Roadmap & Project export
Exporting/printing a roadmap and/or project
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Export Timeline to PDF is now available to all Project for the web users. You can export your timeline by going to the Timeline tab and clicking on the ‘…’ menu in the top right corner. This menu has an option to export your timeline.
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Will this rollout include the capability to print a Project for the Web Schedule/Roadmap to PDF? Feature ID: 68879 on the O365 Roadmap states "Microsoft Project: Export Timeline to PDF" but it does not give any insight into which version of Project this will be applied to? Desktop? Online? P4W?
I just started using Project for the Web and am dismayed that I cannot export a PDF of the timeline to share with our customer. Why would this option not be included? Also the zoom feature does not allow you to zoom out far enough when you have a project with more than 15 tasks. I'm trying to get away from creating a timeline in excel, but export to Excel is the only option for sharing the data with people outside of the group. I'm very disappointed in this version of Project!
And I just realized it is also necessary to be able to print/export the Overview to PDF, I thought that functionality existed but not so at present.
Export of the timeline as a PDF is absolutely necessary. Otherwise unusable.
Morgan Roggo commented
Tout à fait d'accord avec les messages précédents. Une impression pdf est nécessaire afin de rendre les produits "online" utilisables.
On produit ces plannings pour nous organiser, mais encore plus pour les présenter à nos clients.
Printing/exporting to PDF is necessary, and with that also to be able to zoom projects more than today. You don't get a good overview of your project today since you can not zoom it or export it to a PDF.
If you can make a PDF screenshot like I already use in Smartsheet that would be great, complete oversight from Microsoft, I want to share with a customer this is essential
Kenneth Petersson commented
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.