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  • Windows
  • Mac
QWhich versions of Microsoft® Project files (.mpp) are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports: Microsoft® Project 2016, Microsoft® Project 2013, Microsoft® Project 2010 and Microsoft® Project 2007 .mpp file versions.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support .mpp files created in Microsoft® Project 2016?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports viewing, analyzing and printing project files created in Microsoft® Project 2016. With Seavus Project Viewer, the user will see the same visual effects as those in Microsoft® Project 2016, such as the new style contained in the Gantt bars for Auto and Manually scheduled task, Inactive task as well as Gantt bars style colors and fonts.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support .mpp files created in Microsoft® Project 2013?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports viewing, analyzing and printing project files created in Microsoft® Project 2013, in addition to all previous versions of Microsoft® Project, from Microsoft® Project 2007 onward. With Seavus Project Viewer, the user will see the same visual effects as those in Microsoft® Project 2010, such as the new 3-D style contained in the Gantt bars for Auto and Manually scheduled task, Inactive task as well as Gantt bars style colors and fonts.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support .mpp files created in Microsoft® Project 2007?
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Yes, starting from Seavus Project Viewer 2007 version, all project plans created in Microsoft® Project 2007 are fully supported. While working with Seavus Project Viewer 2007, users can view a new 3-D style for Gantt bars.

QDo you have a Web based version of the Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer™ is now also available as web based application with limited set of functionalities compared to the standard desktop versions. In order to use it and be able to open MPP files, you need to have Google Drive account where the files need to be stored. The Web application can be found on this LINK.
QWhat is graphical report?
AGraphical report is a new feature implemented in Seavus Project Viewer 11, that allows users to build reports that contains charts and tables, based on project’s data. Every time the project plan is open, the graphical reports are automatically updated. The updates depends from the information inside the project plan. Using the visual reports team members can view the upcoming tasks, which tasks are behind the schedule or to get information regarding the critical tasks in the project plan while the other project participant, such as team leads, project stakeholders can observe the tasks and resource costs and analyze whether they are aligned according the project budget or to be informed about the project status via the burndown reports.
QWhich report categories are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports three graphical report’s categories, with the following reports implemented:
  • Dashboard
  • Resources
  • Cost
QCan I customize the graphical report?
AYes, all graphical reports in Seavus Project Viewer are customizable. You can change the chart type, add or remove fields that are visually presented in the chart, sort chart information, customize the position, font, font size and the color of the report’s label, customize the position, font, font size, font color as well as the fill of the table’s cells, etc.
QCan I save reports customization?
AYes, every modification that is made in the graphical reports is saved. There is no conventional “Save” button that you have to hit every time when you want to save something. Seavus Project Viewer automatically saves every adjustment that is made in the report. If you want to clear all customization that is done in the report(s) and apply the initial overall visual style, you have to choose the “Reset” reports feature from the “Reports” ribbon.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support Microsoft® Windows 10?
ASeavus Project Viewer™ supports the Microsoft® Windows 10 Operating System. This is in addition to our currently supported platforms (Microsoft® Windows 8.1, Microsoft® Windows 8, Microsoft® Windows 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista, Microsoft® Windows 2012/2012 R2 Server, Microsoft® Windows 2008/2008 R2 Server).
QWhich file formats, besides .mpp can be opened by Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer can open project files saved in the following file formats: .ssv, .xml, .xls, .mdb and .mpd files.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support .mpt files?
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Yes, Seavus Project Viewer supports .mpt files (e.g. global templates featuring views, filters, groups, or tables created specifically for employee needs).

QDoes Seavus Project Viewer opens .mpp files fast?
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Seavus Project Viewer™ is a light weight, yet powerful application that does not require a lot of memory, and still has amazing characteristics when opening .mpp files:

  • Files up to 1 MB in less than 1 sec.
  • Files up to 10 MB in less than 5 sec.

In addition, Seavus Project Viewer™ supports large .mpp files up to 10 GB.

The above specifications and limits are supported when you run Seavus Project Viewer™ on Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (as a minimum software requirement), although actual limits and performance speed depend on your computer's configuration. Note that out of memory errors may occur before you reach the listed limits.

QIs Seavus Project Viewer™ integrated with Microsoft® SharePoint?
AYes, Seavus Project Viewer™ is fully integrated with Microsoft® SharePoint. With Microsoft’s SharePoint integration within Seavus Project Viewer, you do not need a web browser any more for accessing the project files. The workflow is more than simple: Project Manager creates and uploads project plan from Microsoft Project to Microsoft SharePoint. Using the SharePoint functionality in Seavus Project Viewer and its Windows credentials, the team member connects to the specified site where the project plan is located and downloads it. Once the project plan is loaded in Seavus Project plan, team member can use all implemented features for better viewing/printing project’s assignments.
QCan I use Seavus Project Viewer™ on my Windows Phone 8?
AYes, we have a version of Seavus Project Viewer™ for Windows Phone 8. It is designed for opening and viewing Microsoft project plans (.mpp files) on your Windows phone with limited set of functionalities compared to the standard desktop versions. You can find this application HERE.
QIs there a Seavus Project Viewer™ for Windows RT?
AYes, we have a version of Seavus Project Viewer™ for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It is designed for opening and viewing Microsoft project plans (.mpp files) on your tablet device with limited set of functionalities compared to the standard desktop versions. You can find this application HERE.
QCan I use Seavus Project Viewer™ on my Android device?
AYes, we have a version of Seavus Project Viewer™ for Android. The minimum needed Android version is 4.0. It is designed for opening and viewing Microsoft project plans (.mpp files) on your Android device with limited set of functionalities compared to the standard desktop versions. You can find this application HERE.
QWhat type of file format is .ssv?
ASeavus Secure Project File(.ssv) is a file format that is generated from Microsoft® Project while using Seavus Secure View. It allows project managers to lock and hide columns that contain information which is not appropriate for certain team members' viewing and saves it in .ssv file format. When this file is opened in Seavus Project Viewer, users view only the information that should be displayed.

