There are a number of useful Keyboard and Mouse shortcuts available in Viewpath.
1. Select Rows Instead of Checkboxes
Rather than clicking on individual checkboxes, simply click along the left side of the checkboxes and drag your mouse:
Note: Selecting a row along the left side of the checkbox rather than in a checkbox will clear out any other items you may have selected. If, for example, you have selected WBS 12.5 on your task list, then go to WBS 5 with the intention of deleting WBS 5, if you click in the checkbox, both items will be selected. But if you click on the space to the left of the "5" then task 12.5 will be deselected. This will help you to avoid deleting items unintentionally.
Ctrl or Cmd Keys
If you select WBS 5, hold down the Ctrl or Cmd key on your keyboard then select WBS 10, both rows will be selected just as if you had used the checkboxes.
2. Horizontal Scrolling on the Timeline Gantt Chart
Maneuvering on the timeline is simple. Any tasks not falling within the currently displayed time frame (a day, a week, a month, , etc.) will sit on the left or right of the timeline. Simply click on the task you want to see focused in the middle of the timeline, and the timeline will automatically adjust to the time frame around that task.
3. Select Multiple Cells
There are two ways to select multiple cells in Viewpath (e.g. if you want to select several "% Complete" cells to update simultaneously):
- Click and drag adjacent cells
- Select 1 cell, hold down the Ctrl key then select a non-adjacent cell so those two cells are selected
You can then hit the enter key, and type or paste in the same values into these cells or, in the case of % Complete, simply select the checkbox to mark all selected tasks as complete.
4. Cut, Copy and Paste
Let's say you have assigned a task to three resources and there are other tasks you want to assign to those same three resources. If you select the Assigned cell and type Ctrl C, you can then select one or more cells associated with other tasks and use Ctrl V to paste those resources into those tasks.
This copy/paste function works in any cells which allows data input (e.g. Duration, Start/Finish, Complete).
Copy Data to Paste into Excel
Expose any columns with data which you want to have exported. Select the checkboxes for the rows you want to export. Then use Ctrl C to copy the selected data. You can then open any spreadsheet (Excel, Google Drive, or Numbers) and paste those values.
5. Other Keyboard Commands
Other keyboard commands include:
- SHIFT+ENTER will insert a new record underneath the currently selected one
- SHIFT+CTRL+ENTER will insert a new child underneath the current selected one.
either of those FOCUSes on the newly inserted task so you can start typing and edit it's name if so desired.
- SHIFT+ENTER to commit a currently edited task name that also inserts a new record and focuses on it.