Frank Blome on 23. December 2011
ProjectWizards is now offering personal one-on-one training and coaching for Merlin users via the web. If you are interested in scheduling time with a Merlin Trainer who is focused specifically on how you are using Merlin and the specific challenges you are working through, then please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The agenda for the time you book is entirely up to you, but should focus on the use of Merlin on Mac OS X and Project Management. The more detail you can bring to the session about the particular issues you are facing, the easier it will be for us to make sure the time is spent addressing the things you are most concerned about.
The cost for the session is $200/hour with a 2-hour minimum. Sessions are conducted via GotoTraining and payment must be made before the session begins. The availability is limited, orders will be handled first come, first serve.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 7. July 2011
In Merlin you can setup the columns individually. You may switch off the visibility of the per default displayed columns, or choose to display others. You may change their order by drag & drop on the display, and of course change their width.
As soon as you have the desired setup you can save it as a “Column Set”. To do so, ctrl (or right) click the column titles and call “Column Sets > Save…”.
Merlin brings up a dialogue for you to type in the name of the column set. You have the option to save (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 11. May 2011
From time to time we get asked whether it is possible to split an activity in Merlin so it can be assigned to various resources at different time periods. Well, you will not find an explicit function doing so, but if you like, you may use the following AppleScript.
If you save it under ~/Library/Application Support/Merlin/SendToMenu it will always be accessible in Merlin over the File > Send To submenu.
(* This script can split an activity into two. Keeps assignments and can enter lead or lag between them. Version 1.0 Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou For ProjectWizards Nov 4, 2009 version 1.1 changed on May 11, 2011 changed by Vicky Stamatopoulou info: added more error checks version 1.2 changed on May 23, 2011 changed by Vicky Stamatopoulou info: solved an issue with assignments, completion percentage, and actual start date. *)
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 16. February 2011
If you want to enter some exceptional working days in a Merlin project, for example when needing to plan and schedule work during the weekend, you do this in the ‘working time’ inspector.
If you need this information for the whole project, you click the top most entry in the activities views. You switch to the ‘working time’ inspector and add an exception for the specific date in the ‘exceptions’ tab. (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 15. February 2011
If you require to print your Merlin project schedule and want to layout it so it can contain your logo and maybe other relevant project information, this is how to do so.
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 1. February 2011
This post shows how to do the same for enabling access by the web browser across networks. But a bit of theory first.
Web sharing on MerlinServer…
And the router usually blocks cross networks connections if not mentioned otherwise
Now to the practical part… (more…)
Vicky Stamatopoulou on 7. January 2011
When wanting to install Merlin on a new mac and need to transfer your license from the old mac, just check the following path:
HD > Users > Your Username > Library > Application Support > Merlin > Licenses
Have you customized report templates as required for the management of your projects? Saved project templates, advanced searches, column sets or workspaces on your mac and want to transfer those files as well? Just check the paths mentioned here.