Frequent questions about ProjectWork
❯How can I convert a Microsoft Project file to a ProjectWork file?
This is done by means of a .xml file. Save your Microsoft Project schedule as XML.
Import the .xml file in ProjectWork at menu Project > Upload > Microsoft Project XML import.
After the import you can see the schedule in ProjectWork and work from there with auto-save in Google Drive.
❯Can I print the schedule?
A printed schedule does not have the benefits of an online schedule: always view and edit the latest version where you have internet.
For a paper print you can print the schedule via the browser (Ctrl+P). Before printing you can preview and adjust the scale by setting a percentage in the browser. You can also print the schedule to a .pdf file which can be sent by email and printed later.
Printing on a limited size needs a compromise between details and readability. In ProjectWork you can collapse summary tasks, hide columns and change the timescale of the Gantt chart before printing to fit the schedule readable on a page.
See also the manual.
❯How do I set a baseline in Google Sheets and then view the delta with the current status ?
Start the baseline of a schedule by publishing from ProjectWork Team (menu) > Publish > spreadsheet in Google Drive (dialog) > Create new spreadsheet. Follow these steps per spreadsheet column you want to use for the baseline:
- Copy the column. Rename the header of the copied column to indicate it as baseline.
- Add a column to calculate the difference between current (original column) and baseline (copied column).
- Calculate the difference in the delta column using cell formula's and format the column accordingly.
You can now update the schedule in ProjectWork Team. Update the earlier created spreadsheet in the same dialog as above to get the difference with the kept baseline: the non-copied original column(s) will update and the delta column(s) as well, the baseline column(s) remain unchanged. You can extend your report with for instance multiple baselines and charts.
❯How do I remove ProjectWork from my Google Drive?
You can remove ProjectWork from your Google Drive by selecting Manage Apps from the Google Drive settings at the right top of Google Drive window. Also see Google Help.
Find ProjectWork and select Disconnect from Drive.
❯Can a manager buy a license for a team member?
The team member orders the license period in ProjectWork to make sure the right account is ordered. With a right mouse click on the PayPal Buy Now button the team member copies the link and sends it to the manager to click and pay.
The team member should not click the button and not open the PayPal tab, this will give a different link. The link sent to the manager contains all information to process the order correctly, do not change it.