Welcome to MacroView Project 365
Project 365 is the ideal document and email management solution for any organisation where activity is organised into projects, such as engineering departments.
Project 365 is a collection of MacroView software and plugins designed for organisations to easily manage documents, emails and projects using SharePoint Online (Office 365).
MacroView Project 365 includes the following software, plugins and configurations:
- MacroView DMF
- MacroView ClauseBank
- Structure for SharePoint environment: sites for clients and document sets for projects
- Creation of site content types: Project Document Set, Project Document, Email
- Search panels: Projects, Project Documents
- Shortcuts to: Create New Project, Create New Document
This guide contains everything you need to get started with your first installation. Remember to sign into the MacroView Help Centre and have your license key ready before beginning this tutorial.
If you don’t have a MacroView Help Centre account, you can create one by clicking Sign in in the top right and selecting Sign up. If you haven’t got a license key you can evaluate MacroView Project 365 free for 30 days by completing an evaluation form.
You must have a Help Centre account and hold an evaluation or full license for MacroView Project to proceed with this guide. Click on the sections below to get started.
This section covers installing MacroView Project 365 to your local machine, licensing the package and setting up your SharePoint Online tenant.
Step 1: Download and Install the MacroView Project
- Close Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Reader.
- Download the MacroView Project that corresponds with your version of Windows from the Downloads site.
- Double-click the downloaded file to start the MacroView Project Setup Wizard.
- If you wish to install MacroView ClauseBank you must click the Options button found on the license agreement page and check the box titled MacroView ClauseBank to include it in your Project installation.
- Click Install to begin installing MacroView Project 365.
Step 2: Add your SharePoint Online (Office 365) server
In this step you will enter your SharePoint Online (Office 365) tenancy details to use with MacroView DMF. Once configured, the tenancy will display in the MacroView tree view allowing you to interact with your SharePoint environment.
- First, double-click on the MacroView DMF desktop icon to open MacroView DMF Explorer.
- Open the File menu, choose Options and go to the Servers
- Click Add to associate an existing SharePoint site collection with MacroView DMF
The Server window allows you to enter your SharePoint server location, create a server name and configure advanced settings.
- In the Server Name field, enter a display name for your Office 365 tenancy. This will appear as a new top-level node in the Browse mode of MacroView DMF.
- In the Server Path box, enter the URL path to your SharePoint Online (Office 365) tenancy.
- Note: You must have at least read access to the entered Server Path to activate the license.
- In the Server Type drop-down, select SharePoint Online (Office 365).
- Now that you have entered your server details, License Status will display one of the following:
- - This indicates that your SharePoint server path is valid but not yet licensed for use with MacroView DMF. Please continue to Step 3: Activate your MacroView product licenses.
- - This indicates that your SharePoint server path has been verified and licensed with MacroView. Skip forward to the next major section, Section 2: Create and provision a new site collection.
- - This indicates that MacroView Licensing cannot contact your SharePoint location. As a first step, make sure your Server Path has been entered correctly. If your Server Path is correct and you're still experiencing this error, please see the following knowledge base article for troubleshooting: License status 'Unknown' after entering server path details.
Step 3: Activate your MacroView product licenses
To license MacroView Project, click the Activate link to open the MacroView Licensing website.
- Login with your Office 365, Microsoft or Google account by choosing the appropriate icon and entering your details.
- MacroView recommends using a non-employee-specific account (e.g. admin@ or other group account) as the same account will need to be used for all subsequent activations of the license.
- You will be prompted by the relevant account provider to trust the MacroView Licensing site. You must grant this access in order to register the account.
- Click Sign in to load the Activate License page.
- After the licensing home page loads, select Licenses > Activate on the left navigation panel.
- Now, enter the license key (supplied by MacroView) in the field provided.
- Note: Your SharePoint Online (Office 365) server path should be entered automatically. Ensure your license key and server path are accurate, then click Next.
- The next window will display the MacroView products associated with your license key. Ensure that all your services are selected, then click Next.
- The confirmation page will now load displaying your license key, the SharePoint server associated with the license and the MacroView products that will activate. If these details are correct, click Next to proceed to the Licenses Summary page.
- Return to the Server dialog in MacroView DMF Explorer.
- Click Recheck to confirm that the newly added tenancy is licensed. The License Status will display a indicator if it is.
If you have also installed MacroView ClauseBank refer to Evaluating MacroView ClauseBank 365 for information on setting up your first ClauseBank, activating the ClauseBank license and working with Clausebank content.
Understanding your MacroView licence
It's important to remember that your MacroView licence is not tied to an individual user, but to your:
- SharePoint Online tenant, for SharePoint Online (Office 365)
This means that your SharePoint environment only needs to be licensed with MacroView once, and the number of users able to connect are limited by the number of user seats your organisation has purchased.
