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Project 2010 Will not hold (or let me save) printer and page setup setting?

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Doug Bunch
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Just an occasional usser of MS Project 2010, but I always need to print gantt charts.  Just today, as I am trying to make the chart fit, I select a printer that does 11x17 and color and I start playing with page setup settings, then I notice that I could get rid of a couple of columns, so I click on "Task" at the top and go back to my activity list and hide a column, then I go back into "print" and it has gone back to the default printer and print settings.  So I do it all again, then I realize a few columns that I could make more narrow, I exit PRINT and resize the colums and then go back into PRINT and it's reverted back to the deault printer.

I have to get it all done and ready and printed in one shot, or I lose the settings.  Even once I get everything set the way I want, I try to find some way to save those settings and there doesn't seem to be anywhere to do that.

 

Even if I do "Save" or Save as while the print window is open, it does not save the printer settings.

Is there some way to have a project file set to use a printer other than the windows default printer?

Thanks

Doug

p.s.  This may have been asked in this forum, but I don't see any way to search a particular forum.  Am I missing somehting?

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Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Hi Dough,

I do nt really understand where your probllem stands; the easiest way to print selected columns in MS Project is to create a specific table and associate it to the gannt chart you want to print:

a) go to the View tab and click Tables, More tables, the copy the active table (Entry?) and edit it to remove the columns yu do not want to print and add the columns you want to print; be careful to let the 1st column on the left to "Task Id" anf Fixed

b) click View, More Views, copy the current view, edit and change the current table to the new one

c) Print the new view

Alexandre

Alexandre Faulx-B...
User offline. Last seen 5 days 15 hours ago. Offline
Joined: 20 Jan 2003
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Hi Dough,

I do nt really understand where your probllem stands; the easiest way to print selected columns in MS Project is to create a specific table and associate it to the gannt chart you want to print:

a) go to the View tab and click Tables, More tables, the copy the active table (Entry?) and edit it to remove the columns yu do not want to print and add the columns you want to print; be careful to let the 1st column on the left to "Task Id" anf Fixed

b) click View, More Views, copy the current view, edit and change the current table to the new one

c) Print the new view

Alexandre

Doug Bunch
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Just an attempt to refresh this post.  I'm back to using MS Project a little bit and this is so frustrating...

 

Is there really no way to save print settings?