 show any custom finish information for a task. Finish Variance The time difference between a tasks baseline finish date and its c urrent finish date. Fixed Cost A cost that does not increase or decrease based on the am ount of time a resource works on a task. Fixed Cost Accrual How and when fixed costs are to be charged, or accrued to the cost of the task (start, prorated, or end). Flag1-20 - Flag fields 1-10 are Yes/No flags that show any custom information for a task. Free Slack The amount of time a task can slip before it delays another task. Hide Bar A Microsoft Project Yes/No field indicating whether the Gantt bars and Calendar bars are hidden. Hyperlink The title for a hyperlink associated with a task. Hyperlink Address The address for a hyperlink associated with a task. Hyperlink Href The concatenation of the Hyperlink Address and the Hyperlink Subaddress fields associated with a task. Hyperlink SubAddress The specific location within a Hyperlink page associated with a task. ID The identification number assigned to a task. This is not a static number, and may change with the sequence of the task within the schedule. Late Finish The latest date that a task m ay finish without delaying the finish of the project. Late Start The latest date that a task m ay start without delaying the finish of the project. Level Assignments Indicates whether the resource leveling function c an delay and split resource assignments within a task in order to resolve overalloc ations. Leveling can Split - Indicates whether the resource leveling function can split resourc e assignments on remaining work for the task. Linked Fields Indicates whether there is a task linked to this task. Marked A Yes/No field for information. Milestone Indicates whether a task is a milestone. If a task has a duration of zero it is a milestone. Name The name of the task.

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Number1-20 - Number fields 1-20 show any c ustom numeric information for a task. Objects The number of objects attached to a task. Outline Level The level number of the task in the outline hierarc hy. Outline Number - The outline number of the task in the hierarc hy. Overallocated Indicates whether any of the resources assigned to the task are assigned beyond the normal working capacity. Overtime Cost - The total overtime cost for a task. Overtime Work The total overtime work for a task. Predecessors The ID number of the task that precedes this task. It is the task that this task depends on before it can start or finish. Preleveled Finish The finish date of the task before resource leveling was done. Preleveled Start The start date of the task before resource leveling was done. Priority The level of importance assigned to a task. This priority is used when determ ining delays and splits during resource leveling. Project The name of the project to which the task belongs. Recurring A task that is repeated during the life of a project. Regular Work The total amount of nonovertime work scheduled to be performed by all resources assigned to the task. Remaining Cost The remaining scheduled cost of a task that will be incurred at the tasks c ompletion. Remaining Duration The remaining scheduled amount of time required to complete the task. Remaining Overtime Cost The remaining scheduled overtime expense for the task. Remaining Overtime Work The remaining scheduled amount of overtime required to complete the task by all assigned resourc es. Remaining Work - The remaining scheduled amount work to be performed on a task by all assigned resources. Resource Group The list of resource groups to which the resources assigned to a task belong. Resource Initials The abbreviations for the names of the resources assigned to a task. Resource Names The names of all the resources assigned to a task. Response Pending An MS Project field indicating whether an answer has been rec eived from the resources assigned to a task. Resume The date the remaining portion of a task is scheduled to resume after a new value is entered for the % complete field. Resume No Earlier Than - The earliest date the remaining portion of a task is scheduled to resume after a new value is entered for the % c omplete field. page 48

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Rollup Indicates whether subtask values are rolled up and sum marized in a summary task. Start - The date and time that a task is scheduled to begin. Start1-10 - Start fields 1-20 show any custom start date information for a task. Start Variance The time variance between a tasks baseline start date and its currently scheduled start date. Stop The date of the actual end of a portion of a task. Typically used in conjunction with resume. SubProject The name of a project inserted into the current project. Subproject Read Only Indicates whether the subproject is read-only. Successors The task ID numbers of the dependent tasks scheduled to begin after the start or finish of this task. Summary Indicates whether a task is a Sum mary Task. SV The earned value schedule variance shows the difference in cost term s between the current progress and the baseline plan of the task (SV = BCWP-BCWS). TeamStatus Pending An MS Project indicator whether an answer has been rec eived from assigned resources. Text1-30 - Text fields 1-30 show any custom text information for a task. Total Slack The amount of time a task can be delayed without delaying the projec t finish date. Type Affects the work, resource assignment units, and duration c alculations (Fixed Work, Fixed Units, Fixed Duration). Unique ID The unique identification number of a task. Unique ID Predecessors The unique identification numbers of the predec essor tasks. Unique ID Successors The unique identification number of the successor tasks. Update Needed Indicates whether an update message should be sent to the assigned resources for the task. WBS - The work breakdown structure code that represents the task position within the hierarchical structure of the project. WBS Predecessors The WBS identification numbers of the predecessor tasks. WBS Successors The WBS identification numbers of the successor tasks. Work The total amount of time scheduled on a task by all assigned resources. Work Contour Determines how work for an assignment is distributed ac ross the duration of the assignment. Work Variance The difference between a tasks baseline work and the currently scheduled work.

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File Menu
New (File Menu)
Displays a blank screen for creating a new WBS c hart. To create your first task, click the Insert Task Below toolbar button (the down arrow button). To add subsequent tasks, click on a task in the WBS chart and select one of the Insert Task toolbar buttons (the left/right/up or down arrow buttons). See also Creating a New WBS chart

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Displays the File Open dialog box to open a previously saved file.

Look in - Displays a list of folders and drives where files are stored. File Name - Type the file name of the file you wish to open or select the file from the list of files in the window. Files of type - Choose the type of file to list and open. The types of files that can be opened in WBS Chart Pro are as follows: WBS Charts Lists all WBS Chart Pro files (.WBS extension) and allows you to open a chart that has been previously saved. A WBS file m ay be Standalone or Linked. If you select a WBS file from the list and the Desc ription field is empty then this file is a Standalone WBS chart. A Standalone WBS chart file contains all data and form atting in one file. If the WBS chart is linked then the Description field displays a reference to an external datasource. A Linked WBS Chart stores only form atting information in the WBS chart file with a reference to a datasource where the data is stored (such as a Microsoft Project plan). If you open a WBS file that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan, it will start Mic rosoft Project, open the referenced plan and display the WBS chart of that data. PERT Charts Lists all PERT Chart EXPERT files (.PCE extension) and allows you to open a chart created in PERT Chart EXPERT in WBS Chart Pro. WBS Views Lists all WBS Chart Pro Views (.WBV extension) and allows you to m erge Views into the current WBS chart. WBS Page Layouts Lists all WBS Chart Pro Page Layouts (.WBP extension) and allows you to merge Page Layouts into the current WBS c hart.

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Microsoft Project Plans (mpp) Lists all Microsoft Project files (.MPP extension). If you open a Microsoft Project Plan in WBS Chart Pro it opens this MPP file in MS Projec t (starting MS Project if necessary) and creates a WBS chart of this MS Project plan. MPX Lists all MPX files (.MPX extension) and allows you to create a WBS c hart from the MPX file format. The MPX file format is a text-based version of a Microsoft Projec t plan. Many applications including other project management software programs can save to this file format thus allowing you to create WBS charts from these programs by opening the MPX file. Text Lists all Text files (.TXT extension) and allows you to create a WBS chart from a Text file. The text file must be a c omma-delimited file, with the first line of the file defining whic h fields are in the file and the subsequent lines defining the tasks. The Outline Level field m ust be included since this is the field WBS Chart Pro uses to create the Struc ture. An example of a .txt file is shown below: Name,Duration,Start,Finish,Outline level Task 1,3 days,11/5/03,11/13/03,1 Task 2,3 days,11/5/03,11/8/03,2 Task 3,2 days,11/5/03,11/7/03,2 Task 4,1 days,11/5/03,11/7/03,2 Task 5,1 days,11/5/03,11/6/03,3 Task 6,1 days,11/5/03,11/6/03,3 The text above would produce the following WBS c hart:

Description - If the selected WBS chart is linked to an external datasource (like Mic rosoft Project) then this field displays the file it is linked to and the loc ation of this file. Link to another datasource If the current WBS chart is linked to a specific datasource and you need to link this to another datasource then select this option before you open the WBS chart. When selected, you are prompted to pick a new datasource before opening the WBS chart. The WBS chart then becom es linked to this new datasource. This option is useful when you have renamed or moved the datasourc e and allows a linked WBS chart to find its datasource.

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Close (File Menu)


Closes the current WBS chart. You are prompted to save the WBS chart if changes have been made to the WBS chart since it was opened.

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Saves the current WBS chart to the sam e file name. If the WBS chart file has never been saved it will prompt you for a file name. To save the current file to a different file name, use the Save As c ommand. For a complete explanation on Saving WBS charts, see the help topic Saving WBS charts

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Save As (File Menu)


Displays the Save As dialog box and allows you to confirm saving the c urrent WBS chart to the same file name or allows you to save the file to a different file nam e. To save the file to another file name, type this new name into the File name field. To save a chart to its existing name and folder, click Save. To save a WBS chart to the sam e file name and avoid this dialog box, use the Save command.

Save in - Displays a list of folders and drives where files are stored. File name - Type a file name for the WBS chart. You do not have to include the .WBS extension as long as the Save as type field displays WBS Chart . Save as type - Choose the type of file to save the current WBS chart to. The types of files that can be saved in WBS Chart Pro are as follows:

WBS Chart Saves the WBS chart to the file name specified with the .WBS extension. A WBS Chart Pro file may be Standalone or Linked . If you have created the WBS chart from scratch then saving the WBS chart saves all task data and form atting information into a self-contained Standalone WBS file. If you have created the WBS chart from a datasource (such as a Microsoft Project plan), saving the WBS chart stores the form atting information into a WBS chart file with a reference to the datasource where the task data is stored (such as a Microsoft Project plan). This WBS file is then Linked to the datasource. Saving a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project plan also saves the plan in Microsoft Project. You do not need to specify whether to save the WBS chart Standalone or Linked, this is determined automatically based on whether you created the WBS chart from scratch or created the WBS chart from a datasource. PERT Chart Saves the current WBS chart to the PERT Chart EXPERT form at. You can then open this file in PERT Chart EXPERT. MPX Saves the current WBS chart to an MPX file. The MPX file form at is a text-based version of a Microsoft Project plan. Many applications including other project management software programs can read this file format thus allowing you to create WBS charts and transfer the chart to other programs.

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MPX(for P3) Saves the current WBS chart to an MPX file format for Primavera P3. The MPX file format is a text-based version of a Primavera P3 Project plan. Primavera P3 project management software can read this file format thus allowing you to create a WBS chart and transfer the chart to Primavera P3.

For a complete explanation on Saving WBS charts, see the help topic Saving WBS charts

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Save As Picture (File Menu)


Saves the current WBS chart to a picture file.

Save in - Choose the folder to save the picture to. File name - Type in the name of the file. Save as type - Select to save the picture to the various types of file form ats. Note: Due to licensing issues, the GIF file format is not supported. We suggest you try the PNG format as it is very similar and supported by most programs. Color Select Automatic to produce a picture with all the colors as it appears on the screen. Choose Grayscale to produce a picture using shades of gray instead of c olor. Choose Black & White to produce a picture in plain black and white. The advantage to using Grayscale or Blac k & White is that they produce picture files that are substantially sm aller than color files. Scale Specify the scaling factor for the picture. Select 100% to produce a picture that is the same size as the current WBS chart on the sc reen (assuming 100% zoom on the sc reen). Enter a smaller number to shrink the WBS chart when it is saved to the file or a larger num ber to increase the size of the WBS chart in the file. Transparent Select this option to make the WBS chart background transparent in the file. If you then paste this picture into a file that has a color background the WBS c hart background will not show through. Deselect this option to always make the saved picture use the background color defined in the WBS chart.

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Save As Web Pages (File Menu)


Saves the current WBS chart to a web page in the listed folder using the selected tem plate. The Save As Web Pages feature allows you to save the WBS chart im age and incorporate this image into a pre-defined Web Page. We provide a basic template for this purpose. You c an modify this template in a text editor or HTML editor. The WBS Chart Pro program is not intended to be an HTML Editor so you should be fam iliar with HTML Editing to modify the Template. Note: See the file, WBS HTML Commands.txt , for additional information on the WBS Chart Pro Template commands. This file was copied into the WBS Chart Pro direc tory during Setup. The basic concepts for saving WBS charts to a Web Page are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Create and configure your WBS chart. When you want to publish this chart, select the File m enu and Save as Web Pages. Select the template. If you have created your own or modified an existing template, select it in the field provided. Select the Folder to save the HTML pages. Choose the other options if necessary. Click OK. This will generate the HTML pages. Unless the WBS chart is very small or you have modified the template to produce one output page, there may be several pages of HTML output. Since Browsers are not made to handle large scrollable pages, WBS Chart Pro will break up the chart into as many pages as it needs to output the entire chart.

If you have selected to open your browser upon creation of the Web Pages then the first page of your output will be opened automatically. If you chose not to open your browser upon creation of the Web Pages, you need to open the first page of the HTML output in your browser. The standard template contains buttons for scrolling the HTML doc uments Left, Right, Up and Down, so that if you open the first page of the output you can scroll through each page of your HTML output. If you have selected to open your browser upon creation of the Web Pages then the first page of your output will be opened automatically. If you chose not to open your browser upon creation of the Web Pages, you need to open the first page of the HTML output in your browser. The basic template, WBSTemplate.html, contains buttons for sc rolling the HTML documents Left, Right, Up and Down, so that if you open the first page of the output you c an scroll through each page of your HTML output. If you want to increase or decrease the size of each output page you can edit the WBSTemplate.html file and increase/decrease the numbers in the line that reads: WBSChart:chart width="975" height="490" If you want the Save as Web Pages feature to produce one big WBS chart in the HTML document, select the WBSTemplate2.html file in the Save as Web Pages dialog box. This template does not specify the Width and Height of a chart but produces one WBS c hart image in the HTML document.

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HTML Template File - Specify the Template to use for formatting the HTML page. The basic template file is WBSTemplate.html . See the WBS Chart Pro folder for other available template files. Save to Folder - Saves the HTML output to this folder. Base Filename - Specifies the name that all of the HTML files will start with. If m ore than one HTML file is created the subsequent files will be nam ed with the Base Filename plus the number of the file (Base Filename1, Base Filename2, and so on). Create thumbnail page - Select to include an initial HTML page that c ontains small representative pictures of the different pages of the WBS chart as they would appear in the different HTML documents. The thumbnail page will be the first page of the set of files and when opened in a browser you can see the overall layout of the WBS c hart in small tiles. Click an image in the thumbnail to go to that HTML page. Launch browser after saving - Select to launch your default browser after you press the Save button. This starts the browser and loads the first page of the HTML output. Task specific information - Select a field in Hyperlink to jump to the spec ified email/website/document address if that field c ontains a valid address. For example, if you listed an email address in the Text1 field and displayed the Text1 field in your WBS c hart, then you could choose the Text1 field in the Hyperlink field and jump to this when selec ted in your WBS chart embedded in the HTML page. Selec t a field in Tooltip to display when you hover over a box in the WBS chart embedded in the HTML page. Select a field to display in the Status bar at the bottom of the browser as you hover over a box in the WBS c hart embedded in the HTML page.

