Forum Sponsor:

An innovation in P6 Professional training from RPCuk in partnership with Oracle. All the topics that matter to you in workshops customised to your role and industry.  Now get superior training value when you book our Blended Learning Bundle. Learn more here.

Viewer for .xer, xml and xls schedule files Schedule Reader™Free Trial

Tips on using this forum..

(1) Explain your problem, don't simply post "This isn't working". What were you doing when you faced the problem? What have you tried to resolve - did you look for a solution using "Search" ? Has it happened just once or several times?

(2) It's also good to get feedback when a solution is found, return to the original post to explain how it was resolved so that more people can also use the results.

Row Height

10 replies [Last post]
Azvi Hanifa
User offline. Last seen 13 years 24 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 15 Sep 2004
Posts: 14
Groups: GPC Qatar
I have problem with row height that I have to show my schedule with baseline and updated bar in one A3 size paper, possible max row height 12, could any one explain how can I achieve my goal.


Harish Thekkanmar...
User offline. Last seen 1 year 3 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 17 Nov 2015
Posts: 3
Groups: None
Change Activity Table font, color, and row heightContents


You can specify the font, background color, and row height for information displayed in a table.

  1. Choose View, Table Font and Row.
  2. To specify a general table font, click the Font button.
  3. To select a background color, click the Color button.
  4. In the Row Height area:

    To use the current row heights you set, mark the Keep Current Row Heights checkbox.

    To automatically size row heights based on the cell content, clear the Keep Current Row Heights checkbox and choose Optimize row heights by content. Mark the checkbox, Do not exceed X lines per row, to limit the amount of lines created by text wrapping and optimizing the row heights.

    To specify a row height for all rows in the current layout, clear the Keep Current Row Heights checkbox and choose Select height for all rows. Type a new row height in the field, or click the arrow buttons.
  5. To display symbols, mark the Show Icons checkbox.
  6. Click OK.
Shahzad Munawar
User offline. Last seen 4 years 11 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 2 Jul 2003
Posts: 551
Groups: None
a) Make the row height adjustable automatically by selecting all activities

b) By adjusting the column width and remove unwanted columns, you can show your schedule with baseline and updated bar

c) Better to select page orientation in Portrait form which is best suited for your case
Dayanidhi Dhandapany
User offline. Last seen 1 year 32 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 18 Mar 2003
Posts: 472
Groups: None
I agree with Philip, The presentation should be in readable form(which should be our ultimate goal), what is wrong in presenting two sheets of the schedule? is there any rule saying to display all in one?.
Philip Jonker
User offline. Last seen 10 years 32 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 7 Nov 2004
Posts: 852
Groups: None
Hi Azvi,

As you position the bars, you need more row height. There is a simple solution, keep the bars in the same position and change their thickness and colours. This will give you wgat you want, but make sure the people reading the reports understand the layout.

Graham John Harper
User offline. Last seen 10 years 17 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 19 Sep 2003
Posts: 5
If there is too much activity information to be shown on one A3 page then try printing to adobe acrobat, selecting "print to A2 or A1" paper size. Adobe then creates the print which you can then print to A3. The programme is scaled to suit!! The only problem is the size of the text but you can`t win them all!!


Azvi Hanifa
User offline. Last seen 13 years 24 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 15 Sep 2004
Posts: 14
Groups: GPC Qatar
I’m appreciating the comments of all, I have been gone through what u all are explain, still I have not achieved the target.

In my schedule (master Program) contain 190 activities I have to make in one A3 Size paper; I feel the only possible way is to reduce the gab between the target bar and early, I have no idea is there is any option in p3 to reduce this gap, yesterday I already posted this query to primavera knowledge base, so far I did not have any response, if any Know please,

Best Regard
clarence choi
User offline. Last seen 7 years 48 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 28 Feb 2004
Posts: 6
Groups: None

Please aware of the "position" of the baseline when you define the bar. The bigger the number the thicker each row.

Other tricks:
1) Try Portrait instead of Landscape for page orientation.
2) Reduce the height of the header and footer.
3) Do not show "Dates" to both top and bottom of the page.
4) Reduce the font size of displayed columns.
5) Reduce the font size of the "organised headings".
6) Reduce the level of "organising".
7) Reduce the top and bottom page mragin.

Dayanidhi Dhandapany
User offline. Last seen 1 year 32 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 18 Mar 2003
Posts: 472
Groups: None

The best way is set the Baseline bar and update bar position as one in the modify bar definition dialogue box. Make Baseline bar bigger than the update bar as appropriate, If you experience any delay in the activities that will be coming out of baseline bar(since both in the same position). This will save number of items to be displayed in one single sheet(either A3 or A4). Still if you can’t solve this problem use summary bar option to summarize activities to some reasonable level or summarize any particular group which is not of so important to your management concern and display remaining important activities as appropriate to your mgmt.


Sukumaran Subaram...
User offline. Last seen 3 years 51 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 2 Mar 2005
Posts: 229
Groups: GPC Malaysia

In addition to row height, change the bars, start point, end point and label sizes. You can able to show the baseline and updated bars in one page. Believe the schedule is for summary only.

User offline. Last seen 32 weeks 4 days ago. Offline
Joined: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 90
You can increase the row height of all activities or selected activities or make it automatic size.
Can you be more specific, like you have to show everything in 1(one) A3 sheet. or it can go into no of pages. or do you need descriptions etc on bar.