Change print options

You can make changes to the way a printed view (view: The combination of one or more views [Gantt Chart, Resource Sheet, and so on] and if applicable, a table and a filter. Use views to work with information in a variety of formats. There are three types of views: Charts or graphs, Sheets, and Forms.) or report (report: A format in which you can print schedule information that is appropriate for the intended recipients. You can use the predefined reports provided by Project or create custom reports.) looks by specifying page setup options such as page orientation, scale, or paper size and print options, such as duplex printing.

ShowSpecify page settings for a view

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Page tab.
  2. To change page orientation, under Orientation, click Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal).
  3. To scale pages, under Scaling, click Adjust to, and then type the percentage at which you want information to appear on your printed pages in the % normal size box.
  4. To adjust page fit, under Scaling, click Fit to, and then specify the number of pages you want in the pages wide by and tall boxes.
  5. To change the paper size, click the paper size you want in the Paper Size box.

 Notes 

  • The default setting for scaling is 100 percent. Increasing the setting to 125 percent expands the image, printing less information on each page but enlarging the text and graphics. Decreasing the setting to 75 percent condenses the image, printing more information on each page.
  • You cannot adjust page fit in the Calendar view or Resource Graph view.
  • A view may not fit the number of pages you specify. For example, if a printed view is four pages wide by one page tall, it may not fit into one wide by one tall. In that case, the more constraining of the two numbers determines the page fit.
  • If you adjust page fit in the Network Diagram view, you won't be able to adjust for page breaks. Because the number of pages overrides the ability to spread Network Diagram boxes out to avoid page breaks, the Adjust for page breaks option is disabled. This option is found under Box Layout in the Layout dialog box (click Layout on the Format menu).

ShowSpecify page settings for a report

  1. On the View menu, click Reports.
  2. Click the report type you want, and then click Select. If you chose Custom as the report type, click a report in the Reports list, click Setup, and then go to step 4.
  3. Click the report you want, and then click Select.
  4. Click Page Setup, and then click the Page tab.
  5. To change page orientation, under Orientation, click Portrait (vertical) or Landscape (horizontal).
  6. To scale pages, under Scaling, click Adjust to, and then type the percentage at which you want information to appear on your printed pages in the % normal size box.
  7. To change the paper size, click the paper size you want in the Paper Size box.

 Note   The default setting for scaling is 100 percent. Increasing the setting to 125 percent expands the image, printing less information on each page but enlarging the text and graphics. Decreasing the setting to 75 percent condenses the image, printing more information on each page.

ShowSpecify print settings

  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Under Printer, Print range, Copies, and Timescale, select the print options you want.
  3. To suppress manual page breaks when printing, clear the Manual page breaks check box.
  4. To change printer properties, such as printing duplex, page orientation, and page order (front to back or vice versa), click Properties, select the options you want, and then click OK.

 Notes 

  • Some settings, such as the printer name, are retained by Microsoft Office Project 2003 so you don't have to set them again the next time you print. Other settings, such as the timescale and manual page break settings, are saved with your project file.
  • Project does not retain the settings under Print range or Copies. These settings need to be adjusted every time you print.
  • To print your project using the default or last saved printer settings, you can click Print Button image. The information is sent to the printer directly without the option to preview what you are about to print.
  • For more information about specifying page settings, see the related links located in the See Also list (visible only when you are connected to the Internet).
 
 
Applies to:
Project 2003