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Page Layouts (File Menu)


A Page Layout defines how the WBS chart is arranged on the printed page and also defines how the information is placed around the chart on the page such as Titles, Page Num bers, Legends, etc. Each View in WBS Chart Pro uses a Page Layout. Som e Views may even share the same Page Layout. To see which Page Layout a View is using, switch to that View and select File-Page Layouts. The Page Layout that is currently being used by that View will be highlighted (you c an also choose File-Page Setup to see which Page Layout is being used). The Page Layouts dialog box allows you edit, create new, copy, rename, delete, import and export Page Layouts. When a WBS chart is first created, all Page Layouts located in the Layouts directory (.WBP files) are copied into the WBS chart. You can specify where the default set of Page Layouts are stored by selecting the Tools-Options menu and setting the path to the Views and Layouts directory. If you make changes to a Page Layout (by selecting Edit), all changes m ade to the Page Layout are saved within this chart. In addition, when you close a WBS chart all of the modified Page Layouts in this c hart are automatically saved over the default Page Layouts in the folder where the Page Layouts and Views are stored. This means that when you open another New chart or create another WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan, your chart will use the Page Layout changes from your last chart. Note: If you do not want to automatically save the changed Page Layouts as the default Page Layouts, select Tools-Options and change the When closing a chart option to Prompt to save changed Views or Do not save changed Views. Choosing the Do not save changed Views option will still save the Page Layouts within the chart, but will not affect the default Page Layouts. If you want to use a Page Layout created or m odified in an existing WBS chart then you would use the Export button to copy a Page Layout from an existing WBS chart. If you copied a Page Layout into the default directory then it would be available to all New WBS c harts. Existing WBS charts would require you to Import new or modified Page Layouts.

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Edit Displays the Page Layout dialog box which allows you to c onfigure all of the options for setting up the page. For more information on editing Page Layouts, see Page Layout New Creates a New Page Layout within the current WBS chart. Press Edit to configure this new layout. Copy Copies the existing Page Layout within the current WBS chart. Press Edit to configure this layout. Rename Renames the selected Page Layout. Delete Deletes the selected Page Layout from the current WBS chart. This does not delete the selected Page Layout from the default directory of Page Layouts. To delete a Page Layout from your system, use the File-Open com mand or Windows Explorer. Import Copies selected Page Layouts from the specified directory into the current WBS chart. Export Copies selected Page Layouts from the current WBS chart to the specified directory.

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This form is displayed when you select File-Page Layouts and then Edit. Page Layouts specify how the pages of the WBS printout are configured. With the Page Layout dialog box you define where to plac e the WBS chart plus any surrounding fields of inform ation including Titles, Legends and Page Numbers. When defining or modifying a Page Layout, you arrange a group of c ells on a page and one of these cells is the WBS chart itself, referred to as (Chart). In the example below, the (Chart) cell shows the placement of the WBS chart within the Page Layout with a Title above and two Legends below. The WBS chart is also left justified on the page. The options for c onfiguring the page layouts are described below.

Headers and Footers Headers and Footers are created in WBS Chart Pro using the Page Layout Dialog. To ac hieve the effect of headers and footers you place fields of inform ation around the (Chart) cell. The (Chart) cell refers to the actual WBS chart and you can place fields such as Title, Manager, Page Numbers and Legends around this c ell. To add fields to a box, use the Rows and Columns buttons on the right side of form . Rows and page 65

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Columns are inserted relative to the selec ted cell in the sample grid in the middle of the form. Rows Insert Above Adds a cell or row of cells above the selected cell. Insert Below Adds a cell or row of cells below the selected cell. Delete Removes the entire row containing the selec ted cell. Minimize Height Select this option to make the selected row as short as possible. This option is useful for minimizing the height of certain c ells when the c ells would otherwise be stretched across the row. Rows may need to be stretched when data in one area of the row causes the entire row to be larger. Columns Insert Left Adds a cell or column of cells to the left of the selected cell. Insert Right Adds a cell or column of cells to the right of the selected cell. Delete Removes the entire column containing the selec ted cell. Minimize Width Select this option to make the selected column as narrow as possible. This option is useful for minimizing the width of certain c ells when the c ells would otherwise be stretched across the column. Columns may need to be stretched when data in one area of the column causes the entire column to be larger. Formatting the Fields To format a field, select the field (c ell) by clicking on the appropriate field in the sam ple grid in the middle of the form. Then, select the formatting options in the Cell Style area. Following is an explanation of each of the options in Cell Style: Field Select the drop down arrow to display a complete list of fields. Choose a field from this list to display in the selected cell. Some fields such as Title, Manager and Company come from the File-Properties menu in WBS Chart Pro. These fields can also c ome from Microsoft Project. Some fields like Actual Cost, % Complete and Work are project totals and come from these calculated fields in Microsoft Project. You can place these fields around your WBS chart and they will display the values that you have typed into these fields or are calculated elsewhere. Tip: If you want to display a field with some text around your chart try displaying the (Blank) field and typing text into the Label field. The fields with the parenthesis suc h as the (Blank), (Legends), (Page Number) and (Chart) fields are only used in Page Layout. Label Enter text to display before or after the data in the selected cell. Leave the After checkbox unchecked to display text to the left of the data in the cell or check the After checkbox to display the label to the right of the data in the cell. Format Displays options for formatting the selected cell. Some fields do not have formatting options and this option is unavailable. Wrap after xx characters Specify the number of characters on which to Word Wrap. WBS Chart Pro attempts to wrap the line of text at the num ber of characters specified. However, it can only wrap on a space and may wrap at more or less than the number of page 66

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characters specified. Font Sets the font type for the selected cell. Size Sets the font size for the selected cell. Rotate Displays the text in the c ell normal (0), top-to-bottom (90), or bottom-to-top (270). Align Sets the alignment of the text Horizontally; Left, Center or Right within the c ell. Vertical Sets the alignment of the text Vertically; Top, Center or Bottom within the cell. Bold/Italic/Underline Sets the text to Bold, Italic or Underlined for the selected cell. Text Sets the color for the text in the cell. Choose the Same as Box Border option to display the text the same color as the border. Fill Sets the background color for the cell. Margins Allows you to set the left, right, top and bottom margins around the text in the selected cell. Setting Additional Page Layout Options Border Select to configure the border that goes around each page. You can choose to turn the border off, select a different border style or change the color of the border. Gridlines Select to configure the gridlines between the fields. The separating lines between the cells that are displayed in the Page Layout are referred to as Gridlines. You c an choose to turn them all off, turn them all on or individually select which gridlines appear. Box Interior Defines the box interior so cells can be displayed outside of the border. To define the Box Interior click and drag across the cells that you want to include inside the border and select Box Interior. Merge Cells Makes a field span more than one cell. To merge cells, click and drag to select multiple cells and then select the Merge Cells option. Every Page Select this option to place this Page Layout on every page of the printout. Deselect this option to stretch this Page Layout across the total num ber of pages in the printout. Tip: If you display page numbers by placing the Page Number field in a cell and you have deselected the Every Page option, then page numbering will not work. The is bec ause there is really only one big page that is divided up into sheets based on the size paper you are using. In other words, if you use the Page Number field then you have to place this field on every page, and you must choose the Every Page option to do this. If you do not want a Page Layout on every page, try removing the Page Number field and use the Sheet Num bers feature described below to number the pages in the printout. Sheet Numbers Places a number in the upper right corner of the page c orresponding to the number of pages in the printout. This option is useful if you choose to have the Page Layout stretch across the entire printout and you want som e kind of page numbering system. The Sheet Number is fixed; you cannot change the font or position of this num ber.

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Page Setup species the printing options as well as which Page Layout to use when printing.

Page Layout Select the Page Layout to use from the list of layouts. The Page Layout selected is saved with the current View. Black and white Converts the colors in a WBS chart to black and white. All text, lines and shadows are converted to black and all fills are converted to white. This option is useful if you want to print a color WBS chart to a black and white printer and you do not want to convert the colors to shades of gray. If you do not select the Black and white option when printing to a black and white printer, the c olors in the WBS chart will be automatically converted into shades of gray. Edit Select to edit the Page Layout listed in the Page Layout field. This displays the Page Layout dialog box which defines how the WBS chart is arranged on the page. It also defines the information that is placed around the chart on the page suc h as Titles, Page Numbers, Legends, etc. See Page Layout Scaling / Pagination Adjust to x% normal size Reduces or enlarges the printed WBS chart. Select 100% if you do not want to reduce or enlarge the printed WBS chart. When set to 100%, the WBS chart prints to as many pages as necessary depending on the font styles, spacing between boxes, and other chart characteristics. Decreasing this num ber shrinks the WBS chart and page 68

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increasing this number enlarges the WBS chart by the perc entage spec ified. Adjust for page breaks Repositions boxes that fall on a page break onto the next page. Instead of splitting a box that appears on a page break, space between boxes is added where necessary to force any box that falls on a page break to appear in its entirety on a subsequent page. Tip: When using the Adjust for page break option, try selecting Page Layout from the View menu to see how tasks are arranged on the page. While in Page Layout View (View-Page Layout menu) you can also manually drag boxes to avoid page breaks. Note: Using the Adjust for page breaks option may make your WBS charts bigger since it needs to add space to avoid page breaks. Fit to x page(s) wide by y tall Forces the WBS chart to the specified num ber of pages. The Fit to page option shrinks the WBS chart proportionally to fit the number of pages selected (if Enlarge to fill page is not selected). This means that shrinking a 10 page wide WBS chart to 5 pages wide would not only reduce the width of the chart but also the height of the chart by the same amount to stay in proportion. To increase the size of the WBS chart to the specified num ber of pages, select the Enlarge to fill page option along with the Fit to page option. Note: When using the Fit to x page wide by y tall option there is no c orresponding Adjust for page breaks option. Since the Fit to Page option is forcing it to a c ertain number of pages it would be impossible to impose the extra space nec essary to Adjust for page breaks. Enlarge to fill page Automatically increases the size of the chart to fill the rem aining space in the printout until it reaches one edge of the chart (width or height). For exam ple, suppose your WBS chart is normally 1 pages wide and page tall. If you select Fit to 2 pages wide by 1 page tall and Enlarge to fill page , WBS Chart Pro enlarges the chart until either the chart is a full 2 pages wide or 1 page tall, whic hever is reached first. WBS Chart Pro only increases the size proportionally so once it reaches the edge of the page (the width in the above example) it stops enlarging. Remember that when using the Enlarge to fill page option, once it reaches one edge of the chart (width or height) it will stop enlarging. If you try to print a very wide WBS c hart to a big piece of paper with the Enlarge to fill page option, you may still have quite a bit of white space below your chart if the width of the WBS chart is as wide as the page. When this happens you need to use the features of WBS Chart Pro to m ake it taller and less wide. Try dragging some of the Summary Tasks in your chart down the page or try setting Word Wrap to fewer characters so your boxes get taller and narrower. Printer Printer Specifies which printer to use. Paper Size Select the paper size from the list of available sizes. The sizes listed are those supported by the currently selected printer. To change the currently selected printer, choose the Printer button. Paper Source Select the source of the paper for the currently selected printer. Orientation Portrait Select to print the WBS chart in Portrait m ode. Landscape Select to print the WBS chart in Landscape m ode. page 69

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Print specifies certain options before you print the WBS chart. Once you select the appropriate options, pressing OK will initiate the print.

Printer Name Lists the printers that are set up on your com puter. Status Shows information about the selec ted printer. Type Displays the type of printer currently selected. Where Shows which printer port the printouts will be routed to or displays File if printing to a file. Comment - Shows information about the selected printer. Properties Select to set up options for the selected printer. The options available depend on the features of the printer. Print to file Prints the WBS chart to a file instead of routing it directly to a printer. You will be prompted to specify a filename and location. To print this file, c hoose the Start Menu and select Run. In the Run command line, type the following, replac ing the location, filename and printer port as nec essary: Print C:\OUTPUT.PRN LPT1 Print Range All Select to print the entire WBS chart. Pages from x to y Select to print a certain range of pages. Selection This option is not currently supported in WBS Chart Pro. page 71

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Copies Numbers of copies Specify the number of copies that you want to print. Collate If you have selected more than one copy, specifies whether you want the copies to be collated.

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Print Preview (File Menu)


Displays a sample of what the WBS c hart will look like when printed. Print Preview uses the currently selected printer and paper size to display the WBS c hart exactly how it will appear when printed. The information in the lower left corner of the Print Preview window displays useful information regarding the printout. For exam ple, it might display Scale - Page: 1 of 10 Size: 2 rows by 5 column Scale: 100% This means that you have selected the Adjust to option in Page Setup, it is c urrently displaying Page 1 of this 10 page chart. The printout is 2 rows and 5 c olumns of paper and the Scale is 100% as set in the Page Setup dialog box under Sc aling. In the Print Preview window, you can: Scroll On a multiple page printout, the buttons in the upper left c orner of the Print Preview window allow you to scroll through the different pages of the printout. Click the Left, Right, Up and Down buttons to scroll (a button is only selectable if you can sc roll in that direction). Select a One Page or Two Page window The One / Two Page button allows you to display the Print Preview window in a single page or double page view. Two pages is the most you can see at a tim e in Print Preview. If you want to see more than two pages at once, close Print Preview and select View-Page Layout. This displays the entire WBS chart including page breaks (but without the fields around the page as is shown in Print Preview). Zoom In and Out The Zoom and Zoom out buttons allow you to see m ore or less detail in the WBS chart. You can also click anywhere on a page to Zoom In and Out. Print Select the Print button to send the WBS chart to the printer. You can also set printer options by clicking the Print button. See also Print Page Setup Select the Page Setup button to change paper size, print orientation, margins and to change the Page Layout used for this WBS c hart. See also Page Setup Summary Info Select the Summary Info button to display the Projec t Properties dialog, where you can enter information like Title, Manager, Company, etc . See also Properties Note: You cannot edit the WBS chart in the Print Preview window, however, if you close Print Preview and choose View-Page Layout, you can see (and edit) the WBS chart inc luding where the page breaks appear.

