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Dependency lines wrap around when printing RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am new to MS Project, and am working on a project which I need to print to send to a customer. When I print on 1 page, the dependency lines between tasks work fine, and link as they're supposed to. However the project has too many tasks to be legible when printed on a single page, so I changed the settings to print over 1 wide / 3 high. When I do this, instead of the dependency lines running from one task to the next, some loop back round the initial task terminating to the far left hand margin. Looking at them now, it seems to be those tasks with a dependent on a different page that have this issue.

    I did think this may be related to print drivers, but noticed the issue is visible in print preview rather than just when printing. I've tried printing to pdf too, but without any luck.

    Both Google and a check on MS Project forums draw a total blank so it doesn't seem to be a common problem, hopefully I am just doing something stupid that can be easily rectified. Very grateful for any insight anyone can provide as I had to hold off sending to my customer Friday evening.

    Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:02 PM

Answers

  • Just to kick off the troubleshooting, have you ensured your installation
    is up to date, has SP1 and the August CU installed?
     
    There were some printing issues that did get rolled into some of the patches.
     I can't recall the specific issues though.
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:15 PM
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  • Just to kick off the troubleshooting, have you ensured your installation
    is up to date, has SP1 and the August CU installed?
     
    There were some printing issues that did get rolled into some of the patches.
     I can't recall the specific issues though.
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:15 PM
    Moderator
  • I have to say I'm not sure - will check on that as soon as I can get to my machine Monday morning. I know SP1 is service pack, but could you tell me what CU is an acronym for?

    Thanks for the prompt feedback.

    • Edited by johnoshea Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:25 PM
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:25 PM
  • Cumulative Update - it's a series of patches they release every two months.  They're all cumulative, so if you install the most recent one (August 2011), you'll get all of the patches from June 2011 and August 2011.  Anything before June 2011 was bundled into the Service Pack.

    Eventually, all of these CUs will get bundled into SP2, whereupon the next CU after SP2 will be pretty small, the one following that approx. twice the size, etc.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2584056

     


    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Problem confirmed as resolved after installing latest patches and hotfix - thank you.
    Monday, September 12, 2011 7:38 AM