Supported EPM Versions

 

QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support Enterprise fields?
ASeavus Project Viewer besides presenting the standard project columns, supports as well displaying Enterprise fields from Enterprise projects imported from Project Server 2007.
QWhich versions of Microsoft Project Server are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports the following version of Microsoft Project Server:
  • Microsoft Project Server 2013
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Project Server 2007
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer open Master Project plans published on Microsoft Project Server?
AStarting with version 8.5, Seavus Project Viewer™ can import Master Project plans published on Microsoft® Project Server 2007/2010/2013
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer open project plans published on Microsoft Project Server 2013?
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Yes, starting from Seavus Project Viewer 8.5 version, all project plans created in Microsoft® Project 2013 environment are fully supported

QWhich versions of Microsoft® Project files (.mpp) are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports: Microsoft® Project 2016, Microsoft® Project 2013, Microsoft® Project 2010 and Microsoft® Project 2007 .mpp file versions.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support .mpp files created in Microsoft® Project 2016?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports viewing, analyzing and printing project files created in Microsoft® Project 2016. With Seavus Project Viewer, the user will see the same visual effects as those in Microsoft® Project 2016, such as the new style contained in the Gantt bars for Auto and Manually scheduled task, Inactive task as well as Gantt bars style colors and fonts.
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer support .mpp files created in Microsoft® Project 2013?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports viewing, analyzing and printing project files created in Microsoft® Project 2013, in addition to all previous versions of Microsoft® Project, from Microsoft® Project 2007 onward. With Seavus Project Viewer, the user will see the same visual effects as those in Microsoft® Project 2010, such as the new 3-D style contained in the Gantt bars for Auto and Manually scheduled task, Inactive task as well as Gantt bars style colors and fonts.
QWhat is graphical report?
AGraphical report is a new feature implemented in Seavus Project Viewer 11, that allows users to build reports that contains charts and tables, based on project’s data. Every time the project plan is open, the graphical reports are automatically updated. The updates depends from the information inside the project plan. Using the visual reports team members can view the upcoming tasks, which tasks are behind the schedule or to get information regarding the critical tasks in the project plan while the other project participant, such as team leads, project stakeholders can observe the tasks and resource costs and analyze whether they are aligned according the project budget or to be informed about the project status via the burndown reports.
QWhich report categories are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
ASeavus Project Viewer supports three graphical report’s categories, with the following reports implemented:
  • Dashboard
  • Resources
  • Cost
QCan I customize the graphical report?
AYes, all graphical reports in Seavus Project Viewer are customizable. You can change the chart type, add or remove fields that are visually presented in the chart, sort chart information, customize the position, font, font size and the color of the report’s label, customize the position, font, font size, font color as well as the fill of the table’s cells, etc.
QCan I save reports customization?
AYes, every modification that is made in the graphical reports is saved. There is no conventional “Save” button that you have to hit every time when you want to save something. Seavus Project Viewer automatically saves every adjustment that is made in the report. If you want to clear all customization that is done in the report(s) and apply the initial overall visual style, you have to choose the “Reset” reports feature from the “Reports” ribbon.
QWhat are the system requirements for installing Seavus Project Viewer?
AThe system requirements for installing Seavus Project Viewer are:
  • Intel processor (Power PC not supported)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 70 MB of available hard disk space (during installation)
  • 1024x768 @16-bit color (1280x800 @24-bit color or higher recommended)
QWhat operating systems is Seavus Project Viewer compatible with?
ASeavus Project Viewer is compatible with the following Mac OS X versions:
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
QDoes Seavus Project Viewer opens .mpp files fast?
A

Seavus Project Viewer™ is a light weight, yet powerful application that does not require a lot of memory, and still has amazing characteristics when opening .mpp files:

  • Files up to 1 MB in less than 1 sec.
  • Files up to 10 MB in less than 5 sec.

In addition, Seavus Project Viewer™ supports large .mpp files up to 10 GB.

The above specifications and limits are supported when you run Seavus Project Viewer™ on supported platforms, although actual limits and performance speed depend on your computer's configuration. Note that out of memory errors may occur before you reach the listed limits.

QWhich views are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
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The following standard views, available by default in Microsoft® Project, are supported by the Seavus Project Viewer

  • Gantt Chart
  • Task Sheet
  • Resource Sheet
  • Team Planner

The presentation of the views in Seavus Project Viewer™ fully matches Microsoft® Project views, providing the same display of the project information to any project stakeholder using Seavus Project Viewer™, as the display available to the project managers working in Microsoft® Project.

QWhich languages are supported by Seavus Project Viewer?
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Seavus Project Viewer is Multilanguage application. It is translated on the following languages that you can work on: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese (Brazil) and Chinese (Simplified).

The order of languages used by Seavus Project Viewer is set in “Language & Text preferences”. If Seavus Project Viewer is not localized (translated) for the first language in the list, it will use the next available language in the list..