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Project Viewer Required

Project Viewer Required

Project Viewer Required

Okay - I have a project plan, all beautifully populated with resources and tasks. In Project I like to split the screen and have Task Sheet on top and Resource Usage down below; this lets me then select a user and see their demand and capacity.

Is there a decent viewer that will let me do this? It's quite crucial that I am able to select one or more resource to see their usage.

Alternatively, I would like to be able to have "resource sheet" on top and "resource usage" at the bottom.

RE: Project Viewer Required

I'm afraid I don't follow. Are you looking for a product which will allow you to view a Project file outside of Project? If so, a search for "Project Viewers" will turn up several. If however, you want to view all resources in the Resource usage view, then a split screen will not show you what you need. A split screen shows information in the lower pane based upon what you have selected in the upper pane. If you select a task in the task sheet - you'll see the Resource usage for resources assigned to that task. If you want the full Resource Usage - show a new window of the file then arrange the windows and switch the views as needed.

RE: Project Viewer Required

Hi Julie

sorry - I didn't make myself totally clear. I use MS Project and can split screen and see exactly what I need, but I have colleagues who don't have MS Project and rather than pay for additional licences, I would like a Project Viewer that does what I need. I have downloaded 5 or 6 different viewers and can't find any that are suitable, so:

- the viewer needs to show split screen
- top half being task view or resource sheet
- bottom half resource usage
- selecting one or more resources in the top displays their usage in the bottom


RE: Project Viewer Required

Ah, I see. I'm afraid I can't be of much assistance - I don't have in-depth knowledge of the viewers available on the market. The best I can suggest is doing what you are already doing - download and try.

RE: Project Viewer Required

Hi Scott,

I have some bad news for you. I also was looking for a viewer since we too also have users without Project. IF you don't have Project server, there isn't a stand alone viewer out there that my IT or myself could locate. If you do find one, can you please post it so others can use it too.


RE: Project Viewer Required

Hi Mike,
You were unable to find any Project viewers or just ones that met your criteria?

RE: Project Viewer Required

Couldn't find a project viewer at all :(

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