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Unlink (File Menu)


Unlink removes the link to the datasourc e specified. What it means to be Linked to a datasource When you are linked to a datasource (such as a Microsoft Project plan), the data that is displayed in the WBS chart is actually stored in the datasource and not in the WBS c hart. The WBS chart is only a reflection of the data in the datasource. Saving the WBS chart linked to a datasource saves the formatting options into the WBS file but the data is stored in the datasource. Unlinking from a Microsoft Project plan If you create a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan, the WBS chart is linked to the MS Project plan. Any changes you make to the WBS chart are immediately reflected in the Microsoft Project plan. There is a dynamic link between the Microsoft Projec t plan and the WBS file. As mentioned above, when linked to a Microsoft Project plan all of the data is stored in Microsoft Project and the WBS formatting options are saved in the WBS chart file. Unlinking a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan will transfer the data into the WBS c hart so that the WBS chart will become a standalone file containing all of the data and form atting. Important Note: When you Unlink a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan you c annot re-link it to this same Microsoft Project plan. This is because you would then have two sets of data, one in Microsoft Project and one in the WBS chart file. If you unlink a WBS c hart from an existing Microsoft Project plan you can only send the data back to Microsoft Project as a New Microsoft Project plan, you cannot use it to m odify an existing Microsoft Project plan. Unlinking from an MPX or Text file If you create a WBS chart from an MPX or Text file this WBS chart is linked to these files but not dynamically. In other words, you cannot modify the WBS c hart and have this modify the MPX or Text file. You can select to Unlink from an MPX or Text file by selec ting the Unlink command. However, Unlinking from a MPX or Text file will happen autom atically if you c hange the data in the linked WBS chart (if you add a task, for example). WBS Chart Pro cannot write bac k to the MPX or Text file, and since you have changed the data it m ust Unlink from the MPX or Text file to manage the data properly. See also Creating WBS charts from Microsoft Project plans

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Properties (File Menu)


The Properties dialog box allows you to enter fields to describe the WBS c hart using the Summary tab or set default project information using the Settings tab. Summary Enter the desired information into the appropriate fields. These fields c an then be displayed in WBS chart printouts or in a saved web page. The various fields under the Summary tab are similar to the Properties option in Mic rosoft Project (under File-Properties). If you enter them in Microsoft Project they also appear here in WBS Chart Pro when you create a WBS chart from Microsoft Project. If you enter the Sum mary data in WBS Chart Pro first and then create a Microsoft Project plan from this WBS chart then this information is transferred to the Microsoft Project plan.

Hint: You can also enter Summary information while you are in Print Preview by selec ting the Summary Info button in Print Preview. Settings Sets the current WBS chart settings.

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Scheduling Calculate multiple critical paths Select this to have WBS Chart Pro calculate the critical path to each end point in the project. Each network of tasks (a single task is considered a single network) will calculate its own critical path rather than to a c ommon end point. Tasks are critical if slack is less than or equal to: Set this to the slack amount you wish to use to calculate whether a task is critical or not. By default, a task is considered critical if it has 0 (zero) slack. You can change this to a higher or lower am ount. Show unknown dates as Converts any unknown date in a date field to the spec ified value (or converts the unknown date to a blank if this field is left blank). This is useful for removing unwanted values in date fields. For example, if you display the Microsoft Project field Actual Start, it may display the value NA. Use this field to convert the NA to some other text or to a blank field by leaving the Show unknown dates as field blank. Calculate actual costs Select this if you want Actual and Remaining Costs to be automatically calculated based on the % complete of the task. Set as default Select to make the options in the Scheduling section the default for all new WBS charts. Currency Symbol Sets the default currency symbol for the current WBS chart. Placement Sets the placement of the currency symbol in relation to the currency amount. page 76

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Decimal Digits Specifies the number of decimal digits for the currenc y. Project Start date Set the start date of the current WBS chart. Project Finish date Set the finish date for the current WBS chart. Schedule from Project Start date Select this to schedule tasks forward from the Project Start Date. Deselect this to schedule tasks backwards from the Project Finish Date.

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Most Recently Used Files (1,2,3,4 on File Menu)


Displays the most recently used files in WBS Chart Pro. Selec t the number to open that file.

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Exit (File Menu)


Exit closes the WBS Chart Pro program.

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Edit Menu
Undo (Edit Menu)
Removes the last c ommand performed in WBS Chart Pro. When using WBS Chart Pro to c reate a standalone WBS chart, most operations can be undone. IMPORTANT NOTE: When using WBS Chart Pro to modify an existing Microsoft Project plan, certain operations cannot be undone. Adding, Deleting or Moving tasks in a WBS c hart linked to a Microsoft Project plan cannot be undone. WBS Chart Pro com municates with Mic rosoft Project through OLE automation, which does not provide a method to Undo complex operations. However, some simple operations such as renaming a task can be Undone.

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Redo (Edit Menu)


Reverses the action of the Undo command. To undo recent actions one at a tim e, click Undo. If you didn't want to undo an action click Redo.

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Cut (Edit Menu)


Cuts (deletes) the selected task and places it on the Clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere. If you select a Summary Task and choose Cut, it will c ut that Summary Task and all tasks below. You can also copy and cut tasks by using the Right-Click and Left-Click m ouse buttons, see Copy, Moving & Repositioning Tasks Select another task in the WBS chart and choose Edit-Paste Before, Edit-Paste After or Edit-Paste Subtask to place the cut task relative to the selected task. You can also Right-Click a task to Paste.

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Copy (Edit Menu)


Copies the selected task and places it on the Clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere. If you select a Summary Task and choose Copy, it will c opy that Summary Task and all tasks below. You can also copy and cut tasks by using the m ouse buttons, see Copy, Moving & Repositioning Tasks Select another task in the WBS chart and choose Edit-Paste Before, Edit-Paste After or Edit-Paste Subtask to place the copied task relative to the selected task. You can also Right-Click a task to Paste.

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Paste Before (Edit Menu)


Paste Before pastes previously Cut or Copied tasks to the Left of the selected task if tasks are displayed in a left to right fashion or Above if they are listed vertic ally. For example:

With tasks listed left to right, choosing Paste Before Task 2

pastes the task to the left of Task 2.

With tasks listed vertically, choosing Paste Before Task 2 Tip: You can also Right-Click on a task to paste.

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Paste After (Edit Menu)


Paste After pastes previously Cut or Copied tasks to the Right of the selected task if tasks are displayed in a left to right fashion or Below if they are listed vertically. This is just the opposite of Paste Before. See Paste Before for an example. Tip: You can also Right-Click on a task to paste.

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Paste Subtask (Edit Menu)


Paste Subtask pastes previously Cut or Copied tasks as a subordinate to the selected task. This will turn the selected task into a Summary if it is not one already. For exam ple,

With Task 2 selected, the Paste Subtask c ommand Tip: You can also Right-Click on a task to paste.

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Insert Task Left (Edit Menu)


Insert Task Left inserts a new task to the Left of the selected task. Tip: You can also use the Insert Task Left toolbar button to perform this operation , or you can use the mouse to Right-Click on a task to perform an insert.

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Insert Task Right (Edit Menu)


Insert Task Right inserts a new task to the Right of the selected task Tip: You can also use the Insert Task Right toolbar button to perform this operation, or you can use the mouse to Right-Click on a task to perform an insert.

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Insert Task Above (Edit Menu)


Insert Task Above inserts a new task Above the selected task. Tip: You can also use the Insert Task Above toolbar button to perform this operation, or you can use the mouse to Right-Click on a task to perform an insert.

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Insert Task Below (Edit Menu)


Insert Task Below inserts a new task Below the selected task. Tip: You can also use the Insert Task Below toolbar button to perform this operation, or you can use the mouse to Right-Click on a task to perform an insert.

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Delete (Edit Menu)


Deletes the selected Summary Task or Task. If you delete a Task you are NOT prom pted to confirm this deletion. Select Undo if you want to undo the delete, and you are using WBS Standalone. You cannot undo the delete if you are working with a chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project Plan. If you delete a Summary Task you are prompted to c onfirm and are given three options. The options are listed below with an explanation of eac h:

Delete Summary Task xx and its subtasks Select this option and press OK to delete the selected Summary Task and all of its subordinates (the Sum mary Task and everything below it). Delete Summary Task xx but keep its subtasks Select this option and press OK to delete the selected Summary Task but not the items below the selected Summary Task. Cancel This cancels the Delete operation.

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Task Information (Edit Menu)


The Task Information dialog box can be found by selec ting it from the Edit menu, by double-clicking on a task, or by selecting a task and c licking on the Task Information toolbar button.

The Task Information toolbar button The Task Information dialog box is used for both Summary Tasks and Tasks. If you display the Task Information for a Summary Task there may be some fields in the dialog box that cannot be edited due to the fact that they are rolled up (calculated) fields. The Task Information dialog box contains 3 Tabs of information described below.

General Name Enter a name or description of the task. Duration Enter the duration for the task. The duration can be entered in Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks or Months. Duration can be entered using the following form at: M = Minutes H = Hours D = Days W = Weeks MO = Months

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For example, for a 10 day task you can enter 10d in the duration field, a 2 week task would be 2w. For more information on Duration, see Scheduling % Complete Enter the Percent Complete for the task. This field is also calculated for a task when the appropriate scheduling information is provided such as Actual Start or Ac tual Finish. WBS Enter the WBS for the task. The WBS code is initially derived from that task s position in the structure of the WBS chart with the top being 1 and the second level 1.1, 1.2, etc You can let WBS Chart Pro calculate this for you or you can enter this inform ation yourself. If you enter data into the WBS field yourself, WBS Chart Pro will no longer update this num ber for you even if you move the task. To make WBS Chart Pro calculate the WBS field after you have entered information into this field, remove the data that you entered. WBS Chart Pro will then calculate this data again. Work Enter the Work (Hours) for the task. Cost Enter the Cost for the task. Start The date and time a task is scheduled to begin. You can enter the start date, or it will be calculated based on the Project Start/Finish date, dependencies, Constraint Type and Constraint Date. Finish The date and time a task is scheduled to Finish. You can enter the finish date, or it will be calculated based on the Project Start/Finish date, dependencies, Constraint Type and Constraint Date. Constraint Type Select a constraint from the list. For more information on how Constraints work, see Scheduling Constraint Date Enter a date for the constraint. For more information on how Constraints work, see Scheduling Resource Names Lists resources that are assigned to this task. You cannot assign resources into this field directly; you must use the Resources button. Resources>> - Displays the Assign Resource form. In the Assign Resource form, select a resource (or resources) to assign to this task and press OK. The assigned resourc es will then appear in the Resource Names field. If the Resources button is not available it means that you do not have resources defined in this project. You must define the list of resourc es before you can assign them. To define the Resources for this project select the Tools-Resources menu. Custom The Custom Tab allows you to list additional fields for entering data. For exam ple, if you want to enter data into the Actual Start and Actual Finish fields then you could list these fields in the Custom Tab, since they are not fields that appear in the General Tab. Choose the Add Field button to add a field to the end of the list. Choose Insert Field to insert a field above the selected field. Choose Remove Field to remove the selec ted field.

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Flags The Flag Tab allows you to quickly set a Flag field for a task. The Flag fields are sim ple Yes/No fields that are displayed as checked or non-checked fields (checked m eans Yes and non-checked means No). If multiple Flags are set on a task, the lowest num bered Flag takes precedence and the others are ignored. The Flag fields in WBS Chart Pro correspond to the Microsoft Project Flag fields, but you can use them independent of Microsoft Project. The Flag fields can be used to define task box colors in the WBS chart. To use the Flag fields to define colors, select the Format-Borders menu and select the Borders Based on Flags option. Then, define different colors/styles/shadows for each Flag field. Onc e this is done, select tasks in the WBS chart and use the Flag Tab in the Task Inform ation dialog box to define that a specific task use a specific Flag, as shown below:

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For more information on the different ways to c olor your WBS chart dependent on Critical Path, the Flag fields or Progress, see Borders Hyperlink The Hyperlink Tab allows you to enter a Hyperlink to go to the spec ified document or web page from within WBS Chart Pro. When you enter a Hyperlink file or web page address you can go to this link from within WBS Chart Pro by c licking the Hyperlink button assoc iated with the task. This button is a small square that appears above and to the left of the task. Clicking this button jumps to the spec ified link. There are four Hyperlink fields in the Task Information form. These four fields work together to point to one hyperlink location for a task (you cannot enter m ore than one hyperlink per task). They are: Hyperlink This is the displayed name for the Hyperlink. By default when you enter a Hyperlink Address the Hyperlink field copies this information but if you type text into the Hyperlink field after the link is created it will display this text. Hyperlink Href This is the full address of the document or web page. It is the concatenation of the Hyperlink Address and Hyperlink Subaddress fields. You can enter the c omplete address in this field or enter the Hyperlink Address along with the Hyperlink Subaddress and the Hyperlink Href will be the sum of the two. Hyperlink Address This is the main document or web page that a task is linked to. Hyperlink Subaddress The Hyperlink Subaddress goes to a certain place within the link referred to in the Hyperlink Address field. The most c ommon use for this is to jump to a Bookmark (section within a doc ument or web page).

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Find (Edit Menu)


Searches the WBS chart and selects the first occurrence of the text entered in the Find what: field. The Find feature only looks for text that is currently displayed in the c hart. Select the Find Next button to find the next occurrence of the text. You can Cancel out of the dialog and press F3 to find each next occurrence of the text.

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Find Next (Edit Menu)


Searches the WBS chart and selects the next occurrence of the text entered in the Find form .

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Go To (Edit Menu)
Searches for and selects a task in the WBS chart based on certain criteria. Type in the ID or WBS number for the task you are looking for and WBS Chart Pro will selec t this task.

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Select (Edit Menu)


Select multiple tasks in the WBS chart based on the structure of the WBS c hart. Once multiple tasks are selected you can perform certain operations on these tasks. For example, if you want to change the color of multiple tasks at once you can use one of the Select options to select multiple tasks and then choose Format-Custom Box Settings to c hange the colors of all the selected tasks. You can also display the Select menu by Right-Clicking on a task. The options under the Selec t menu are: All Selects all items (both Summary Tasks and Tasks) in the WBS c hart. Summary Tasks Selects all Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart. Tasks Selects all Tasks in the WBS chart. Branch Selects the current item and all items below the current item. This works best when you want to selec t a Summary Task and all items below that Summary Task. Subtasks Selects all items below the current item but not the item itself. This works best when you want to select all items below the current Summary Task but not selec t the Summary Task itself. Level Selects all items at the same level as the currently selected item . When items are Selected they appear with reverse c oloring (usually a Black background in the box). There is also an Active box within this selection indicated by a dashed line around the box. Certain operations are performed relative to the Ac tive box such as aligning all selected boxes. If you c hoose to Align (by c hoosing Format-Align-Align Boxes) multiple boxes they will line up with the Active box. Tip: You can also select multiple tasks by holding down the CTRL key on your keyboard while selecting multiple tasks. Still another way to selec t multiple tasks in the WBS c hart is to Click and Drag around a number of tasks.

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View Menu
Normal (View Menu)
The Normal view displays the WBS c hart in a regular window without page breaks or other output indicators.

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Page Layout (View Menu)


The Page Layout view displays the WBS chart showing page breaks as they would appear if printed. Page breaks are displayed based on the currently selected printer and paper size. Go to File-Page Setup to change printers and/or paper size. The Page Layout mode is useful for moving tasks around to avoid page breaks but you can also have WBS Chart Pro automatically adjust for page breaks by selec ting this option in File-Page Setup. Hint: Try the Zoom out command (or the View-Zoom menu) when in Page Layout mode to see the entire WBS chart and all pages of the chart.

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Online Layout (View Menu)


The Online Layout view displays the WBS chart showing page breaks as they would appear if you selected Save As Web Pages for this WBS chart. Page breaks are displayed based on the size of the image specified in the template used to create the Web Pages. See also Save as Web Pages

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Toolbars (View Menu)


Toolbars displays the available Toolbars that can be turned on and off. Select a Toolbar to show or hide it. A checkmark next to the Toolbar in the list indicates that it is c urrently selected (on).

