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Merlin – Download, install, start for the first time

on 17. April 2013

Installing Merlin for project management on your Mac with OS X is really easy and done in 3 steps.

Step 1. You download for free the Merlin zip archive from our website.
Step 2. Locate your Downloads. As soon as download completes, your Merlin application (blue wizards’ hat) will be automatically expanded there.
Step 3. There is no step three ;) You may use it right away.

To start Merlin on your Mac for the first time after download, just double click it and confirm by clicking on “Open” when your Mac (OS X GateKeeper) asks whether you are sure you want to open it.

Even though Merlin does not require a specific location on your hard disk to run, we recommend you move Merlin into the Applications folder. This will group it along with your other Mac applications, have it available for Launchpad and keeps your Downloads folder uncluttered.

You may also want to watch the described installation steps as a video (more…)

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Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou
Vicky Stamatopoulou works at ProjectWizards. She contributes to the MacPM.net blog, Merlin user forums, or other web spaces of ProjectWizards. The content provided is about Merlin or Mac usage, documentation, AppleScripting, or customization. Google+

Merlin – Combine projects

on 21. März 2013

There are various ways to combine projects into one master project.

Combine local Merlin projects – no Merlin Server involved:
If combining local projects of your local hard disk, you can select them all and drag onto Merlin‘s icon or double click them and select ‘combine’ or choose File > Combine Projects:

Combine shared Merlin Server projects:
If combining projects which are shared by Merlin Server, please proceed as shown here:

That is… you choose File >  Combine Projects, add the projects and open them by “remote open”. If the new master is to be shared by the same Merlin Server, save the file first on your local disk and copy it in a second step into the ‘Projects’* folder of Merlin Server.

 

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*) Or any other folder your Merlin Server shares.

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Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou
Vicky Stamatopoulou works at ProjectWizards. She contributes to the MacPM.net blog, Merlin user forums, or other web spaces of ProjectWizards. The content provided is about Merlin or Mac usage, documentation, AppleScripting, or customization. Google+

Merlin – change the preselected project calendar

on 19. Juni 2012

Merlin provides a user friendly interface to modifying the project calendar.

Project calendar can be accessed in a tab of the inspector when the top most row (row “#0″) in the activities view is selected.

In the “Regular” tab you may modify the work intervals of the working week days if required.

You may also choose to change the preselected project calendar all together and switch from “Standard” to “Night Shift” for example.

Just select the desired project calendar from the appropriate pop up on the top right area of the inspector and make it your main project calendar afterward.

Please find hereafter a screencast of those actions (more…)

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Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou
Vicky Stamatopoulou works at ProjectWizards. She contributes to the MacPM.net blog, Merlin user forums, or other web spaces of ProjectWizards. The content provided is about Merlin or Mac usage, documentation, AppleScripting, or customization. Google+