Roadmap & Project export
Exporting/printing a roadmap and/or project
Thank you for your feedback and sharing your scenarios with us.
We have started work on this and will be supporting an export to excel feature along with an export to pdf feature for projects, based on the feedback you’ve shared.
As a reminder, we have enabled read-only access to projects and roadmaps to non-project licensed users, as long as they have an O365 license. You can learn more about that here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/project-for-the-web/office-365-user-view-access-to-project-and-roadmap
We’ll keep you updated here – please keep sharing all of your Project related feedback with us!
I need to be able to share this with my clients who don't have O365. Given it's a £22 month license, I'm very disappointed in the lack of features that are offered. To my understanding, I can even export it to a MS PPT or DOC file. At the very least, we should be able to provide a link to a person without a license/O365.
Absolutely agree on this. I need those functions all. Please let me use all of them. Anyway, I am a big fan of MS .
It is hard to over stress how important this is. Every project I've worked on in the last 20 years I've been able to capture the timeline and share this with other people in presentations or reports. I am now reduced to a screen shot of a small part of the plan, it's pretty poor.
This is garbage. Honestly what is the point it you aren't able to export to excel or pdf. Have been trying to figure this out for hours then read the comments. Very disappointed.
I need to be able to share the project with other users. Need to be able to print or pdf it. I don't understand the read only ability you talk about - how do they see it?
This would be really useful for multiple use cases. 1) For adhoc or reporting requests, can incorporate exported data in Powerpoint, Excel, etc. and data can edited to recreate preferred graphic views. I know there is an automatic PBI link, but other integration with MS products would be great
2) Backup online Project can be saved as a "full working file [even if not readable unless imported back to Project Online]" to Sharepoint, teams, etc.) - would give me peace of mind since there is no backup, save feature. If there was a glitch with our internal company Project settings, feels like all my files would disappear.
More then a year now, still no basic export function to create a PDF or excel doc we can share with external customers....
Carlos Henrique Costa Nogueira commented
Exporting roadmaps and tasks to a file format that can be easily viewed (and eventualy edited with comments) is very important to share projects planning with partners outside the organization. I would suggest the Excel file format because it has a intuitive viewing for project tasks.
[Deleted User] commented
Desperately need the ability to export to some neutral format i.e. pdf.
Project plans are for sharing, and if I can't share the plan with non MS Project users, then I can't use it.
We have been getting many queries from our customers that they would need an option to export Project from Project for the web in Excel or PDF
If we follow ExportProjectContent
This will export the project in MPP. If the user has a Plan 1, exporting to MPP doesn't make any sense. Apart from that the script would run a parameter "Start winproj" and would throw an error if you do not have a Project Professional. This needs to be resolved at the earliest.
Really need to export to Project file, PDF, so that they can:
- easily be incorporate tasks with desktop project file
- easily be save in Project file as a template
- share the schedule view with those who don't have Project
Bryan Henderson commented
I like the ability for all O365 license holders to have read only access to plans/roadmaps. I think that will help at a high level for giving project visibility across our company.
As for PMO/Executive updates, I struggle with not having the ability to print a plan or roadmap, or at least be able to export to PDF. Right now I'm basically having to create a duplicated version in Powerpoint and it feels very unproductive. I like how easy Project Online is to use and think it could be a great solution for organizations that don't have an army of PMs to maintain these types of artifacts.
NEED to be able to export from Project for the Web. I've spent 2 days trying to figure out a way to do so.
Please consider the ability to share the Roadmap (read only) on SharePoint Online (with real time updates) as well as the ability to export as a PDF (with options to choose date range and items to show/hide).
I just started using Project as a PM. I started at Project Plan 1, using Project for the web, but realized I need additional features in the desktop Project Pro. I upgraded to Project Plan 3, but now have no way to transfer to Project Online or the desktop client
Scenario 1. I believe this is pretty much duplicated by another idea "Guest Access to Projects " at this link.
Scenario 2. We'd like to be able to print project plans (the schedule view mostly) to a PDF. For us the RoadMap is not as critical. Saving off projects periodically to PDF is a workable baseline and plan versioning method for us. It would be particularly useful if the print functionality allowed you to filter for a bucket.
I need to be able to copy the roadmap into email, powerpoint, or PDF for presentation to others outside my group/team or even organization
If I can wade in on this, as I have just started looking at tools for our organisation for Programme management. As an O365 and M365 client, I have 4 or 5 PMs who would use Project Plan 3 with some Plan 1 updaters.
However sharing that programme with senior managers and directors is essential. Why is the ability to view the project not extended to all of our E3 users to further cement the benefit of Microsoft to it's customers. By looking to licence 45 individuals to see the work of 5 is something that we can do cheaper elsewhere.
So the scenarios are spot on, but the commercialism of this is the key?
Figge Boksjo commented
Absolutely essential in this day and age to be able to print and/or export to other apps.
agreed. spent over 12 hours doing up a schedule, and now can't print it? it was due last week. we've spent 2 days trying to print the thing or save it as a pdf and can't do either? what the **** is this garbage?