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Views (View Menu)


A View is a collection of formatting options that make up how your chart is displayed. A View defines things such as which fields are displayed in the Task and Sum mary Task boxes, the box colors and styles, and the style and color of the connecting lines between the boxes. The WBS Chart Pro program comes with several pre-defined Views that you c an use and modify, or you can define your own. How Views Work There are several pre-defined Views stored in the folder where WBS Chart Pro is installed. These Views have a .WBV extension and are called Planning View, Critical Path View, etc . When you create a New WBS chart or create a WBS chart from Microsoft Project plan for the first time it copies these Views into the current chart. When you switch Views in the chart and modify the formatting of the chart, this information is saved in two ways: 1. If you save the WBS chart, all changes made to the Views are saved within this chart. The next time you open this saved WBS chart all of your Views will be as you saved them within the chart. 2. By default, when you close a WBS chart, all of the modified Views in this chart are automatically saved over the default Views in the folder where the Views are stored. This means that when you open another New chart or create another WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan, your chart will be displayed based on the modified the Views from your last chart.

Note: If you do not want to automatically save the changed Views in a chart as you close it, select Tools-Options and change the When closing a chart option to Prompt to save changed Views or Do not save changed Views. Choosing the Do not save changed Views option will still save the Views within the chart, but will not affect the default Views. See Options

Displaying Different Views You can use the View toolbar located in the upper right corner of the screen to switch Views and to create or copy a View.

Click the arrows to display different views of the WBS chart, click to bring up the view dialog where you can copy and create Views Creating and Modifying Views To modify a View, switch to a View using the arrows on the View Toolbar or use the Drop Down arrow on the View Toolbar to select a specific View. When a View is displayed, anything you change in the WBS chart that is not data or program specific is saved within that View. The items in the Format menu (except for Custom Box Settings) and items selected in the View menu make up most of the formatting options that are saved with a View. To modify a View, it is best to select a View that is sim ilar to what you want and make additional changes from there. You can also create new Views. To create a New View, select the View-Views m enu or the page 105

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button on the View toolbar.

The Views dialog box allows you to create New Views, Copy, Rename, Delete, Import and Export Views. Selecting a View from this list and c licking OK will apply this View to the WBS chart. The other options are described below: New Creates a New View with minimal formatting options. Once c reated, click OK to apply this View to the current WBS chart and then m odify this View using the Format and View menus. Copy Makes a copy of the selected View. Rename Allows you to rename the selected View. You can also press F2 to renam e the selected View. Delete Removes the selected View from the current WBS chart file. This does not delete the View from the directory where the Views are stored it only deletes the selected View from the current WBS chart. Import Allows you to import a View into the current WBS c hart. Export Allows you to export the selected View from the current WBS chart.

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Show Subtasks (View Menu)


Show Subtasks reveals the immediate subtasks of the selec ted Summary Task that are hidden. You can also use the Show Subtasks Toolbar button as shown below:

Show Subtasks Toolbar button If Outline Symbols are displayed in the WBS chart, you c an also press the plus sign (+) for that Summary Task to reveal the subtasks. This is the sam e as selecting the Sum mary Task and pressing the Show Subtasks option. See Outline Symbols To reveal all subtasks in the WBS chart, choose the Show All Subtasks c ommand or toolbar button. See Show All Subtasks

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Hide Subtasks (View Menu)


Hide Subtasks hides the immediate subtasks of the selec ted Summary Task. You c an also use the Hide Subtasks Toolbar button as shown below:

Hide Subtasks Toolbar button If Outline Symbols are displayed in the WBS chart, you c an also press the minus sign (-) for that Summary Task to hide the subtasks. This is the sam e as selecting the Sum mary Task and pressing the Hide Subtasks option. See Outline Symbols

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Show All Subtasks (View Menu)


Reveals all tasks throughout the WBS chart that are hidden using the Hide Subtask feature, the Show only Visible Task feature or the Show only Summary Task feature. You c an also use the Show All Subtasks Toolbar button as shown below:

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Focus (View Menu)


Focus displays only the selected Summary Task and those item s below it while hiding the rest of the chart. You can also use the Focus toolbar button as shown below:

Focus Toolbar button This is useful for isolating a section of your WBS chart for display or printing. Selec t this button again to restore focus to the entire WBS chart.

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Show Only Summary Tasks (View Menu)


Displays only the Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart. This option hides all Tasks in the WBS chart thus displaying only the Summary Tasks. You c an also use the Show Only Summary Tasks Toolbar button as shown below:

The Show Only Summary Tasks Toolbar button Click the Show Subtasks command (or button) to display the Tasks for the selec ted Summary Task or select the Show All Subtasks command (or button) to display all Tasks in the WBS chart.

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Turns the Progress Marks on and off. A c heckmark next to Progress Marks in the View m enu indicates that it is currently selected (on). Progress Marks indicate the progress of tasks (and sum mary tasks) by plac ing an X or a single diagonal line through the task box based on the Percent Complete of the task. Progress Marks use the % Complete field to determine the progress of the tasks in the WBS c hart using the following rules:

Displays an X through the box if the task is 100% c omplete. Displays a diagonal line through the box if the task is 1% to 99% Com plete (in progress). Does not display Progress Marks if the task is 0% c omplete. Using Progress Marks is one of a number of different ways to display progress in a WBS c hart. You can also show progress using the following features:

Use Colors and Border styles to display progress for your tasks in the WBS chart See Borders Color fill a field for task boxes based on progress. See Task Boxes

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Project Summary Task (View Menu)


Turns the Project Summary Task on and off. A c heckmark next to the Projec t Summary Task option indicates that it is currently selected (on). The Project Summary Task is a single box at the highest level of the WBS c hart. It is used to quickly display a box at the top of a WBS chart without adding a real task. The Project Summary Task has a WBS code of 0 (zero) and represents the rollup of the entire WBS c hart. The name of the Project Summary Task is the name of the projec t. You cannot delete the Project Sum mary Task, and other Summary Tasks and Tasks c an only be created below the Project Summary task. If you have already created a WBS chart with a single box at the top then there m ay not be a need for a Project Summary Task. However, when you place a real task at the top of a WBS chart, the WBS code is started at the num ber 1. Many people like to start with the num ber 0 at the top and you can use the Project Sum mary Task for this. The Project Summary Task is also useful if you create a WBS c hart from an external datasource (such as Microsoft Project) where there m ay not be a single project-wide Summary Task. You can quickly show a top-level box with all of the projec t information rolled up by selecting the Project Summary Task option. The Project Summary Task works much like the Project Summary Task option in Mic rosoft Project.

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Outline Symbols (View Menu)


Turns the Outline Symbols on and off. A c heckmark next to the Outline Symbols option indicates that it is currently selected (on). Outline Symbols allow you to quic kly expand and collapse subtasks of a selected Sum mary Task by c licking the small symbols displayed next to the Sum mary Task. If Outline Sym bols are displayed in the WBS chart, a Sum mary Task that has hidden tasks will display a sm all box with a plus sign (+). The plus sign indicates that there are subtasks hidden below the Summary Task. You can click this plus sign to reveal these tasks. Clic k the minus sign (-) to hide all tasks below the selec ted Summary Task. Outline Symbols can be positioned in different plac es on the Summary Task boxes. See Chart for information on how to change the location of the Outline Symbols on the Summary Task boxes.

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Hyperlink Symbols (View Menu)


Turns the Hyperlink Symbols on and off. A c heckmark next to the Hyperlink Symbols option indicates that it is currently selected (on). Hyperlink Symbols allow you to quic kly jump to the Hyperlink associated with a task by c licking the small symbol displayed next to the task. If Hyperlink Sym bols are displayed in the WBS chart, a Summary Task or Task that has a Hyperlink will display a sm all box next to that task. Click this box to go to that Hyperlink. Hyperlink Symbols can be positioned in different plac es on the Summary Task and Task boxes. See Chart for information on how to c hange the location of the Hyperlink Symbols.

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Zoom (View Menu)


Zoom displays the Zoom dialog box for adjusting the WBS chart to spec ific zoom factors.

Select from one of the preset zoom factors (200% - 25%) to enlarge or shrink the WBS chart on the screen to the size selected. Select Fit Chart Height to shrink the WBS chart to fit vertically on the screen. Select Fit Chart Width to shrink the WBS chart to fit horizontally on the screen. Select Fit Chart to shrink the entire WBS chart to one screen. Select Custom to enter a specific zoom factor. You can also Zoom In and Zoom Out by using the Zoom In on the Toolbar. and Zoom Out buttons

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Format Menu
Summary Boxes (Format Menu)
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Task Boxes (Format Menu)


The Task Boxes /Summary Boxes dialog box allows you to define the arrangement of fields and the formatting of these fields for Tasks and Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart. You c an arrange an unlimited number of fields in and around the boxes in your WBS c hart using the dialog box shown below. Each view provided with WBS Chart Pro defines the task box fields for that view. By changing the task box definitions you are changing the view definition. It is best to start with a view that is the m ost similar to the way you would like your task boxes to be displayed. To create a new view see Views The fields displayed in the task boxes for Tasks and Summary Tasks are configured separately. However, the dialog box and m ethod for c onfiguring Task boxes and Summary Task boxes is the same, and will be discussed as one topic below. The Task Boxes/Summary Boxes dialog box allows you to define the arrangem ent, c olor, and formatting of fields within the box, however, it is not where you define the box colors, box shapes and box shadows. To define the box colors, shapes and shadows go to the Borders dialog in the Format menu. See Borders.

Adding/Deleting and Arranging Fields in the Task Boxes To add fields to a box, use the Rows and Columns buttons on the right side of form . Rows and Columns are inserted relative to the selec ted cell in the sample grid in the middle of the form. page 118

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Rows Insert Above Adds a cell or row of cells above the selected cell. Insert Below Adds a cell or row of cells below the selected cell. Delete Removes the entire row containing the selec ted cell. Minimize Height Select this option to make the selected row as short as possible. This option is useful for minimizing the height of certain c ells when the c ells would otherwise be stretched across the row. Rows may need to be stretched when data in one area of the row causes the entire row to be taller, or when you use the feature to Match Box Sizes on Format-Chart menu. Consider the example below where the text on the side m akes the box tall. By making the box taller some rows need to stretch. If you did not select the Minimize Height option on any of the rows then all rows are stretched evenly, like this:

If you select the second and third rows in the grid and select the Minimize Height option then it would look like this:

It minimizes the space in the second and third rows and stretches the first row to fill the remaining space. Note: If you select the Minimize Height option on all of the rows and rows need to be stretched (as in this example) then it will evenly distribute the spac e in the rows much like the first picture above. Columns Insert Left Adds a cell or column of cells to the left of the selected cell. Insert Right Adds a cell or column of cells to the right of the selected cell. Delete Removes the entire column containing the selec ted cell. Minimize Width Select this option to make the selected column as narrow as possible. This option is useful for minimizing the width of certain c ells when the c ells would otherwise be stretched across the column. Columns may need to be stretched when data in one area of the column causes the entire column to be wider, or when you use the feature to Match Box Sizes on Format-Chart menu. Consider the example below where the name of the task makes the box wide. By making page 119

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the box wide some columns need to stretc h. If you did not select the Minimize Width option on any of the columns then all columns are stretc hed evenly, like this:

If you select the first column in the grid and select the Minimize Width option then it would look like this:

It minimizes the spac e in the first c olumn and evenly spac es the remaining columns. Note: If you select the Minimize Width option on all of the c olumns and columns need to be stretched (as in this example) then it will evenly distribute the spac e in the c olumns much like the first picture above. Merge Cells Makes a field span more than one cell. To merge cells, click and drag to select multiple cells and then select the Merge Cells option. In the exam ple below, the WBS field is added above the Name field and merged into one cell aligned at the left. To do this:

1. Start by inserting a row above the Name field. Select the Name field and select the Insert Above button. 2. When the row is added, select the left cell and choose the WBS field from the Field drop down list. Then, c lick and drag from the WBS cell across the empty c ell on the right to highlight both cells. 3. Select the Merge Cells option to m ake the WBS field span the width of the box. You can also select the Align Left option to place the field on the left m argin. Box Interior Defines the box interior so fields can be displayed outside of the box. To define the Box Interior, click and drag across the fields (cells) that you want to include inside the box and select Box Interior. Using the above example, to make the WBS field appear outside of the box, c lick and drag across the Name, Duration, %Complete, Start and Finish fields to highlight these field. Then, select the Box Interior option.

Highlight the fields that

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make up the interior of the box.

option to make the WBS field appear outside of the box.

Selecting the Box Interior option removes the box border and any gridlines assoc iated with the cell outside of the box. To replace the border and gridlines, deselec t the box interior option and then select the Gridlines option, and choose Set All to restore all of the Gridlines between the cells.

Formatting the Fields in the Task Boxes To format a field, select the field (c ell) by clicking on the appropriate field in the sam ple grid in the middle of the form. Then, select the formatting options in the Cell Style area. Following is an explanation of each of the options in Cell Style: Field Select the drop down arrow to display a complete list of fields. Choose a field from this list to display in the selected cell. The list of fields is sim ilar to those used in Mic rosoft Project. For a complete list of these fields and their meanings, see Fields in WBS Chart Pro. Label Enter text to display before or after the data in the selected cell. Leave the After checkbox unchecked to display text to the left of the data in the cell or click the After checkbox to display the label to the right of the data in the cell.

No Labels for the cells.

The ID, Start and Finish fields have labels before the date. Select the After checkbox to display the label following the field as in the Duration field above.

Format Displays options for formatting the data for the selected cell such as different display formats for date fields. Some fields do not have formatting options and this option is unavailable. Wrap after xx characters Specify the number of characters on which to Word Wrap. WBS Chart Pro attempts to wrap the line of text at the num ber of characters specified. However, it can only wrap on a space and may wrap at more or less than the number of characters specified. Font Sets the font type for the selected cell. Size Sets the font size for the selected cell. Rotate Displays the text in the c ell normal (0), top-to-bottom (90), or bottom-to-top (270). Align Sets the alignment of the text Horizontally to the Left, Center or Right within the cell. Vertical Sets the alignment of the text Vertically to the Top, Center or Bottom within the cell. page 121

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Bold/Italic/Underline Sets the text to Bold, Italic or Underlined for the selected cell. Text Sets the color for the text in the cell. Choose the Same as Box Border option to display the text the same color as the box border. This is useful, for exam ple, if you were displaying Critical tasks in the chart as red boxes, and Noncritical tasks in the c hart as Blue boxes, and you wanted the text within the boxes to m atch these colors. Fill Sets the background color for the cell. Progress Displays a fill pattern within the c ell based on the c ompletion (% Complete) of the task. Margins Allows you to set the left, right, top and bottom margins around the text in the selected cell. Setting Additional Task Box Options Gridlines Select to configure the gridlines between the fields. The separating lines between the fields that are displayed in the Summary or Task Boxes are referred to as Gridlines. You can choose to turn them all off (Clear All), turn them all on (Set All), or individually select which gridlines appear. Copy Select to copy the arrangement of fields for pasting into the Sum mary Boxes or Task Boxes form. For example, if you are c urrently configuring Task Boxes and you wanted to use this same arrangement of fields for your Summary Boxes you would press Copy while in the Task Boxes form, then go to the Sum mary Boxes dialog box and press Paste. Paste Select to paste the copy of the fields into the current Sum mary or Task Boxes form. You must have previously selected Copy from either the Summary Boxes or Task Boxes dialog box for this to work.

