Print a timeline

The feature just does not exist yet. So you can either take a screenshot or use apps like Instagantt.

Yes, but this is a shit result. The app should do this job.

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I am using the Free version for 30 days, not having the possibillity to print the timeline is definitly going to make me move to another product.
And the fact it has been requested since 2018 by various users gives an idea of how much this product can evolve…
It was a good try, for free, won t pay for it…

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Like everyone else above, I would love to see this as a native function in Asana. Definitely one of the top missing functions in the program in my opinion.

In the meantime, here is the workaround I found to work the best (in keeping the original Asana timeline graphics)…

Step 1: Open Asana via web using Chrome
Step 2: Click on the “public sharing” button at the top right to create a link. This will allow you to create a link to view the timeline view in a slightly cleaner format - ie. white background, etc. (Step 2 & 3 are’t a requirement in this workaround - just a graphical preference, FYI)
Step 3: Paste that link into a new browser tab to view the timeline view in new format
Step 4: Zoom out to capture all of the content in your timeline (cntl + minus)
Step 5: (KEY STEP) Now rather than doing a default screen capture of your timeline, which would pixelate all of your graphics and text follow the instructions at this link to do a high-resolution screen capture. I would use at least 1920x1080 for the capture, per the link’s tutorial.

The first time you do this it will take all five steps. Then after you have the custom/high res screen capture setup in Chrome it should only take a couple steps.

The ability to export to PDF is fundamental. The ability to print is key. How is it that Asana has ignored the development of export capability for so long? Vastly disappointing. We are actually migrating to Visio for new charting because the utility of being able to print a chart on a plotter and work on it together vastly outweighs the benefits of having it sharable online and viewable only via comparatively tiny screens individually.

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Is Asana ignoring this feature in order to protect a partnerships with Instagantt and others? It doesn’t make sense that this was “on the radar” for nearly 5 years.

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Asana, PLEASE HELP! We are a non-profit organization that cannot afford to pay for another app just to print our Asana timelines! How difficult can it be to add a PRINT TO PDF feature on the task bars under Timeline, Board, List, Dashboard, etc. ? This is vital to be able to share our progress on big projects to key stakeholders, donors, board members, and community partners!

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@Deb_Fewell you can use the basic feature of Instagantt for free. I believe they allow 3 projects.

agree. Have switch to another application as the inability to print timeline is a game stopper since can not distribute PDF to participates or management.

I believe Asana’s vision is that those people should be in Asana :slight_smile:

  • 1 to this feature. It would be great to have everybody in Asana using it’s interactive timeline, but in order to convince superiors to do the switch, having at least the possibility to showcase how much better is Asana’s timeline in paper, compared with the Excel version they are used to, would be a great first step.
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I don’t think this has been mentioned among the nearly 100 posts here:

A Guest account could be used as a workaround until/if this is available. You could even have a shared account with comment-only access (if it doesn’t violate your security policies) to keep it simple and reuse that.

Many timeline PDFs can’t even be used effectively in that format. The zoom from hours to years, filters, sorts, ability to click on tasks/milestones, etc. are often necessary and certainly far richer than PDF.

I always encourage clients first to try encourage the more effective online view before the trouble and diminished experience of PDF.

Thanks,

Larry

Hi,

These requests to print the Gantt diagram are 5 years old.
Thats a really basic fonctionnality for a software.

Can you tell me when we will be able to print or export the diagrams please?

Thnak you.

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They can’t, Asana doesn’t share its roadmap, like most similar software, sorry.

Well, I don’t think printing is ‘nice to have feature’ that could stay in the backlog for 5 years.

I think not printing is a huge bug that must be corrected ASAP.

The minute my board will learn that the project management software can’t print (for 5 years), it will be gone.

The so called to printing/exporting solutions are not serious :
-sharing a link to a read-only version : won’t work for a presentation.
-paying for another software to print : are you trying to insult your paying customers?
-doing screen shots and assemble then : Are we using a beta shareware made in a basement ? Seriously ?

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You can see this is quite an upvoted topic, so Asana is definitely aware. I don’t work for Asana, but I believe their vision is to move away from printing and presentations, to a full-Asana use. It would explain why this is not prioritised.
But this is definitely not a bug, at least doesn’t fit the definition of a bug.

Printing not available? Thanks, bye.

Hi there,

I have done some digging in the forum, and see that for years many have been requesting the ability to export a project timeline as a PDF. I myself would greatly appreciate this ability.

The aforementioned workarounds such as:

  • Print using the browser print function.
  • Install a third party export/print extension (ie. Instagantt)
  • Invite externals as read-only accounts/guests.

These each seem like overly complicated workarounds, limiting the overall efficiency of the Asana product. Is there any progress on adding a simple ‘Export as pdf’ or ‘Print’ feature to the Asana timeline view? If not, could a rational justification be provided?

Kind regards,
Brandon

I understand where you are coming from but Asana currently doesn’t provide a public roadmap or comments on the roadmap. We simply have to wait.