Task printing format


#1

I think this is the right category?

Anyway, here’s the deal:

I run a facility that has a small manufacturing division. We are currently using Excel to enter mill orders and track them. I have been spending a lot of time figuring out how to switch us to Asana, and I’m ready to shake up the works. The one thing stopping me is how Asana prints tasks.

Our process, as I envision it, is simple. We enter an order into our ERP (which is ancient and a real POS) and then create the mill order in Asana. The task will be printed out and given to the mill as their production order. We will track the progress using Instagantt.

I use 2 paragraph fields, one for describing the item to be made, the other for describing the material to be used. Below is an example of how we enter the info and how we need it to print.

84M - 55BDF
64M - 17BDF
1/2" INS. GLASS CLEAR 6"X26"
4-1/2 SATIN NICKEL HINGE
2-SCHWSS
1-SCHSWP48
TTPART - 3/0 ALUM BLACK SILL

What it actually prints like is

84M - 55BDF 64M - 17BDF 1/2" INS. GLASS CLEAR 6"X26" 4-1/2 SATIN NICKEL HINGE 2-SCHWSS 1-SCHSWP48 TTPART - 3/0 ALUM BLACK SILL

My production guys can’t use that.

Is there a way to force Asana to print exactly as the text is entered, carriage returns and all?


#2

I created a “Test” task and pasted your info in and then went to the “…” button for the task and selected print. My print preview looked like this (just fyi, you can paste screenshots easily into this board with CTRL+V):

Is this more or less what you want? I’m not sure the method you used to print and why it made a single line.


#3

Basically yes. Here’s what we get:

And then

Using the same method - click the … and select Print. I’m going to try it in Firefox instead of Chrome.


#4

Okay, looks like it’s an issue with Custom Fields. I’m a freeloading free user so don’t have experience with that. @Marie might have some suggestions or be able to move this to the feature request board.


#5

Yeah, did not work with Firefox either.


#6

It’s nice to see someone using Asana for something related to construction and building materials as we do at our company.

We use the free version of Asana but @Ray_Duval’s implementation looks very attractive for spec-ing out and keeping track of our customers’ entry doors and custom barn/french doors.


#7

We do custom interior and exterior residential doors, including barn doors. We also do custom interior trim.

Anyway, I’m still wrestling with this.


#8

Ray, I just saw this. That’s a nice lookin’ door.

Any luck with this printing problem you’re having?


#9

I just do this for now. I put it in the desciption itself.