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Borders (Format Menu)


The Borders dialog box allows you to specify box border settings such as style, c olor, and shadows based on different triggers. Box settings are chart-wide and bec ome part of the View definition. The border settings can be based on one of the following:

By the Critical and Noncritical status of the tasks. By the Flag Fields set for the tasks. By the Progress (% Complete) of the tasks. Individually for each task, thus overriding the above-m entioned Chart-wide option c urrently
selected. The settings you choose in the Borders dialog only apply for the current View, therefore, you can have one View that displays the Critical and Noncritical status of your WBS c hart and another view that displays the WBS chart based on the Progress of tasks. The border style definitions for the current View can be printed as a Legend when you print the chart. See Page Layouts (Edit) for how to include the (Legend:Borders) field on your printed chart. Tip: You can rename the entries in the Item to change: list by selecting the Tools-Border Names option. For example, Critical Task can be renamed to Critical Path Activity . The renamed entries are also used when the Legend is printed out. See Border Names Borders based on Critical Path You can set the colors, borders and shadows of the Tasks, Sum mary Tasks and Milestones in the WBS chart based on the Critical or Noncritical status of the tasks.

Click the Critical Path option to configure the current View to display tasks based on the Critical and Noncritical status of those tasks. Select the type of task to change (Critical Task, Critical Milestone, etc.) and define the style of box, colors and shadow ac c ordingly. Use the Ctrl key to select multiple items in the Item to change: list. To do this, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while you selec t multiple items with your mouse. Borders based on Flags page 123

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You can set the colors, borders and shadows of the Tasks, Sum mary Tasks and Milestones in the WBS chart based on Flag settings. Flags in WBS Chart Pro are simple Yes/No settings that you can apply to a task. There are 20 Flag fields (Flag1 through Flag20). By using the Flag fields, styles for a Flag field can be defined and then the Flag setting can be applied to tasks in your WBS chart. The box style will then display per the flag definition. Only the first set (Yes) flag is applied to a task box.

For example, if you wanted certain boxes in your WBS chart to be Green, som e Purple and others Yellow then you could define the Flag1 borders to be Green, Flag2 to Purple and Flag3 to Yellow. Then for each task that you want to be Green you would double-click that task, select the Flag tab in the Task Information dialog box and click Flag1. For each task that you want to be Purple you would select those tasks, set Flag2 and so on. If you are using Microsoft Project, the Flag fields in WBS Chart Pro correspond direc tly to the Flag fields in Microsoft Project. They can be set in Microsoft Project or in WBS Chart Pro. Borders based on Progress You can set the colors, borders and shadows of the Tasks, Sum mary Tasks and Milestones in the WBS chart based on the progress of the tasks.

You can define colors for tasks (Milestones and Summary Tasks included) that have not started, are in progress or have completed. The % Complete (percent com plete) field is used to determine the progress of a task using the following definition:

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If a task has 0 (zero) in the % Complete field then the task is considered Not Started. If a task has between 1 and 99 in the % Complete field then the task is considered In Progress. If a task has 100 in the % Complete field then the task is c onsidered to be Completed. Individually Changing Box Styles in the WBS chart If you just want to change the box styles of select boxes in the WBS chart, you do not need to use the Borders dialog box to do this. Instead, just select a box on the screen and select Format-Custom Box Settings (or right click on a task and choose Custom Box Settings). The Custom Box Settings dialog box allows you to change the selected box(es) as exceptions to the box styles defined in the Borders dialog box desc ribed above. The overriding style settings remain a part of that box until you delete the task or Reset it using the Custom Box Settings dialog box. See also Custom Box Settings Box Settings Style Define the shape of the box by choosing from the various styles in this list. Width Define the thickness of the border by choosing Thin, Medium or Thick from the list. Color Define the color of the box from the list of c olors. Edge Fill Define the color of the outside edge of the box. The Edge Fill c olor only applies if you have defined a Style that contains an area (edge) outside of the box. For exam ple, defining a Red Edge Fill color would only work in the sec ond and third examples below.

No edge, therefore the Edge Fill is ignored.

This box style contains an edge for the Edge Fill.

This box also contains an edge for the Edge Fill.

Fill Define the color of the interior of the box. The above exam ple shows a Yellow Fill color on all three boxes. Shadow Settings Style Define the style of the shadow or choose None for no shadow. Color Define the shadow color from the list of c olors.

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Chart (Format Menu)


Displays various features used to configure the default options in a c hart. The options available apply to the current View. This allows each View to have its own default settings for displaying different types of WBS and Org chart style images.

Style Specify the general way that tasks are arranged in the chart. The style option selected in the Format Chart dialog box is applied chart wide. To change the style of selec ted task boxes use the style buttons on the arrange toolbar. The available options plus a sam ple and description of each is below.

Org Chart Style Displays all subordinate tasks left to right below their respective Summary Task. This is the recommended style for project planning. WBS Chart Style Displays Tasks vertically under their respective Summary Task but other Summary Tasks are displayed left to right under their respective Summary Task.

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List All Lists all subordinate items (Tasks and Summary Tasks) vertically under their respective Summary Task. Although the List All style is available, it may not always be desirable to set this option chart-wide. Try selecting a specific Summary Task and c hoose this same option on the toolbar. Selecting the List All option on the Toolbar button applies the feature only to the currently selected Summary Task whereas using the List All option in the Chart menu sets it chart-wide. WBS Chart Style (2 columns) Lists tasks WBS Chart Style but tasks are listed below their respective Summary Tasks in 2 columns.

Background Color Specify the background color of the chart. Summary Tasks Align Choose how to display the Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart when they are aligned over their respective Tasks. Choose Left to plac e the Summary Task aligned with the left edge of the Tasks being sum marized, Center to align the Summary Task in the middle of the Tasks being summarized, and Right to align the Summary Task with the right edge of the Tasks being sum marized. The Summary Tasks Align option in the Format-Chart menu is chart-wide (applies to all Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart). To c hange the Summary Task alignment for the selected Summary Task, use the Align toolbar buttons as shown below (see also Align):

Align Summary Task Left toolbar button.

Align Summary Task Center toolbar button.

Align Summary Task Right toolbar button.

Align Connectors Places the Summary Task directly over the nearest Task. For exam ple:

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With the Align Connectors option not selected.

With the Align Connectors option selected.

The Align Connectors option in the Format-Chart menu is chart-wide. To change the Align Connectors status of the selected Sum mary Task, use the Align Connectors toolbar button as shown below:

Align Connectors Toolbar button Orientation Specify the general direction of the chart. The available options (plus an example of each) are:

Top to Bottom

Bottom to Top

Left to Right

Right to Left

Outline Symbols Choose where to display the Outline Sym bols on the Summary Task Boxes (on Top, on the Bottom, on the Left, Centered or on the Right side of the Sum mary Task box). Outline Symbols display as a small box with a Plus sign (+) or a Minus sign (-) to expand and collapse Tasks for the selected Summary Task. This is not where you turn Outline Symbols On and Off. To turn Outline Symbols On and Off, use the View m enu and Select or Deselect the Outline Symbols option. Hyperlink Symbols Choose where to display the Hyperlink Symbols on the Summary Task and Task Boxes. Hyperlink Symbols display as a small box next to the Summary Task or Task, select the box to go to the Hyperlink. This is not where you turn Hyperlink Sym bols On and Off. To turn Hyperlink Symbols On and Off, use the View menu and Select or Deselect the Hyperlink Symbols option.

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Match Box Sizes Specify the way boxes are sized throughout the WBS chart. The Height and Width of the boxes are controlled separately. The available options for both Height and Width of the boxes are: Match All Boxes All boxes in the chart are made equal in size to the largest box. Match Tasks and Summary Tasks Independently All Tasks are made the same size equal to the largest Task box and all Sum mary Tasks are made the same size equal to the largest Summary Task. Match Tasks Only All Tasks are made the same size equal to the largest Task box and all Summary Tasks are sized independently. Match Summary Tasks Only All Summary Tasks are made the same size equal to the largest Summary Task box and all Tasks are sized independently. Dont Match All boxes in the WBS chart are sized independently based on the am ount of text in the box, fonts sizes, fields, etc. Spacing Defines the default spacing between the different task types in the WBS chart. The items below define the minimum amount of spac e between items; many times the data in the WBS chart will cause the distances to be greater than these am ounts. The options are: Before Summary Tasks Defines the minimum distance between a Sum mary Task and the Summary Task before it (usually the Summary Task to the left). From Summary Tasks to Sub-Tasks Defines the distance between a Summary Task and its subordinates. Minimum Stem Defines the Stem length. The Stem is the part of the c onnecting line going into a Task or into a Summary Task. This distanc e is represented by a frac tion and allows you to specify how much of the connecting line is used for this stem . Before Tasks Defines the distance between a Task and the Task before it (usually the Task to the left or the Task above).

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Lines (Format Menu)


Lines defines styles, shapes and colors for the connecting lines in the WBS c hart.

Exiting Summary Tasks - Define an arrowhead style (or none at all) for lines c oming out of a summary box. Choose Shape to define the arrowhead type, Size for the thickness of the arrowhead, Edge for the outside edge color of the arrowhead and Fill for the inside color of the arrowhead. Line Define the connecting line thickness and style. Choose Style for the various line styles and Color for a list of available colors. Entering Sub-tasks Define an arrowhead style (or none at all) for lines going into a task box. Choose Shape to define the arrowhead type, Size for the thickness of the arrowhead, Edge for the outside edge color of the arrowhead and Fill for the inside color of the arrowhead.

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Custom Box Settings (Format Menu)


Custom Box Settings defines custom box styles and colors for the selec ted task(s) in the WBS chart. Normally in a WBS chart you define box styles based on the type of task that is being displayed. For example, Critical Tasks in your c hart may appear with a Red Shadow and Noncritical Tasks with Blue Shadows. You can override these styles by selecting c ertain tasks in your chart and using Custom Box Settings. You can access Custom Box Settings from the Format menu under Custom Box Settings, or you can right click on a Task and choose the Custom Box Settings option. You can apply Custom Box Settings to a single task by selecting that task and displaying the Custom Box Settings dialog box. Or, you c an select multiple tasks and apply the Custom Box Settings to all selected tasks.

Box Style Define the shape of the box by choosing from the various styles in this list. Width Define the thickness of the border by choosing Thin, Medium or Thick from the list. Independent Box Height If you have chosen to Match Box Heights, you can select this option to not include the selected task(s). Independent Box Width If you have chosen the Match Box Widths, you can select this option to not include the selected task(s). Color Define the color of the box from the list of c olors. Edge Fill Define the color of the outside edge of the box. The Edge Fill c olor only applies if you have defined a Style that contains an area (edge) outside of the box. For example, defining a Red Edge Fill color would only work in the second and third examples below.

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No edge, therefore the Edge Fill is ignored.

This box style contains an edge for the Edge Fill.

This box also contains an edge for the Edge Fill.

Fill Define the color of the interior of the box. The above exam ple shows a Yellow Fill color on all three boxes.

Shadow Style Define the style of the shadow or choose None for no shadow. Color Define the shadow color from the list of c olors. Reset Removes all of the Custom Box Settings and reverts to using the default settings for this box.

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Align (Format Menu)


Align overrides the default alignment of Summary Tasks and Tasks in the WBS chart. The options in the Format-Align menu allow you to change the selected box on the sc reen to line up differently than its default alignment set under the Form at-Chart menu. An alternate way to display the Align menu is to right clic k on a Summary Task or a Task and choose Align. Still another way to change the Align options is to use the Align toolbar buttons:

Align Summary Task Left

Align Summary Task Center

Align Summary Task Right

Align Connectors

The Summary Task Left, Summary Task Center, Summary Task Right and Connec tors options in the Align menu are only available if a Summary Task is selec ted. They are explained below: Summary Task Left Places the selected Summary Task even with the left edge of the Tasks being summarized as shown below:

Summary Task Center Places the selected Summary Task in the middle of the Tasks being summarized as shown below:

Summary Task Right - Places the selected Sum mary Task even with the right edge of the Tasks being summarized as shown below:

Connectors Select this option to place the selected Sum mary Task directly over the nearest Task or deselect this option to place the selected Sum mary Task over the middle of the Tasks being summarized.

With Connectors selected.

With Connectors deselected.

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currently selected Task.

Select any number of tasks and choose Align Tasks

to line up the tasks even with the currently selected task.

You can also Align Boxes by selec ting multiple tasks and c hoosing the Align Boxes toolbar button.

Align Boxes toolbar button Reset Position Removes any manual alignments made to the selec ted task(s) and reverts to using the default alignment settings as defined in the Form at-Chart dialog box. Note: You can also align/arrange Tasks in the WBS chart by clicking and dragging the edge of a Tasks box to the desired location. See Copying, Moving and Repositioning Tasks for this related topic.

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Tools Menu
Chart Settings (Tools Menu)
Settings Chart Settings displays the Settings tab of the Properties dialog box.

Scheduling Calculate multiple critical paths Select this to have WBS Chart Pro calculate the critical path to each end point in the project. Each network of tasks (a single task is considered a single network) will calculate its own critical path rather than to a c ommon end point. Tasks are critical if slack is less than or equal to: Set this to the slack amount you wish to use to calculate whether a task is critical or not. By default, a task is considered critical if it has 0 (zero) slack. You can change this to a higher or lower am ount. Show unknown dates as Converts any unknown date in a date field to the spec ified value (or converts the unknown date to a blank if this field is left blank). This is useful for removing unwanted values in date fields. For example, if you display the Microsoft Project field Actual Start, it may display the value NA. Use this field to convert the NA to some other text or to a blank field by leaving the Show unknown dates as field blank. Calculate actual costs Select this if you want Actual and Remaining Costs to be page 135

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automatically calculated based on the % complete of the task. Set as default Select to make the options in the Scheduling section the default for all new WBS charts. Currency Symbol Sets the default currency symbol for the current WBS chart. Placement Sets the placement of the currency symbol in relation to the currency amount. Decimal Digits Specifies the number of decimal digits for the currenc y. Project Start date Set the start date of the current WBS chart. Project Finish date Set the finish date for the current WBS chart. Schedule from Project Start date Select this to schedule tasks forward from the Project Start Date. Deselect this to schedule tasks backwards from the Project Finish Date. To learn about the Summary tab on the Properties Dialog see Properties.

