This month we are bringing to you a new and improved Gantt widget export experience! The exported PDF will display the entire Gantt chart without certain parts being cut off - even allowing you to scroll through the finished export for the complete experience!
Currently, there is a limit of 300 items in one export.
Depending on the width of the screen, there is a limit in the timeframe that is supported in the Gantt, this will be between 2-6 years.
We will be gradually releasing this feature so keep an eye out
How do you feel about this feature update? We want to hear your feedback!
Thanks for your patience, I have just received an update from our product team - this feature will be fully released to all accounts before the end of the month so do keep an eye out in the next few weeks! CC @hrix
Dear Bianca and team, what do you mean by a limit of 300 items? What do you count as items?
We are currently getting only error prompts that “Gantt exceeds supported width for PDF export”.
When are you planning to increase this limit?
PDF does not need to be limited to A4 page…Hope that this update can be released fast to relief our team from the numerous complaints.
PS: Test with 2-3 entries looks great though! Much more professional than the previous spreadsheet view.
Hey @YERIO, I have recently heard back from our product team who have responded with the following details
We have recently updated the item limit to 640 items which includes subitems and any other item included in the export (not items filtered out).
As for the width, this isn’t something we are planning on increasing this at this time, however there are a few ways you can workaround this:
Collapsing the workspace left-hand pane will also increase the width
Collapsing the gantt left hand pane (where names/items are listed will increase the width)
The size of the widget will affect the width- widget should be docked for full size
Users can zoom out on the window to increase the width
Finally, regarding limiting PDF to A4 page, are you referring to the document exporting on multiple pages? If so, I am afraid this this supported at this time, however something they might consider developing later down the track.
Thank you for the workarounds @BiancaT
Hopefully this will be solved in the near future, as the subitems and tasks are not shown when the left pane is hidden, and we can only see the information within the Gantt.
Looking forward to the future evolutions and making this cleaner.
Side note, the dependencies between tasks are omitted when exported. Is this planned to be supported in the future?
Thanks for your understanding @YERIO! Regarding dependencies, I have followed up with our developer team and transparently this isn’t on our immediate roadmap, however we do encourage you to submit this as a feature request so that we can grow visibility and votes to get this on their radar. Every quarter we take the features with the top votes to our development team for a response
Hey @msaunders, there are a few limitations regarding the export.
There is a limit on the width of the gantt that is supported in an export- the limit depends on screen resolution, and is between 3-6 years. If the gantt widget width is narrower, this will affect the width- to achieve max width, we encourage you to have the gantt docked.
The Gantt will be auto-fitted as part of the export to be able to capture the most info in the gantt, meaning that the zoom scale may change during the export- e.g. if users are using ‘month’ scale, it may change to ‘quarter’.
Additionally at this time, the export doesn’t include multiple pages. That said, the team will consider developing later down the track and based on user feedback Thanks for your understanding in advance!