How to define custom shortcuts?
Do you like to use keyboard shortcuts and want to assign some menu options from Merlin Project to keyboard shortcuts?
You can simply use the option for keyboard shortcuts available in the Apple system.
For example, if you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to the 50% completion from the Edit menu, do the following:Read more...
Controlling Merlin Project With the Keyboard
Do you sometimes feel the same way, you absolutely have to finish a job, but you forgot to charge the wireless mouse? With the current Magic Mouse from Apple, you have a problem because you can't use it while it's charging. If you are lucky, you still have a mouse as a spare. I do not have one.
Good thing I like to work with the Mac keyboard shortcuts anyway, so I know many by heart.
⌘S for saving a file or
⌘P for opening the print menu
are regularly in use - even if the mouse is not exactly down.Read more...
Merlin Project 8.1.8 Is Released
We have just released the version 8.1.8. This free update is important for Merlin Project.
- If you work with Merlin Project from the App Store, a new version will be made available to you after checking the Mac App Store.
- If you have downloaded Merlin Project from this website, update this version for free using the menu command in the app "Check for updates ...".
- The version for the iPad and iPhone appears automatically in the App Store after verification by Apple.
We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.
You can find the minimum system requirements here.
Merlin Project: Base Costs Report as PDF
We received following question recently:
I’m using the latest version of Merlin Project on a mac and have created a project file where I needed to insert various base costs. I know Merlin Project sums them into planned, expected or actual base costs, but my client requested a detailed Base Costs Report to be printed or read in Preview or Acrobat Reader. The report should list all Base Costs on my project and export their properties. Is this possible?
To meet the requirement described above, you may use an AppleScript solution we developed.Read more...
Merlin Project: Create Project Handbook as PDF
We received the following question just recently:
I’m using the latest version of Merlin Project on a mac and have created a project file for a client. He has requested a project handbook to be printed or read in Preview or Acrobat Reader. The project handbook should list activities and attachments in a master–detail interface and export a set of predefined properties I am interested in. I don't mind if I need to use a script but I would like the action to do all works in one go; ie. iterate the items, extract the data and create the PDF. Is this possible?
One way to implement the customer's request would certainly be to use the File > Export > Image menu to export customized project views to PDFs or to call File > Print to print your documents.
However, to meet the requirement described above, an AppleScript solution developed by us comes in handy.Read more...