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Calendar (Tools Menu)


The Calendar defines the workdays, hours in a workday and non- working days for your project. By default, when scheduling tasks, WBS Chart Pro uses a Monday through Friday workweek and an 8 hour work day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (with an hour for lunc h from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM). You can change this for the current project or change it and set it as the default for all new projects.

Normal Working Hours - This option sets the default working hours for the Norm al Working Days selected. For example, if your project uses a 4 day work week with 10 hour days (and an hour for lunch) you could set the Normal Working Hours to something like: 8:00 AM 2:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM

Normal Working Days - Select the default working days for your project. If you typic ally work a 5 day week from Monday through Friday then you would selec t Monday through Friday. If you typically work a 6 day week you could set it to Monday through Saturday. Set as Default - Select this to make the current Calendar the default Calendar for all new projects. If you customize a Calendar and select the Set as Default button, this custom ized Calendar is used whenever a New project is created. Using the Set as Default option does not affect any existing Calendars in existing projects. Reset - Select Reset to remove any custom settings to the current Calendar and set it to the default Calendar.

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For selected days - Select a date (or dates) in the Calendar grid and use the options in the For selected days area to set the hours for these dates by entering From and To times, Reset these dates to the default or set them to be Non-Working days . The Calendar File When Set as Default is selected, a Calendar file is created and saved to the folder where you installed WBS Chart Pro. This file is called Calendar.ctc. This calendar is then used for all new WBS charts you create. Any existing WBS charts will not be affected. If you have an existing WBS chart that you want to use with this new Calendar, open that chart, select Tools-Calendar and choose Reset. For more information on scheduling tasks, see Scheduling

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Resources (Tools Menu)


Displays the Resources form for defining a list of resources for the projec t. Resources are the people or things that you assign to a task to perform work on that task. In WBS Chart Pro you cannot assign a resource to a task until you define the resourc e in this form.

Resource Name Enter the resource name in this field. You can enter an individual, category of individual or any other name you want to identify and assign the resourc e. The Resource Name field corresponds to the Resource Names field in Microsoft Projec t. Initials The initials are automatically created based on the Resourc e Name entered. You can accept the defaults or type in a new value. You m ay want to display the Initials field in the task boxes as an alternative to displaying the entire Resource Nam e field. The Initials field corresponds to the Initials field in Microsoft Projec t. Group The Group field contains the name of the group to which eac h resource belongs. The Group field corresponds to the Resource Group field in Microsoft Project. Insert Creates a blank row before the currently selected resource. Delete Deletes the currently selected resource.

Note: If the current WBS chart is linked to a Microsoft Project plan, then the resources in the Resource form are the same as those listed in the Resource Sheet of Microsoft Project. Any changes made in the Resources form in WBS Chart Pro are immediately reflected in the Resource Sheet of Microsoft Project.

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The Rollup feature allows you to summarize data to eac h level of the WBS c hart. Many fields in WBS Chart Pro (like the Cost, Duration, Start and Finish) autom atically rollup so there is no need to set these (nor is there a way to prevent their rollup). There are m any other fields in WBS Chart Pro that you can use to enter your own cost, date, duration or work inform ation into. These fields include Cost1-10, Duration1-Duration10, Finish1-Finish10 and so on... If you use these fields you c an roll this information up using the Rollup dialog box.

An example of Rollup is shown below:

Displaying the Cost1 field without Rollup.

Displaying the Cost1 field with Rollup selected.

Use the Rollup dialog box to select which fields to rollup and how you want the inform ation to be calculated at each summary level.

Field Select the field(s) to rollup. Rollup Option These options change depending on the type of field you have chosen in the Field list. For example, selecting the Start field displays Earliest and Latest whereas a field such as Cost displays Sum, Largest and Smallest. Select how you want the information to be calculated. Set as Default Changes made to the Rollup dialog box are saved to the current WBS chart. Select the Set as Default option to make the current Rollup dialog box the default for all new WBS charts.

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this is now calculated data. If you want to edit a particular field in the Sum mary Tasks, selec t that field in the Rollup dialog box and selec t Dont rollup this field .

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Field Names (Tools Menu)


Fields in the WBS Chart Pro database c an be permanently renamed. This is useful if you are familiar with a certain term for a field and want to display it using that nam e instead of the default name. For example, if you use the word Task Name instead of the word Name then you could rename the Name field to Task Name. Renaming fields is also useful if you use fields such as the Text fields or Flag fields. If you use the Text1 field to display the Department then you could rename Text1 to Department. If, for example, you wanted to color the boxes in the WBS based on 3 departm ents in your organization; the Engineering Dept, the Sales Departm ent and the Marketing Department. You could use the Flag fields in WBS Chart Pro to specify that Flag 1 represents the Engineering Department, Flag 2 represents the Sales Departm ent and Flag 3 represents the Marketing Department. To permanently rename the Flag 1, Flag 2 and Flag 3 fields to be Engineering Dept, Sales Dept and Marketing Dept you would enter this inform ation into the Field Names form as shown below. From there you would go to the Form at-Borders menu to define the colors for each department. Then you would select the appropriate task(s), display the Task Information dialog box and select Engineering, Sales or Marketing in the Flags sec tion of the form.

Field Select the field you wish to rename. Title Enter the new name for this field. Set as Default Changes made to the Fields Name form are saved to the c urrent WBS chart. Select the Set as Default option to make the current Field Names form the default for all new WBS charts. Clear All Removes all entries from the Title column. page 143

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Reset Reverts to the default list of field names. The default list of field nam es may be blank unless you previously customized this list and chose the Set as Default option.

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Border Names (Tools Menu)


Border Names allows you to define custom titles for the Critic al Path, Flags, and Progress trigger tasks use in the Format-Borders dialog box. The options in Form at-Borders allow you to define colors and borders for different types of tasks in the WBS chart. These border styles and their titles can be printed in the Legend portion of the printout using (Legend: Borders) in PageLayout. You can rename the styles using the Border Names form so they print with custom titles.

Border Select the Border field you wish to rename. Title Enter the new name for this field. Set as Default Changes made to the Border Names form are saved to the c urrent WBS chart. Select the Set as Default option to make the current Border Names form the default for all new WBS charts. Clear All Removes all entries from the Title column. Reset Reverts to the default list of field names. The default list of field nam es may be blank unless you previously customized this list and chose the Set as Default option. See also Borders

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Goto PERT Chart EXPERT (Tools Menu)


PERT Chart EXPERT, another product from Critical Tools, allows you to plan and display projects using a Dependency Diagram (Network Diagram). This type of c hart displays the tasks in your project and dependencies between these tasks. You can seam lessly transfer projects from WBS Chart Pro to PERT Chart EXPERT and vic e versa. To transfer the current WBS chart to PERT Chart EXPERT, select the Goto PERT Chart EXPERT toolbar button.

The Goto Pert Chart EXPERT toolbar button When you transfer a WBS chart to PERT Chart EXPERT your WBS chart is saved to the PERT Chart EXPERT format (a .PCE file) and then im mediately opened in PERT Chart EXPERT. All of your project data and WBS formatting will be contained in the new PERT Chart EXPERT file. To create a WBS chart file again press the Goto WBS Chart Pro button in PERT Chart EXPERT to transfer it back to WBS Chart Pro. The Goto PERT Chart EXPERT button is not available (grayed out) if: 1. or 2. You are working with a WBS chart that is linked to a Microsoft Project file. To create a PERT chart from a linked file, first go to Microsoft Project using the Goto Project toolbar button, then from within Microsoft Project use the Goto Pert Chart EXPERT toolbar button. Linked files require that you go to Microsoft Project first when switching between WBS Chart Pro and PERT Chart EXPERT since all of your project data is stored within Microsoft Project. You do not have PERT Chart EXPERT.

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Microsoft Project (Tools Menu)


The Microsoft Project menu item allows you to select various options if you use WBS Chart Pro with Microsoft Project. Display WBS chart of Active Project Generates a WBS chart of the currently active project in Microsoft Project. If you already have a WBS chart of the active project displayed in WBS Chart Pro then this option updates the existing WBS c hart. Goto Project If this is a Standalone WBS chart, this option transfers the current WBS chart to Microsoft Project. If the WBS chart is linked to a Microsoft Project plan then the G oto Project command returns to the existing Microsoft Project plan. Transferring a Standalone WBS chart to Microsoft Project means that the data that exists in the WBS chart will be transferred from the WBS chart and placed into a new Mic rosoft Project plan. The WBS chart then becomes linked to this Microsoft Project plan. You are prom pted to save the new Microsoft Project plan and you must enter a filename to c ontinue transferring the WBS chart to Microsoft Project. You will then have two files. The Microsoft Project file, which contains the data (the task information like names, start dates, finish dates, costs, etc.), and the WBS chart file, which contains the formatting options that are WBS chart-specific (such as custom colors, box placement, etc.). You can also select the corresponding toolbar button: Goto Project Toolbar button Microsoft Project Setup Configures Microsoft Project to allow the integration with WBS Chart Pro.

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Options (Tools Menu)


Specify the default locations for Documents, Views and Layouts, and the Views to use when starting a new project or creating a project from an external data source.

File Locations Documents Specify the default location to store and retrieve your WBS charts. Select the Browse button to select a different Folder. WBS Chart Pro initially sets this to your Windows document folder. Views & Layouts Specify the default location to store the Views and Page Layouts used in WBS Chart Pro. WBS Chart Pro initially sets this to the installed direc tory. Whenever a new WBS chart is created all of the Views and Page Layouts are copied from this directory into the WBS chart. When closing a chart Specify how Views and Page Layouts are saved when closing a chart. This option determines whether or not to overwrite the default Views stored in the WBS Chart Pro folder and is independent of whether or not you save your chart. Saving your c hart always saves the Views within the chart. Choose one of the following options when closing a c hart: Save all changed Views Automatically saves all of the changed Views and Page Layouts in the chart back to the Views folder as the defaults. Any new charts you create will use these new Views and changed Page Layouts. Do not save changed Views Automatically discards any changes to the default Views and Page Layouts. This will not overwrite the Views and Page Layouts in the Views folder. Saving your chart always saves the Views and Page Layout within the chart. Prompt to save changed Views Prompts you to save any changed Views and Page Layouts each time you close a chart. You then have the option to Save or Discard the changes to the default Views and Page Layouts each tim e you close a chart.

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If you accidentally save a View over the default View and wish to restore it back to its original state you can copy the original View from the Backup Views folder. This folder is found within the folder where WBS Chart Pro is installed (for exam ple: C:\Program Files\WBS Chart Pro\Backup Views). Initial Views New Projects Specify the View to use when you create a new WBS chart. You m ay want to have a different View that you use when you create a new WBS chart as opposed to when you create a WBS chart from an external datasource (like Microsoft Project). Created from external data Specify the View to use when you create a WBS chart from an external datasource. You may want to have a different View that you use when you create a WBS chart from an external datasource (like Microsoft Project) as opposed to when you c reate a new WBS chart.

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Window Menu
Cascade (Window Menu)
Arranges all of the open WBS charts on the sc reen in an overlapping fashion.

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Arranges all of the open WBS charts on the screen in a tiled fashion.

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Arrange Icons (Window Menu)


If you have minimized several open WBS charts, Arrange Icons lines the c hart icons up at the bottom of the screen.

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List of Open Charts (Window Menu)


Displays a list of all open WBS chart files files, with the active WBS chart checked.

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Help Menu
Content and Index (Help Menu)
Displays the main Help program allowing you to searc h and locate Help topics.

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Tip of the Day (Help Menu)


Displays a helpful hint on using WBS Chart Pro. You can also use this form to turn the tips on and off when starting the software.

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Critical Tools website (Help Menu)


Launches the Critical Tools website, www.criticaltools.c om

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About WBS Chart Pro (Help Menu)


Displays the version number of WBS Chart Pro and c ompany information. This sec tion also allows you to register the product and turn the demo product into the full software.

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Toolbar Buttons
Toolbar Buttons Defined
Button Purpose Opens a blank WBS chart for planning a new project. See also New Displays the Open dialog box allowing you to open a saved WBS chart, a Microsoft Project plan, an MPX file, or a TXT file. See also Open Saves the current WBS chart. Displays the Save As dialog if the c hart has never been saved. Automatically saves (without prompting) to the same name if the file has been previously saved. See also Save As Instantly prints the current chart to the default printer. To view the printout on the screen first and to select print options, select Print Preview instead of Print. Displays the Print Preview screen allowing you to preview the current chart before printing. See also Print Preview Cuts the selected task and places it on the Clipboard . If you select a Summary Task and choose Cut, it will cut that Sum mary Task and all tasks below. Select another task in the WBS chart and choose Edit-Paste Before, Edit-Paste After or Edit-Paste Subtask to place the cut task relative to the selected task. You can also Right-Click the m ouse on a task to Paste. See also Cut Copies the selected task and places it on the Clipboard. If you select a Summary Task and choose Copy, it will c opy that Summary Task and all tasks below. Select another task in the WBS chart and choose Edit-Paste Before, Edit-Paste After or Edit-Paste Subtask to place the copied task relative to the selected task. You can also Right-Click the m ouse on a task to Paste. See also Copy Places the contents of the Clipboard (cut or copied inform ation) before the selected task. See also Paste Before. Removes the last c ommand done in WBS Chart Pro. When linked to a Microsoft Project plan some operations cannot be undone. For m ore information on this, see Undo Reverses the action of the Undo command. To undo recent ac tions one at a time, click Undo. If you didn't want to undo an ac tion click Redo. See also Redo Displays the Task Information dialog box for entering data for the selected task. See also Task Information

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Inserts a new task to the left of the selected task. See also Insert Task Left Inserts a new task to the right of the selected task. See also Insert Task Right Inserts a new task above the selected task. See also Insert Task Above Inserts a new task below the selected task. See also Insert Task Below Switches between Click and Drag to Move Tasks mode and Click and Drag to Create Tasks mode. You can use the Click and Drag operation to perform two different func tions in WBS Chart Pro. One mode of operation allows you to Click and Drag a task and place it over another task to Move that task. This is the default mode of operation if this button is not selected. If the button is selected you can Click and Drag from a task to Create a task to the left, right, below or above the selected task. To Click and Drag to create a task you must first click on a task and then drag left, right, up or down. Increases the size of the WBS chart on the screen. Each tim e you click the Zoom In button it adjusts to the next level of m agnification. See also Zoom Decreases the size of the WBS chart on the screen. Each tim e you click the Zoom Out button it shrinks the WBS chart. See also Zoom Switches to Microsoft Project. If the current WBS chart is a standalone chart (has never been transferred to Microsoft Project) then this button transfers the data in the current WBS chart to Microsoft Project for further scheduling. The data is then stored in Microsoft Project and the WBS chart is linked to this Microsoft Project plan. If the current WBS chart is linked to an open Microsoft Projec t plan then this button switches to that plan in Microsoft Project. See also Microsoft Project Transfers the WBS chart to the PERT Chart EXPERT software. The WBS chart (.WBS file) will be renamed to a .PCE file and opened in PERT Chart EXPERT. Click the corresponding Goto WBS Chart Pro button in PERT Chart EXPERT to send it back. You must have PERT Chart EXPERT version 2.0 or greater for this to work. In addition, this button is unavailable if you are linked to a Microsoft Projec t plan. If this is the case, go to MS Project and go to PERT Chart EXPERT from there. Org Chart Style - Changes the way the immediate subordinates are displayed below the selected Summary Task. This button displays all items directly below the selec ted Summary Task horizontally (like an Org chart). This button only changes the arrangement of the items on the next level below the selected Summary Task. It is then considered an exception to the overall arrangement of tasks in the WBS c hart. The overall arrangement for the entire WBS c hart is set in the page 159

