This article will cover how to print and format pages in Oracle Primavera Cloud. The following examples are from OPC on a Google Chrome browser – but the process will be the same for Oracle Primavera Professional.
Turning On Enhanced Printing
Before being able to print a page in Oracle Primavera Cloud, we need to first turn on Enhanced Printing. Enhanced Printing allows you to use OPC’s print formatting tools to print documents. If this isn’t turned on, you won’t be able to use the program’s dynamic print formatting options. Enhanced Printing should be turned on by default. To check if it’s turned on, select the User Menu icon, and then Preferences.
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Under Preview Features, ensure that Enhanced Printing is checked. If it’s not, select it and press the Save button in the upper right hand corner. Then, exit out of the Preferences window.
Printing a Page in Oracle Primavera Cloud
I’ll also adjust how the Gantt Chart looks by selecting the Gantt Settings button at the bottom of the chart. Here, I’ll turn on the Data Date line and the Relationship Lines. I’ll also adjust the time scale using the Timescale dropdown menu.
Once the layout is set as desired, select the Print button. The Print Options window will open, where you can see the current print view and adjust the print layout.
Adjusting the Print Layout
Under Columns, you can pick and choose which columns to display in the table. You’ll have the option of turning on or off any of the columns displaying in the layout. You can only adjust the columns currently displaying in the table – which is why it’s important to set up your columns before printing. I’ll turn on all the columns by selecting Show All Columns.
Lastly, the Timescale column allows you to adjust the timescale and when the Gantt Chart begins and ends. I had already adjusted my timescale prior, so I don’t need to adjust this here. For the Start and Finish fields, you can choose to use rolling dates or custom dates. With custom dates, you can choose a date for the Gantt Chart timeline to begin and end. On the other hand, selecting Rolling Dates allows you to choose a variable time frame – such as Planned Start to Planned Finish. For my print, I want to see the first 3 months of my project schedule. For Start, I’ll choose Planned Start. For Finish, I’ll also select Planned Start – and type in +3 Months.
I’ll set my Gantt Chart to display the project’s planned start to the planned finish.
Edit Header and Edit Footer
Once you have adjusted the print settings as needed, press Print. You can then choose a printer to print to, or choose to print as a PDF.
Saving a Print Settings View
Now, even if I open up another project, I can switch to the Print Settings view. When printing, I won’t have to adjust the print settings again – as they are saved with the View.
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Lauren Hecker is an Oracle Primavera Cloud Instructor and teaches onsite and virtual Oracle Primavera Cloudcourses. To see her next open enrollment course, please visit our OPC page. To schedule an onsite or custom course, please contact us!