Roadmap & Project export
Exporting/printing a roadmap and/or project
Thank you for your feedback here. We are in the process of rolling out the ability to export your Project to Microsoft Excel.
This feature should be available to everyone by the end of this week.
Fully agree with previous below comment. It is frankly ridiculous that you cannot make a "static" print to a PDF for sharing a plan. How are you supposed to share the plan with customers? You dont want them to have live access as see every slight change you make...
This is really starting to get beyond usable, why can't you implement a print function? There is now other commercially available planning tool that I've used that won't let me print or capture a visual representation of the plan. Excel is a list of tasks, I can't share that or track visually.
This product should be completed or withdrawn so that we can then select a suitable alternative.
Sharing to Excel isn't sufficient. To work collaboratively with other organisations we need to be able to export as MPP and PDF files. Linking organisations to work on each plan is not a viable solution, especially when they're using other versions of MS Project.
It's been a year since Export to Excel was released, is anything more useful imminent?
Yes, I agree with those who are saying the lack of this feature makes the product completely unusable. My organization needs to be able to share visual roadmaps with external stakeholders (board members, etc.). Exporting to Excel is pointless.
Echoing comments below. Must be able to zoom further for projects with durations of 1yr or longer.
Erik van Hurck commented
It would be great if the Export to Excel feature also includes the custom columns that are created for that project.
It would be handy to copy/paste a project between Teams channels
I don't see any need for an excel export, however having an easy way to print the Timeline is really necessary. E.g. print to pdf or png the whole Timeline. Right now, to add the Timeline to a presentation (or to share with externals) one has to screenshot the Timeline and hope that it fits the screen.
We have licensed MS Projects Online today and are massively disappointed with its use. Coming from the agile software development we are also a friend of MVP approaches and know that it is not always possible to make all users happy and roll out many features from the beginning. But the fact that there is no way to export a project plan to XLS, PDF, whatever or work with external users together on a project plan leaves us speechless. Please integrate the possibility to export project plans asap!
I'm highly disappointed to find there is no way to export or print to PDF. Keep these projects in house until they are fully baked.
Jeff Robertson commented
The lack of this simple feature makes the tool unusable. I put a number of people in our company on Project for the Web. Come to find out there is no way to export, no way to share with external guests... you can't even print to PDF because the rows are in a scrolling div. As an emergency solution, one person was reduced to zooming out his browser and taking a screenshot to get this info to the client.
MVP solutions are fine, but a project management tool that nobody else can see does not meet the definition. This could be solved immediately with a print stylesheet and telling people to print to PDF as a band-aid.
Totally agree! @Microsoft, please allow us to zoom out even more.
The zoom is totally inadequate for a 12 month project, this has to be improved.
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?
Dynamics can create a spreadsheet of exported project tasks but there's no Import function for P4W when using the dynamics portal.
My requirement, is to be able to export project tasks and all associated data weekly, in the rare instance that my data becomes compromised, I can use one of the exports to re-populate project for web following worse case scenario (all data loss).
Share Project and Export file
We need a way to export the project file or to share the project with other group of the company just to give them feedback.
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?
I have a project which started in Oct and I not able to zoom to see all the timeline. Please increase the zoom levels. Also can we have the ability to change the colours in the timeline bars please and an option to print the whole timeline onto an A4/A3
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