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Format-Chart menu. See also Chart WBS Chart Style - Changes the way the immediate subordinates are displayed below the selected Summary Task. This button displays Tasks vertically and other Summary Tasks horizontally below the selected Summary Task. This button only changes the arrangement of the items on the next level below the selected Summary Task. It is then considered an exception to the overall arrangement of tasks in the WBS c hart. The overall arrangement for the entire WBS c hart is set in the Format-Chart menu. See also Chart List All - Changes the way the immediate subordinates are displayed below the selected Summary Task. This button displays all items directly below the selected Summary Task vertic ally below the Summary Task. This button only changes the arrangement of the items on the next level below the selected Summary Task. It is then considered an exception to the overall arrangement of tasks in the WBS c hart. The overall arrangement for the entire WBS c hart is set in the Format-Chart menu. See also Chart WBS Chart Style (2 Columns) - Changes the way the immediate subordinates are displayed below the selec ted Summary Task. This button displays Tasks vertically in two columns below the selec ted Summary Task, and other Summary Tasks below horizontally. This button only changes the arrangement of the items on the next level below the selected Summary Task. It is then considered an exception to the overall arrangement of tasks in the WBS c hart. The overall arrangement for the entire WBS c hart is set in the Format-Chart menu. See also Chart List All (2 Columns) - Changes the way the immediate subordinates are displayed below the selected Summary Task. This button displays all items vertically in two columns below the selec ted Summary Task. This button works best if the selected Sum mary Task contains only tasks below it and not other Summary Tasks. This button only changes the arrangement of the items on the next level below the selected Summary Task. It is then considered an exception to the overall arrangement of tasks in the WBS c hart. The overall arrangement for the entire WBS c hart is set in the Format-Chart menu. See also Chart Aligns the selected Summary Task at the Left edge of the tasks being summarized. See also Align Aligns the selected Summary Task over the Center of the tasks being summarized. See also Align Aligns the selected Summary Task at the Right edge of the tasks being summarized. See also Align Select to align the Summary Task over the nearest Task below it. See also Align page 160

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Lines up all of the selected boxes. By selecting multiple tasks in the WBS chart and choosing the Align Boxes button you can line up all of these Tasks to be even with the currently selected Task. See also Align Edit Bar

Displays the contents of the current field being edited. Click the checkm ark to accept the field (or press Enter) or click the X to reject the data entered into the field (or press Esc). Reveals subtasks below the selected Summary Task. See also Show Subtasks Hides all Tasks below the selected Summary Task. See also Hide Subtasks Reveals all Tasks in the current WBS chart that were hidden using the Hide Subtasks option. See also Show All Subtasks Displays only the selected Summary Task and those item s below it while hiding the rest of the chart. This is useful for isolating a section of your WBS chart. Select this button again to restore focus to the entire WBS chart. See also Focus Displays only the Summary Tasks in the WBS c hart. See also Show Only Summary Tasks View Bar

Displays the current View that is applied to the WBS chart. Click the Left or Right arrow to toggle through the list and display different Views. Click the button to display the list of Views to Create, Delete, Rename, Copy, Import and Export Views. See also Views Status Bar The Status Bar is the strip of information located at the bottom of the WBS Chart Pro screen. The left part of the Status Bar displays messages about current operations, short desc riptions of the Toolbar buttons as your cursor is placed over the buttons, and short descriptions of the menu items as they are highlighted. The right side of the Status Bar contains six small box areas that describe the current state of a chart. They are, from left to right: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The total number of tasks in the current chart. The current Zoom factor (scale) of the current chart. The Linked status of the WBS chart. If the current WBS chart is linked to a datasource (such as a Microsoft Project plan), the word LINKED is displayed. Displays CAP if Cap Lock is on. Displays NUM if Num Lock is on. Displays SCRL if Scroll Lock is on.

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Frequently Asked Questions


List of Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get the WBS Chart Pro toolbar button to appear in Microsoft Project? The WBS Chart Pro toolbar button is installed into Microsoft Project during the setup if you selected the " Modify Microsoft Project " option. If the button did not appear, you c an install the toolbar button by selecting Tools-Microsoft Project-Setup from WBS Chart Pro. For more information or if you are using a network version of Microsoft Project see Configuring MS Project for use with WBS Chart Pro .

I upgraded my version of Microsoft Project, what do I need to do? If you have upgraded your Microsoft Project to one of the versions supported by WBS Chart Pro, select Tools-Microsoft Project-Setup from WBS Chart Pro to configure MS Project. This will modify MS Project for use with WBS Chart Pro and install the WBS toolbar button into MS Project.

How do I decrease the size of my chart and the printout? There are several things you can do to decrease the size of your chart and the printout.

In Page-Setup you can change the size of the printout by m odifying the Scale or Pagination of the printout ( Adjust to the desired scale, or Fit to the desired number of pages). In Format-Chart use the Don t Match Box sizes options for the Height and the Width. This way, each task box is sized individually. You can also reduce the spac ing on the Format-Chart dialog box to place the task boxes closer together on the chart. Select the Minimize Height and Minimize Width options in Format-Task Boxes and Format- Summary Boxes. Select a smaller font size for the text in the Task and Sum mary Boxes in Format-Task Boxes and Format Summary Boxes. If you are displaying a Task Field that has a formatting option, make sure you have the smallest option selected. For example, use short format of 1/31/10 instead of the long format of January 31, 2010 1:45 PM.

Can I click and drag to create tasks in WBS Chart Pro? Yes, but this is not the default mode of operation. When you click on a task in WBS Chart Pro and drag this task over another, you are Moving this task. This is similar to moving files and folders in Windows Explorer and is the default mode in WBS Chart Pro. To switc h the mode of Click and Drag, select the Switch Drag Mode toolbar button (the button that looks like a mouse). This allows you to click within a task and drag to the left, right, above or below to insert a new task in that direction. Note: When you click and drag to create tasks you m ust click within a task and then drag in page 162

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any direction to add a new task. This means that you must have at least one task on the screen to do this. To create tasks within an em pty WBS chart, use the Insert Task toolbar button (the down arrow) to create your first task and then click and drag from there. This is different from previous versions of WBS Chart where the click and drag to create tasks mode of operation was the default.

After using WBS Chart Pro I noticed several .TMP and .TXT files listed in Microsoft Projects File menu. What are these and can I stop them from appearing? When WBS Chart Pro tells Microsoft Project to transfer data to create a WBS chart it uses various .TMP and .TXT files for this process. As WBS Chart Pro opens and closes these temporary files they appear in Microsoft Projects File menu. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent these files from appearing.

How do I change a single Summary Task so that it arranges its subordinates different than the rest of the chart? Use the arrangement buttons on the toolbar. There are 5 buttons that allow you to c hange how a single Summary Task arranges its immediate subordinates. They look like this:

Each button changes the way the im mediate subordinates are displayed below the selected Summary Task. See Toolbar Buttons defined for a description of each. These buttons only change the arrangement of the items on the next level below the selec ted Summary Task. It is then c onsidered an exception to the overall arrangement of tasks in the WBS chart. The overall arrangement for the entire WBS chart is set in the Form at-Chart menu. See also Chart

What happens if I rename a Microsoft Project plan that is linked to a WBS chart? A saved WBS chart linked to a specific Microsoft Project plan rem embers the exact name and location of the Microsoft Project plan. If you rename or move the Microsoft Project then the WBS chart can no longer link to this plan. To relink a saved WBS c hart to its corresponding Microsoft Project plan: If you rename the Microsoft Project plan while the WBS is currently open you will receive a message when the WBS chart is activated that the chart needs to be resynchronized. Select the third option displayed to relink to a renamed Microsoft Project plan. If you rename the Microsoft Project plan while the WBS chart is closed, open WBS Chart Pro and select File-Open. Select the WBS chart file and choose link to another datasource . Choose Open and select the corresponding Microsoft Project plan.

In Print Preview, can I show more than two pages on the screen at once? No, in Print Preview you can only show a single page or two pages of the printout at onc e. However, if you close Print Preview and choose View-Page Layout (Page Layout mode) this page 163

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displays how the WBS chart appears on each page for the selected printer and selec ted paper size. In Page Layout mode, you can see all page breaks on the screen and even m ove tasks around to better position them to avoid page breaks. You can also tell WBS Chart Pro to automatically avoid page breaks by selec ting the Adjust for Page Breaks option in File-Page Setup .

How can I stop from displaying NA in my date fields? Select the Tools-Chart Settings menu, select the Settings tab and enter a blank space into the Show unknown dates as field. Any character displayed in a date field in WBS Chart Pro that is not a valid date is an Unknown Date and can be converted into another word or removed by putting a space into the Show unknown dates as field. For example, Microsoft Project displays an NA for any task that does not have an Actual Start or Actual Finish. If you wish to display these fields in WBS Chart Pro and remove this NA, use this proc edure.

When I use WBS Chart Pro with Microsoft Project I notice that it sometimes expands all tasks in my Microsoft Project plan. Why is this? When WBS Chart Pro creates a chart from a Microsoft Project plan, certain operations require that all tasks in Microsoft Project be shown. For this, WBS Chart Pro m ust tell Microsoft Project to Expand All tasks whic h means that all Summary Tasks will display all of their Tasks. There are two things that will cause WBS Chart Pro to Expand All tasks in Microsoft Project. They are: Creating a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project that contains inserted projects or subprojects. The inserted projects will be expanded. Performing a Cut/Copy/Move/Paste in WBS chart when you are linked to a Microsoft Project plan may cause tasks to be expanded in Microsoft Project.

PDF Files How do I save WBS charts to a PDF file? A .PDF file is a document (chart) that anyone can read on a c omputer using a PDF reader. The reader of the PDF file does not need WBS Chart Pro to read a PDF file that was created from WBS Chart Pro. Think of a PDF file as a chart that was printed to a file rather than on paper. A PDF file can be viewed by opening it in a PDF reader. Multiple page charts appear across multiple pages in the document and you sc roll from page to page in the PDF reader. You can create a PDF file and send this file to anyone who has a PDF reader. To create a PDF file you would need to obtain a PDF "writer". A PDF writer is not included as part of WBS Chart Pro nor is it included with Microsoft Windows like other printer drivers. You c an purchase a PDF writer from Adobe (www.adobe.com) or there are free PDF writers that can be downloaded from the Internet. We use one called CutePDF (www.c utepdf.com) and we recommend it. The steps to creating a PDF file are the sam e as printing a chart. Once a PDF writer is installed, you configure the chart, preview it (if you want) but instead of printing direc tly to a printer you print to a PDF file by selecting the PDF writer as your printer. This produc es a file that can be opened using the PDF reader. The PDF reader is free software that anyone can install to read .PDF files. For m ore information about this process and to download the free Ac robat Reader from Adobe, visit page 164

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their website at: www.adobe.com

When using the Save as Web Pages option, why does it produce so many pages of output? The Save as Web Pages feature uses a Tem plate that, by default, limits the HTML output to be no bigger than a single Browser page based on a sc reen resolution of 1024x768. If your WBS chart is bigger than one page then it will produc e multiple, one page HTML doc uments that you can toggle through using the buttons at the bottom of each HTML page. This way you can view one page at a time in your Browser rather than having to sc roll the Browser to view the entire chart. If you want to increase or decrease the size of each output page you can edit the WBSTemplate.html file and increase/decrease the numbers in the line that reads: WBSChart:chart width="975" height="490" If you want the Save as Web Pages feature to produce one big WBS chart in the HTML document, select the WBSTemplate2.html file in the Save as Web Pages dialog box. This template does not specify the Width and Height of a chart but produces one WBS c hart image in the HTML document.

I am using the Demo version of WBS Chart Pro and I cannot print even though it says I should be able to print using the Demo. Why can t I print? You can print using the Demo version of WBS Chart Pro as long as there are not m ore than 50 tasks in the WBS chart. Certain features of the Dem o program like creating/modifying tasks, printing and saving are disabled when there are more than 50 tasks. Even though you can create a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan with more than 50 tasks you cannot print it once it gets past 50 tasks. Note that even though you cant print more than 50 tasks you can still use Print Preview to see how the WBS chart would be printed. For a c omplete explanation of the Demo program, see Demo Limits

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Error Messages and Prompts


Invalid Data
You have entered data into a field that is not valid for that field. Below are the m ost c ommon of these messages and a short explanation of each. Invalid Resource Enter a valid resource from the list of Resourc es (as defined in Tools-Resources). When assigning resources in the Task Information form, you must enter the exact name of an existing resource or you will receive the Invalid Resource message. Try using the Resources button to assign resource instead of typing them. To add, delete or change the names of resources, use the Resources form in the Tools menu. Invalid Currency Enter a valid currency amount. You dont have to include the currency symbol but you must enter an amount that can be converted into a currenc y value. Invalid Date Enter a valid date. Invalid Time Enter a valid time, including AM or PM if you are using the 12 hour form at. Invalid Number Enter a valid number. You cannot enter text into a field that only accepts numbers. Invalid Measurement Enter a valid measurement. Invalid Duration Enter a valid Duration. You must use a valid duration unit suc h as Minute, Hour, Day, Week or Month or the abbreviations M, H, D, W or MO. For exam ple, type 5d for 5 days, or 2w for 2 weeks. Invalid Percent Enter a valid Percent such as .50 or 50%. Invalid Flag Enter a valid Flag value. Flag fields can only accept Yes or No. There are several other Yes/No fields and you may get the Invalid Flag message even though they are not Flag fields. If you receive this message and the field you are editing is not a Flag field it means that it is simply a Yes/No field and you can only enter Yes or No into that field. Invalid File Enter a valid filename avoiding characters like *, ? or /. Invalid Folder Enter a valid folder. Invalid Dependency Enter a valid dependency value. Using the Predecessor and Suc c essor fields, you must enter the ID# of the task Predecessors or Successors. Multiple predecessors or successors must be separated by a comma (or by the Windows List Separator). You c an also enter the type of dependency by using FS, SS, FF, or SF (finish to start, start to start, finish to finish and start to finish). For example, entering the predec essor for a task you c ould type: 4 Makes task #4 the predecessor to the current task with a FS (Finish to Start) dependency. Just entering the dependency number defaults to a Finish to Start dependency. 4,6,10 Makes tasks #4, #6 and #10 predecessors to the current task. 4SS Makes task #4 the predecessor to the current task with a Start to Start dependency. 4FS+5d Makes task number 4 the predecessor to the current task with a FS dependenc y page 166

