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Merlin Project: Resource Image

News from the Support team

You use Merlin Project to plan your projects? Then you already know what resources are and how to insert them for assignments on your activities.

For those who don’t, resource is a term for people, materials and equipment used in the project. Merlin Project offers the following resource types: Person, Material, Company, Equipment

Add an image for each resource in your project. This will help you easily locate a resource in the views.

Resource image in preconfigured views

Merlin Project supplies preconfigured views that show the resource image.


Posted by Peter Meier on February 22nd, 2021 under Products
Tags: merlin-project-express merlin-project support macOS

Merlin Project: Use Dependencies, Remove Static Dates, Stay flexible

Merlin Project Support

With Merlin Project you are free to plan your project in any way you find it more suitable. You can plan in Work breakdown with Gantt, as a Mind Map, a Kanban board. Just pick the view you need and customize it to your needs.

While Mind Map is not focusing on time constrains, when viewing the Gantt of your project, you are interested in its scheduling. So you might already intuitively dragged the activity's bar on the Gantt to fix it to a specific time frame, or entered dates in the Given Start column or the Plan inspector.

And we have to admit, there is nothing wrong about that, other than the manual work you are putting into these actions of setting static date constrains and loosing flexibility.

How to stay flexible for scheduling changes in the future?
The answer is easy; use Dependencies

  • Merlin Project offers following Dependency types: End to Start, Start to Start, End to End, Start to End
  • Dependencies can be combined with a lead or a lag.
  • You can define Dependencies graphically, enter the Predecessor's (or Successor's) number in the according outline column, use the inspector, or the Link toolbar icon. Read here more…

Converting a static scheduling into a flexible one

Let's consider following sample project.


Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on February 8th, 2021 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support dependencies

Communication From User to User: The Customer Forum

Customer Forum

In recent years, the way companies and customers interact with each other has changed. In order to obtain information, many customers prefer open discussion and exchange of opinions instead of the classic communication channels (telephone, e-mail or classic mail). They are happy to use the experience of other users to help them form their own opinions. After all, they often trust these experiences more than the provider himself, who only wants to market and sell his product.


Posted by Stefanie Blome on October 20th, 2020 under merlin-project
Tags: forum kunden-dialog support community

Merlin Project or Merlin Project Express: Damaged after the download

Merlin Project Support

Occasionally we receive following question:
I've downloaded Merlin on my mac. When launching the application I get the error message saying that it is damaged. How to solve this?


Posted by Peter Meier on October 5th, 2020 under Products
Tags: merlin-project merlin-project-express support damaged

Merlin Project: Report With Project Objective

Merlin Project Support

We received following question just recently:
I’m using the latest version of Merlin Project. I have created a draft project file for a client who has requested regular status report. When I generate a report there’s a field with a heading “Objective” which shows blank on my reports, but is filled-in on the reports from your built-in templates and the help guide. Where can I edit the field in my project as this would be useful to have?

Merlin Project - report view of a template

Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on August 5th, 2020 under Products
Tags: merlin-project support objective

The Merlin Project Magic on the Mac and iPad

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