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Steelray Project Viewer

  • Can I Open an Excel file with Viewer?

    Yes, but the Excel file has to be in a specific format.  To use this feature, download and examine two files: https://steelray.com/template/SteelrayForExcel.xlt - This is an Excel template file that has a template on the first tab and instructions on the second tab. https://steelray.com/template...
  • Does Microsoft make a project viewer?

    They do not. Since many users of Microsoft Project purchase it for viewing only, it would be bad for their sales to offer a viewer.
  • Does Viewer run in a Citrix Environment? Can Steelray Project Viewer be installed on a server?

    Steelray is Citrix-compliant. Steelray may be installed and run on a desktop or a server.
  • Does Viewer run on Unix distributions?

    While we don't test on or officially support Unix, our customers have told us that they are running Steelray on FreeBSD and other Unix distributions without issues.
  • Does Viewer run on Windows 7?

    Microsoft's support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020 and while we believe there are no issues related to running Steelray Project Viewer on Windows 7, we would not be able to support a Windows 7 issue if it ended up requiring an operating system patch.
  • Does Viewer run on Windows? Mac? Linux?

    Since March 2021, Viewer is only supported on versions of Microsoft Windows supported by Microsoft.  Before March 2021, Viewer ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux.  At that time, we dropped support for Mac and Linux due to low demand. Steelray Project Viewer runs on most modern versions of Windows (3...
  • Downloading Viewer on a Mac results in problems opening and running the installer. How do I fix this?

    (Since March 2021, Viewer is only supported on versions of Microsoft Windows supported by Microsoft.  Before March 2021, Viewer ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux.  At that time, we dropped support for Mac and Linux due to low demand. This article remains for those running unsupported versions.) In ...
  • How do I install the Linux version?

    (Since March 2021, Viewer is only supported on versions of Microsoft Windows supported by Microsoft.  Before March 2021, Viewer ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux.  At that time, we dropped support for Mac and Linux due to low demand. This article remains for those running unsupported versions.) Ins...
  • How much disk space does Viewer require on Windows?

    Viewer requires about 200 MB on Windows.
  • In Viewer, how do I set up task updates for Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 and newer?

    Starting with Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft buried their "project properties." This made preparing the project for task update in Viewer a little tricky. Open the project within Microsoft Project. In the File menu, you should see the option for Info. Select it. On the right, there is drop-do...
  • Is Steelray Project Viewer available in languages other than English?

    Steelray Project Viewer is available in English, Spanish, German, and French. Steelray displays International characters if the proper (Arial Unicode MS in Windows) fonts are installed.
  • Mac installer is blocked from use

    (Since March 2021, Viewer is only supported on versions of Microsoft Windows supported by Microsoft.  Before March 2021, Viewer ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux.  At that time, we dropped support for Mac and Linux due to low demand. This article remains for those running unsupported versions.) OS ...
  • Mac installer is damaged and can’t be opened.

    (Since March 2021, Viewer is only supported on versions of Microsoft Windows supported by Microsoft.  Before March 2021, Viewer ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux.  At that time, we dropped support for Mac and Linux due to low demand. This article remains for those running unsupported versions.) OS ...
  • Troubleshooting the Update Task feature in Steelray Project Viewer

    Using the Update Task feature from the Task Detail View, you can notify your project manager by e-mail of updates on your progress within a project. This feature is more fully documented in the Viewer user guide. If the email is not being sent and you are seeing an error, such as "Username and P...
  • What are the system requirements for Steelray Project Viewer?

    Administrator privileges required for installation. Hardware Available Disk Space: 500 MB Memory: Same memory requirements as installed operating system Display Resolution: 1024x768 or higher Software Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10 (7u85 and above), Windows 8.x (Desktop). (As of March...
  • What kinds of files can Steelray Project Viewer open?

    Steelray Project Viewer can open files created in Microsoft Project 98 through the present version. Supported file types include: .mpp (the native format in Microsoft Project). Primavera .XER UN/CEFACT XML Excel (using our Excel template)