Vicky Stamatopoulou on 17. April 2013
Installing Merlin for project management on your Mac with OS X is really easy and done in 3 steps.
Step 1. You download for free the Merlin zip archive from our website.
Step 2. Locate your Downloads. As soon as download completes, your Merlin application (blue wizards’ hat) will be automatically expanded there.
Step 3. There is no step three You may use it right away.
To start Merlin on your Mac for the first time after download, just double click it and confirm by clicking on “Open” when your Mac (OS X GateKeeper) asks whether you are sure you want to open it.
Even though Merlin does not require a specific location on your hard disk to run, we recommend you move Merlin into the Applications folder. This will group it along with your other Mac applications, have it available for Launchpad and keeps your Downloads folder uncluttered.
You may also want to watch the described installation steps as a video (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 21. March 2013
There are various ways to combine projects into one master project.
Combine local Merlin projects – no Merlin Server involved:
If combining local projects of your local hard disk, you can select them all and drag onto Merlin‘s icon or double click them and select ‘combine’ or choose File > Combine Projects:
Combine shared Merlin Server projects:
If combining projects which are shared by Merlin Server, please proceed as shown here:
That is… you choose File > Combine Projects, add the projects and open them by “remote open”. If the new master is to be shared by the same Merlin Server, save the file first on your local disk and copy it in a second step into the ‘Projects’* folder of Merlin Server.
*) Or any other folder your Merlin Server shares.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 19. June 2012
Merlin provides a user friendly interface to modifying the project calendar.
Project calendar can be accessed in a tab of the inspector when the top most row (row “#0″) in the activities view is selected.
In the “Regular” tab you may modify the work intervals of the working week days if required.
You may also choose to change the preselected project calendar all together and switch from “Standard” to “Night Shift” for example.
Just select the desired project calendar from the appropriate pop up on the top right area of the inspector and make it your main project calendar afterward.
Please find hereafter a screencast of those actions (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 22. September 2011
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 15. July 2011
We have explained in the past how to share your projects with Merlin or Merlin Server for access over a web browser or iOS access. This post and the contained screencast shows how to share a project over your Merlin for Mac OS X application for collaboration with other Merlin users.
To start publishing…
To open the published project…
Screencast of those actions… (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 29. April 2011
Merlin displays two ruler grid levels for the time line on the Gantt chart per default for new empty projects. One in days and another in calendar weeks. Depending on the planned work values of your activities, you may want to zoom in or out the time scale. To do so, simply click the according buttons on the bottom of the window.
Should you however need more ruler grid levels, you may define up to four. To add another grid, just click on the arrow pointing down on the right end of a grid level and select ‘Add top row’.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 28. February 2011
We have wrote in the past how to secure your Merlin projects when wanting them to be accessed over the web by a supported web browser.
Are you wondering how to proceed when requiring password protected access over the iPhone or iPad app?
The answer is… very similar to how you do for web sharing and access.
On your Mac with Merlin for Mac OS X…
On your Merlin app on the iPhone or iPad
For those of you preferring pictures over words, check out the following screencasts. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 21. September 2010
In Merlin documentation, online help and various other web spaces one can read how to share projects for the iPhone when using Merlin for Mac OS X. The procedure is straight forwards. You open the projects in Merlin for Mac OS X, you call the publishing dialog by a click onto the yellow horn symbol, and start iPhone sharing.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 9. September 2010
We have described in a previous post the necessary steps for securing your Merlin projects. Pretty easily as you may already know; you either promote an existing resource to a user, or create a new resource just for the login purpose, configure its permissions in the ‘permissions’ inspector and hide your project from anonymous users.
Easy? Yes of course, but why do we mention an old post if everything is said in it? Well it’s obvious, isn’t? What our blog post didn’t do was to provide a short screencast of these actions.
This is done here, (more…)