If you want to find out more about MacroView licensing visit Managing MacroView 365 and Client Side Only licenses.
Now that you have installed and licensed Project 365, you are ready to begin provisioning your SharePoint Online environment with the Project SharePoint design.
We recommend creating a new site collection to test Project 365 during your evaluation. This is to ensure that your evaluation does not impact your current SharePoint setup and/or production environment.
Download and install MacroView Provisioning
To create your new site collection and set up other SharePoint sites and libraries, we recommend installing and using the MacroView Provisioning plugin/extension.
This extension is included with your evaluation or product license and is designed to automate the creation and provisioning of SharePoint locations to be used with MacroView.
Before continuing with this section, please visit the MacroView Provisioning user guide to find information on how to download, install and use the extension.
Create a new site collection
Once you have downloaded and installed MacroView Provisioning for Project 365, sign in to DMF using your tenant administrator account and create your new site collection by:
- Right-clicking on the tenant node, hover over Create and select Site Collection.
- The Create site collection dialog will now appear, prompting you to enter the details of your site collection. Once you have entered your details, click OK to start the creation process (this normally takes a few minutes to complete).
- Once the process has finished, go to your tree-view, right-click the tenancy node and select Refresh to display your newly created site collection.
- Note: If the new site collection doesn't appear straight away, you may need to wait 5-10 minutes for the SharePoint search crawl to discover the new area before trying Refresh
About the MacroView Project SharePoint structure
MacroView provide an out-of-the-box SharePoint structure designed to capture metadata important to your organisation.
If your organisation has an existing SharePoint structure or would like to customise the metadata captured by SharePoint, contact MacroView Services to get in touch with a professional SharePoint consultant.
The out-of-the-box structure contains the following:
- A site collection for each of your business projects and/or divisions (e.g. HR, Finance, IT, Clients).
- Each site collection contains sites relevant to that collection. For example, the site collection Clients will contain a SharePoint site for each of your clients (e.g. ACME Fire Department).
- Each site contains a SharePoint document library containing projects specific to that client.
See the screenshot below for a visual representation of the design.
Step 1: Create a new project
After completing the guide above, you will be ready to create a new project in MacroView DMF.
To do this:
- Right-click on the “Projects” library created in your new client site.
- Select the Create New Project
- The Create New Project dialog will appear, prompting you to enter properties for your new matter including, but not limited to:
- Project Name
- Project Type
- Project Status
- Project Client Name
- Project Location
- Project Managed By
- Project Start Date
- After you fill in these properties, click the OK button to create your matter.
- You can now use MacroView DMF to drag-and-drop, save, open and store documents and emails in your new matter location.
You will now be able to see your MacroView Project SharePoint environment, including:
- MacroView Project columns:
- Document ID
- Version number
- Checked out to
- Email properties Subject, To, From, Received time and more...
- Multiple views and content types to filter documents, emails and projects:
- All Documents (seen in screenshot above)
- Active Projects
- All Projects
- Project Documents
- Project Documents Emails
- Project Emails
- My Projects
Step 2: Configure SharePoint search (optional)
Configuring SharePoint search is recommended for experienced SharePoint users only. If you require help setting up search during your evaluation, please contact MacroView Services for assistance.
If you do not wish to configure search, want to configure it later or are unsure about how to get started, you are able to end your installation here and evaluate all the features of MacroView Project 365 without search capabilities.
Configuring SharePoint Online (Office 365) search to work with custom metadata columns and content types requires some effort and patience.
MacroView Help Centre has an index of search configuration articles which include all knowledge base articles related to search. The most relevant articles to learn about MacroView search and configure it include:
- FAQ: MacroView DMF and Message search panels - Answers frequently asked questions about MacroView search, providing a general breakdown of how it works and what you are able to achieve.
- Search configuration for SharePoint Online (Office 365) - Provides a step-by-step guide on how to configure search for your SharePoint Online (Office 365) environment.
Start using MacroView Project
More Information on MacroView DMF
- Using MacroView DMF 365 - Series of short videos that briefly demonstrate how you can use MacroView DMF 365 to manage documents and emails.
- Getting started with MacroView DMF - List of articles that show how to complete common tasks such as capturing metadata, automatic email filing and more. Recommended for beginners and existing users needing a refresh.
- Blog: Managing Documents and Emails in Office 365 with MacroView.
- Browse the MacroView DMF product page.
More Information on MacroView ClauseBank
- Advanced Use of MacroView ClauseBank with Office 365
Web page documenting steps to install and take advantage of more advanced features of MacroView ClauseBank with SharePoint Online in Office 365.
- Blog: Document Preparation Now Even Smarter with MacroView ClauseBank.
- Browse the MacroView ClauseBank product page.