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 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!
Bhuti Mbele commented
The workaround mentioned above is for users in the same organization though, we really need the export to communication the roadmap with external users. What is the ETA for this?
Not sure if I have "Project for Web" or "Project Online", how can I tell - can't find help or tutorials?
I worked with Project decades ago, fully expected this to be able to show critical path, and print. Will either Web or Online print?
So I took a Project for the Web trial in my personal capacity and build a plan. Now our organisation wants to purchase licenses. But I have to apparently start over, as there is no way to transfer my work between O365 instances. Can this be true...no way to export at all?
A big part of my job is to present to management -- and it looks like there is no way to print a great view of a ghantt chart from project now? Guys, this is not professional and we need a way to export a polished view to use in print-outs, presentations etc. Re-thinking if my team should be using microsoft project if there is no way to do this
It's a print-to-pdf / excel export button ... Getting impatient here!!
WHERE IS THIS FEATURE
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
How do you enable and share this with a non-project licensed user?
On January 23 2019, Andrew stated "We have started work on this and will be supporting an export to excel feature along with an export to pdf feature for projects". It's August 25 2020, and that functionality still does not exist. I just wasted several hours building a project in Project for the Web, only to find I can't export it to Excel OR EVEN PROJECT ONLINE. GAHHHHH!
I share the same feelings, I assumed that Microsoft would have some type of export option, so I spent all my time building the plan with Project online only to learn that I have to abandon this platform and we signed up for the Monday service so we can export to Excel and Share more easily. I am surprised this was not part of the MVP.
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