General Viewer

  • 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 of 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?

    As of 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...
  • How do I obfuscate a project file?

    Instructions for Advanced Users Only If you're comfortable importing and running macros in Microsoft Project, run the code at the bottom of this page on a copy of your project file. Detailed Instructions Right click HERE and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" to download and save the so...
  • How do I update Steelray Project Viewer?

    Periodically, we will update our software to add new features and improve the interface. To get the latest version of Steelray Project Viewer, from the ? menu on the toolbar select Check for Updates. This will open the Steelray Software Check for Updates page in a web browser window. If you are ...
  • 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)