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Microsoft Project Messages


These are messages that you might see when working with WBS Chart Pro and Mic rosoft Project. This WBS Chart is currently self-contained This message appears when you press the Goto Project button or when you c hoose Goto Project from the Tools-Microsoft Project m enu. This means you are attempting to send a WBS chart to a new Microsoft Project Plan. This involves transferring the data from WBS Chart Pro to the new Microsoft Project plan. You will be prompted to name and save the new Project before the transfer will begin. For a c omplete explanation, see Transferring a WBS chart to Microsoft Project Unable to Start Microsoft Project This message appears when the WBS Chart Pro program cannot start Mic rosoft Project or cannot communicate with Microsoft Project. WBS Chart Pro uses DDE and OLE to communicate with Microsoft Projec t and if for some reason this c ommunication is not working, this message will appear First, try closing all open applications and turn your c omputer completely off and then bac k on again. This may reinitialize the necessary files needed to c ommunicate with Mic rosoft Project. If this does not work, try reinstalling Microsoft Project. Microsoft Projec t should install all of the necessary files for this communication to take place so reinstalling Mic rosoft Project may help solve this problem if these files were deleted or overwritten. If, after reinstalling Microsoft Project it still fails, try contacting Critical Tools tec hnical support. See Support Cannot save - file already open in Microsoft Project This message appears when you attempt to save to a Microsoft Project plan that is currently open in Microsoft Project. When you transfer a WBS chart to Microsoft Project the plan m ust be saved in Microsoft Project for the WBS chart to be linked to the Microsoft Project plan. Part of the process of transferring the WBS chart to Microsoft Project is to save that file in Microsoft Project. It cannot save to a Microsoft Project plan that is open so you m ust either save to a different filename or close the open file in Microsoft Project and try again. Microsoft Project has not been configured for a seamless integration This message appears when you attempt to transfer WBS chart information to Mic rosoft Project and Microsoft Project has not been configured for use with WBS Chart Pro. In order to interact seamlessly with Microsoft Project, it is necessary to copy som e Tables, Views, a Macro and Toolbar button to Microsoft Project. These are then stored in Microsoft Project (if you have read/write permission to change the Global file in Microsoft Project) for future interaction with WBS Chart Pro. For more information on configuring Microsoft Project see Configuring MS Project for use with WBS Chart Pro Resynchronize WBS Chart This message appears when you access a WBS chart that was linked to a Microsoft Project and the Microsoft Project is no longer available. If you have just closed the Microsoft Project plan and are in the process of closing the WBS chart, then choose the Close WBS Chart option. If you need to make additional changes to the WBS chart then it must reopen the page 168

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Microsoft Project plan and you must choose the Re-activate option to do this. If you have renamed the Microsoft Project plan then the current WBS chart can no longer find the plan it was linked to and you must choose the third option to relink to this newly nam ed Microsoft Project plan. The Active project has not been saved so the WBS chart won t be linked This message appears when you attempt to create a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan that has not been saved. To create a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project you should first save the Microsoft Project plan and then create a WBS chart from the Microsoft Project plan. The WBS chart and the Project plan will then be linked. If you create the WBS chart from a Project Plan that has not been saved, then the WBS chart will not be linked to Microsoft Project Plan. Wrong Version of Microsoft Project Responding This message can appear when you have two different versions of Microsoft Project on the same computer and you attempt to send a WBS chart to a specific version of Microsoft Project. WBS Chart Pro is trying to communicate with a specific version of Microsoft Project and another is incorrectly responding. For example, if you had Projec t 2003 and Project 2007 on the same computer and you attempted to send a WBS chart to Microsoft Projec t 2003, Project 2007 would probably respond and you would receive this error. To resolve this issue, try opening the specific version of Microsoft Project that you are attem pting to use (and close other versions of Project). If the version of Microsoft Project is already open when WBS Chart Pro attempts to communicate with it then there is less c hance for a miscommunication.

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Unable to Open Linked Data File


There are two variations of this message, each is explained below. Unable to Open Linked Data File This data file is already in use by another chart. This message appears when you attempt to open a WBS chart that is linked to a datasource and this datasource is already in use by another WBS c hart. For example, you cannot open a WBS chart that is linked to Microsoft Projec t plan xxx.mpp if another WBS chart is currently open and is linked to Microsoft Project xxx.mpp . Close the first WBS chart if you wish to open the second WBS chart linked to xxx.mpp . Unable to Open Linked Data File The data file could not be found. This message appears when you attempt to open a WBS chart that is linked to a datasource and it cant find the datasource. It could be that you deleted the datasource file, m oved it or renamed it. If you moved or renamed the datasource, you can relink the WBS c hart to the appropriate file. Choose Yes to browse for the datasource file or No to cancel the Open operation.

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No Calendar Available
This message appears when you c hoose Calendar from the Tools menu in WBS Chart Pro and you are currently linked to a Microsoft Project plan. For technic al reasons WBS Chart Pro cannot update a calendar in Microsoft Project while a chart is linked. To m odify the c alendar, return to Microsoft Project and select Tools-Change Working Tim e.

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HTML Template
This message appears when you are in the Save As Web Pages dialog box and no tem plate is listed in the HTML Template File field or if the template listed c ould not be found. If no template is listed, use the Browse button to locate a tem plate. If a template is listed and it was moved to a different folder, renamed or deleted, use the Browse button to loc ate another template. See also Save As Web Pages

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Confirm Unlink
This message allows you to confirm that you want to remove the link to the datasourc e. For a complete description of this topic, see Unlink

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Cannot Merge
This message is displayed when you are attempting to open a View (*.WBV file) or a Page Layout (*.WBP file) when there is no WBS chart open to merge the View or Page Layout into. If you have a WBS chart currently displayed and you open a View (*.WBV) or Page Layout (*.WBP) then this file will be merged (imported) into the open WBS c hart. To merge a View or Page Layout into the open WBS chart, choose the File-Open m enu and choose Files of Type Views or Page Layouts. This is another way to Import a View or Page Layout into a WBS c hart. However, you must have an existing WBS c hart open in order to import a View or Page Layout.

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Unable to Save Image


This message appears when you are attempting to save the WBS chart as a pic ture and WBS Chart Pro cannot save this image. This may be due to a lac k of available memory. Saving images requires a large amount of memory for a temporary bitmap image to be saved before the specified image file is saved. Therefore, even if the ultim ate PNG, JPEG or TIFF file is relatively small, it may require a bigger temporary file than the available m emory allows. Try reducing the size of the WBS chart, or try selecting a Grayscale or Blac k & White image in the Save Picture dialog box.

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Overwriting HTML Files


This message appears when you use the Save As Web Pages dialog box to save a set of HTML documents to the same name in the same folder. Saying Yes to update the HTML files will delete all files with the same name from the specified folder and create new HTML files of the latest WBS chart. Select No to save the Web Pages to a new nam e or to a new folder. See also Save As Web Pages

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Demo Limits Exceeded


You are currently using the Demonstration version of WBS Chart Pro and you have exc eeded the limits of this Demo version. The Demo version of WBS Chart Pro is limited to 50 tasks and expires 30 days after installation. The 50 task limit applies to Creating/Modifying Tasks, Printing, Saving and Transferring WBS charts to Microsoft Project. The 50 task lim it does not apply when you create a WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan. Therefore, you can use the Dem o version to test how your large Microsoft Project plans are displayed and you can even use Print Preview to see how they would be printed. Remember: You can use the Demo version just like the Full version for projec ts up to 50 tasks. This means you can Create, Print, Save and Transfer WBS charts to Microsoft Project. If you create a WBS chart that exceeds 50 tasks then Creating/Modifying Tasks, Printing, Saving and Transferring WBS charts to MS Project are disabled. The Demo version of WBS Chart Pro can be turned into the Full version of WBS Chart Pro at any time, including while you are currently running the Demo version. To turn the Demo version of WBS Chart Pro into a Full version: 1. Within WBS Chart Pro, choose Help-About WBS Chart Pro . 2. Choose Register and fill out the User Name, Organization and Product ID fields. You must have a valid Product ID to turn the Demo into the Full version. To purc hase WBS Chart Pro and obtain a Product ID, visit our website at www.criticaltools.c om or contact Critical Tools at: Company Address

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Program Registration
In order to use the full WBS Chart Pro product you must enter a valid Projec t ID. This number is either on the CD envelope or was emailed to you. Note: You must include the dashes between the num bers. If you do not have a Product ID you can only use the WBS Chart Pro as a Dem onstration version. The Demo version of WBS Chart Pro is limited to 50 tasks and expires 30 days after installation. The 50 task limit applies to Printing, Saving and Transferring WBS c harts to Microsoft Project. The 50 task limit does not apply to the number of tasks you can create in WBS Chart Pro. Therefore, you can use the Demo version to test how your large projec ts are displayed and you can even use Print Preview to see how they would be printed. The Demo version of WBS Chart Pro can be turned into the Full version of WBS Chart Pro at any time, including while you are currently running the Demo version. To turn the Demo version of WBS Chart Pro into a Full version: 1. 2. Within WBS Chart Pro, choose Help-About WBS Chart Pro . Choose Register and fill out the User Name, Organization and Product ID fields.

To purchase WBS Chart Pro and obtain a Product ID, visit our website at www.criticaltools.c om or contact Critical Tools at: Company Address

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This file was saved by an old version of WBS Chart Pro


This message appears when you open a WBS chart that was saved in a version prior to the 4.1 version of WBS Chart Pro. Version 4.1 and higher of WBS Chart Pro contains a task sc heduling feature. This means that as you enter Start Dates, Finish Dates, Durations, Dependencies, etc ., WBS Chart Pro automatically calculates the schedule based on inform ation you input. WBS Chart Pro prior to version 4.1 did not do this. You could enter dates but they were not used for any schedule calculations. If you entered dates, durations, etc. in an old version of WBS Chart Pro and open this file with the current version of WBS Chart Pro, these dates will be recalculated using the new scheduling techniques.

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Displays a blank WBS chart from a Microsoft Project plan


No WBS chart (all tasks "Hidden" per the message at the bottom of the screen) If you attempt to create a WBS chart from a MS Project plan and WBS Chart Pro displays a blank screen, this is due to using Project 2003 SP2 or SP3. Microsoft decided to add a feature with these Service Packs that must be turned off. Reinstalling WBS Chart Pro should fix this (reboot first and do not start any other Office applications before reinstalling WBS Chart Pro). If reinstalling does not work, try the following: For Project 2003 SP3: 1. 2. 3. Open Project 2003 SP3. Go to Tools-Options-Security. Click the bottom option to "Allow loading files with Legac y or non default file formats".

For Project 2003 SP2 (only if reinstalling does not fix it): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Close Project 2003. Choose Start and select Run... Type Regedit and click OK. Doubleclick HKEY_CURRENT_USER and then Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\MS Project\Security Doubleclick the LegacyFiles item on the right and set the number to 2. If you do not see a LegacyFiles option on the right (if it only has Default and Level) then you need to add this entry. To do this select Edit-New-DWORD Value . Type LegacyFiles as the new name for this option and doubleclick it to open the form. Enter a 2 in the Value Data field and c lick OK. Exit the Registry.

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Contacting Critical Tools, Inc.


Company Address
Critical Tools, Inc. makes and distributes the Windows-based projec t management software, WBS Chart Pro and PERT Chart EXPERT . Contact: Critical Tools, Inc. 7308 West Rim Drive Austin, Texas 78731 USA 512-342-2232 512-342-2234 www.criticaltools.c om

Phone: Fax: Website:

Our website contains a detailed desc ription of our products plus downloadable dem o versions, online ordering and the latest product announcements. Sales Email: Support Email: sales@criticaltools.com support@criticaltools.com

Critical Tools, Inc. is a Microsoft Certified Partner. In addition, Critic al Tools has fulfilled all requirements and is active in the ISV/Software Solutions Competency of the Mic rosoft Certified Partner program. As part of this process, Critical Tools' software was independently tested and certified. Testing was conducted independently by VeriTest, a testing service of Lionbridge Technologies.

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Support
Critical Tools, Inc. offers free support for the current version of the WBS Chart Pro software. You can obtain support in the following ways: Phone Support: Support Hours: Email Support: 512-342-2232 8:00am 5:00pm US Central Time (Monday Friday) support@criticaltools.com

The majority of the time we can respond to your email inquiries the same day. Less frequently it will take us up to 24 hours. If you do not hear from us in 24 hours, we suggest you em ail again or call us at the number above.

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Index -AAbout WBS Chart Pro 157 Adding New Tasks 20 Align 133 Arrange Icons 152

-BBorder Names 145 Borders 123

-CCalendar 137 Cannot Merge 174 Cascade 150 Chart 126 Close 55 Company Address 181 Configuring a Network Version of MS Project 14 Configuring Microsoft Project 11 Confirm Unlink 173 Content and Index 154 Copy 83 Copying, Moving & Repositioning Tasks Creating a WBS chart from your MS Project plans 32 Custom Box Settings 131 Cut 82

-DDelete 91 Demo Limits Exceeded 177 Displaying Fields in Task Boxes 39

-EEntering Information 22 Exit 79

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Fields in WBS Chart Pro 45 File was saved in old WBS 179 Find 97 Find Next 98 Focus 110 Frequently Asked Questions 162

-GGoto 99 Goto PERT Chart EXPERT 146

-HHide Subtasks 108 HTML Template 172 Hyperlink Symbols 115

-IInsert After 88 Insert Before 87 Insert Subtask 90 Insert Summary 89 Installing on a Local PC 9 Installing on a Network 10 Invalid Data 166

-LLInes 130 List of Projects 153

-MMicrosoft Project 147 Microsoft Project Messages 168 Most Recently Used Files (1 2 3 4) 78

-NNew 52 No Calendar Available 171 Normal 101

-OOnline Layout 103 Open 53 page 184

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Opening WBS Charts 41 Options 148 Outline Symbols 114 Overview of Creating a WBS chart 19 Overwriting HTML Files 176

-PPage Layout 102 Page Layouts 63, 65 Page Setup 68 Paste After 85 Paste Before 84 Paste Subtask 86 PDF Files 162 Print 71 Print Preview 73 Printing 43 Product Registration 178 Progress Marks 112 Project Settings 135 Project Summary Task 113 Properties 75

-RRedo 81 Resources 139 Rollup 141

-SSave 56 Save As 57 Save As Picture 59 Save As Web Pages 60 Saving WBS charts 40 Scheduling 24 Select 100 Show All Subtasks 109 Show Only Summary Tasks 111 Show Subtasks 107 Summary Boxes 117 Support 182 System Requirements 8

-TTask Boxes 118 Task Information 92 Terminology and Basic Concepts 16 Tile 151 Tip of the Day 156, 155 Tips when using WBS Chart Pro with MS Project 34 page 185

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Toolbar 104 Toolbar Buttons 158 Transferring a WBS chart to Microsoft Project 31 Transferring a WBS chart to PERT Chart EX PERT 30

-UUnable to Open Linked Data File 170 Unable to Save Image 175 Undo 80 Unlink 74

-VViews 105

-WWhat is a WBS chart? 7 What is WBS Chart Pro? 5

-ZZoom 116

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