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MSP Pro 2010 - how to launch and use the WBS to Visio convertor

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  • I want to create a Visio diagram (like an org chart) from the WBS in my Project.  Go to Customize Ribbon, Add Ins, folllowed what I thought were  "intuitive" steps, extected to see the command appear in a ribbon, but nothing happens.  Anyone done this successfully before?
    Saturday, May 07, 2011 1:49 AM

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  • Hi,

    sorry, I have no experience with Visio converter? Have you already the Visual Reports of Project 2010? Project ribbon - Visual Reports. Task Staus Report should give you what you are looking for. If you open this report, you will only see data for Outline Level 1. But all data is there, just select the object with your Project and select the Tasks pick list to add other levels in Add Category section. Does this show what you are looking for?

    Regards
    Barbara


    Saturday, May 07, 2011 4:45 AM
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  • I don't have a Task Status Report listed in Visual Reports.  My release is 14.0.4751.1000  - am I missing an update?
    Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:27 PM
  • Hi,

    there is no update necessary to see this report, if Visio is installed on the same computer. Have you Visio and Project installed in the same language?If you are using different languages, templates will not be displayed until you use "Include report templates from" and navigate to your template folder or run Project in the language of Visio. In C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates, you will perhaps find folders for languages, like 1033 for English when running different languages. Are you able to find ptskst_m.vst in any of them?

    Regards
    Barbara

    Monday, May 09, 2011 4:20 AM
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  • Spotwelder --

    You can only see Visual Reports for Visio if you have Visio Professional 2010 or higher installed on your computer.  Does that explain the mystery? Let us know and we will try to help.


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    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:52 AM
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  • Hi Dale,

    you are completely correct, Professional version is required. But from my knowledge, 2007 or higher is sufficient?

    Regards
    Barbara

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:02 AM
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  • Barbara and all --

    Oops!  In order to use Visio Visual Reports in Microsoft Project 2010, the user must have Visio Professional 2007 or 2010 or higher.  Thanks for requesting the clarification!  :)


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:39 AM
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  • Hi SpotWelder,

    You can try to download Visio 2010 add-in for WBS Modeler from http://visiotoolbox.com/2010/add-ins.aspx which converts MS Project WBS into Visio diagram. When you install the add-in and run it go to top menu bar -> WBS Modeler -> Import so it will import all the tasks from the project plan that is open.


    Sapna S
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:18 AM
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