MS Project import doesn't work ("file corrupt" error)


The issue is now resolved. You can download the version that contains the hotfix from here.



When trying to import data from MS Project into the Office Timeline Add-in, the process fails and you receive the following error message.


You're certain that the file isn't actually corrupted or password-protected. What's going on?


Overview & Solution

Because of recent changes in Microsoft's Aspose library, there is a connectivity issue between Office Timeline – or any other add-in – and some of the latest versions of Microsoft Project.

We're sorry for the inconvenience – we have already raised a ticket with Aspose and they ensured us they will release a fix by the end of July. In the meantime, there is a workaround you can use: export your Project data to Excel and then import it into Office Timeline:

  1. Copy & paste or export your data from MS Project to Excel.

  2. Save your Excel spreadsheet and import it into Office Timeline. The video below shows the exact Excel Import steps:


If you still have trouble importing your data or encounter any other issues,  don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to help!