Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:00 PMWhen I print the Gantt chart the text of the tasks wraps as it is on the screen. But when I print any other view, or report the Task text does not get wrapped it gets truncated, and to make matters worse, the row heights are adjusted AS IF the text was wrapped. Is there any way to have the text wrap on the printer as it is on the screen for reports other than the Gantt chart?
Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:32 PMModerator
A couple of questions to help with the troubleshooting:
1) Which version of Project are you using?
2) Which field specifically are you referring to?
3) Which views/reports specifically have you tried with those results?
Friday, July 16, 2010 8:11 PM
1) Which version of Project are you using? Project 2010 Professional
2) Which field specifically are you referring to? Task Name
3) Which views/reports specifically have you tried with those results? Many, including Task Sheet, Resource Usage, virtually anything I try to print aside from a Gantt Chart.
Friday, July 16, 2010 8:41 PMModeratornydean --I can confirm the behavior you are seeing in Microsoft Project 2010. The reason that the Task Name column wraps is because that is the View in which you entered the tasks. The default behavior of column wrapping seems to work only in the view in which you enter the data. When I switch to the Task Sheet view, for example, long task names are not wrapped!Long resource names wrap correctly in the Resource Sheet view, since that is the View in which I entered the resources. But if I switch to the Resource Usage view, the long names are not wrapped!Whether this behavior constitutes a bug or a design oversight or intentional design, you will need to work around the issue by doing the following:
Microsoft Project 2010 will automatically wrap the text for any row that needs to wrap. Hope this helps.
- Before you print any View, apply the View and then click the Select All button to select all tasks (or all resources).
- With all tasks (or resources) selected, double-click the bottom edge of any one row that needs to wrap.
- Marked As Answer by Mike GlenModerator Tuesday, November 08, 2011 2:16 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010 2:27 PM
Thanks for your response, but a couple things.... the issue to which I refer only occurs when PRINTING not viewing on the screen, on the screen the Task Names that should wrap do wrap. When printing they do not wrap. And because the Task Names are properly wrapped on screen my double clicking on any row has no effect.
Curiously, I noticed that when I applied a Task Sheet View some of my rows were twice the height that they should have been, so I thought I would use your idea of selecting all Tasks and double-clicking the lower border of one, in the hopes it would "right-size" all the rows. It did not, it only sized the one row, even though all Tasks were selected.
I can't help but think I must be doing something different than you are suggesting, but I cannot figure out what that might be.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:20 AMModeratornydeam --Have you applied the first Cumulative Update to your Microsoft Project 2010? I installed that a couple of weeks ago, so maybe that is the difference between what you see and what I see in the software. Let us know and we will try to help.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:35 PM
I just installed the the Cumulative Update you suggested and there is no difference, hmm.....
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1:30 PM
I had the same problem with a file originally created in MS Project 2007. Even though the file has been converted to the 2010 format and wrap text works on the screen, the text does not wrap in the print out. Here is a workaround that a developer on my team found:
- Open the deployment plan in MS Project 2010.
- Right-Click the Task Name column; select “Field Settings”; click the “Best Fit” button.
- Step 2 will make the Task Name column too wide, so manually make it narrower.
It worked for my file. Hope it helps.
C. J. Lee
- Proposed As Answer by Lauranne Schwamb Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:02 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:24 PM
I have found that the 'best fit' solution works for a maximum of one column. If trying to resolve text wrapping on more than one, the next one gets fixed, but the previousl y fixed one breaks again.
Anyone have any luck finding an overall solution?
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:20 PMModerator
Most of us who answer questions on the forums visit all -- so please do not multi-post in the future.
Friday, April 20, 2012 1:32 PM
Both sites and threads had different contributors and followers. As a result, it is not illogical to think that by reaching those different audiences chances of finding a solution would increase.
I imagine if these two forum sites were the same there would only be need for one and the other would shut down.
That said, I do appreciate your contributions on the answers.microsoft site. However no one there including yourself had a resolution for the problem experienced by many users.
Hopefully someone who reads or comes across this site and thread may have additional input or know of a solution.