Gantt Chart Printing Features

To continue the feedback related to printing Gantt charts, I have started this new post as recommended by Lisa. The requests for features typically seen and requested for Gantt chart printing options span back over 3 years. Wrike added one feature last year; to include the table when saving the PDF snapshot. This was not inclusive of all of the feedback and requests received so this thread is to further the drive for the desired Gantt chart printing options.

I invite the community to compile all of the feedback posted since 2018 into this new thread with a clean list of needed printing options for Gantt charts so everyone can up vote it, follow it, add to it, and make this an important focus for Wrike developers.

Thank you and happy posting.

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Hi, just adding my support to this request for better printing/offline/PDF options.

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Thank you again for creating a separate post for this Jason Pontius. And thanks for supporting, Michael Cartmel!

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We need to add the ability to only print a specified date range. 

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supporting this. I know for a fact how much time and effort you've put on this, Jason. 

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We need all the metioned too. Plus the ability to scale it up and print it as A0.

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Why am i getting poor resolution when i print a large Gantt chart?  Export looks fine but when i print a PDF text is in poor resolution??

 

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Hi Omar A. Morales, welcome to the Community, and thank you for posting. May I ask what is the size of the print? Thank you!

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Hello! Trying to manage a €20 million euro project in Wrike. Our greatest pitfall, amongst others, is the gantt chart. We don't want to use MS Projects because that means our project managers need to update data in two separate softwares - the purpose of Wrike is to streamline our digital workspace. How does Wrike call itself a Project Management tool if it cannot offer a timeline/gantt chart feature that meets it's clients needs? Why are the developers, and maybe management, so obsessed with AI developments but continue to bench this basic feature of project management.

We print our planning to A0, for complex projects of anywhere from 3 months to 10 months. Please?

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Soraya Jung  I agree with you completely. I have been on this topic ever since we joined the Wrike community. It is severely lacking. They got our hopes up the other year with a promise that changes were coming to the Gannt printing, but it was a very minor improvement and didn't come close to addressing what the users are asking for. It is literally the equivalent of a screen shot saved to PDF. If you want to print out an entire project, or print the report large, or control the layout, you are out of luck. It's unacceptable in my opinion and I have tried to get the community to take a stance, but either not enough people are raising their voice or Wrike just really doesn't care to have this core, basic PM feature. Wrike is too focused on trinkets and not on core features. This is one of several really big lacking features in Wrike compared to most PM tools, such as MS Project. I have never worked on a project with vendors, construction contractors, or the like where proper printed Gantt reports were not part of the required workflow. I don't understand why Wrike cannot get this, it's PM 101. 

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Hi Soraya Jung and Jason Pontius, thank you both for sharing your candid feedback, it's always appreciated.
 
I do understand the need to be able to print your Gantt Chart and the potential inconveniences this is causing at the moment. We are sharing all your feedback and suggestions outlined here with the Product team. As you may know, our team would love to be able to work on most of the Community suggestions, but they can't. We do have many ideas from this forum that have been implemented, but the team can't commit to working on all, or even most of them.
 
At the same time, this forum and all the feedback that we receive from you help the team understand the needs, then they also take usage and other analytics into account as well as feedback from other channels. This creates a clearer picture of what to prioritize because the team always aims to work on updates that will have an impact on the majority of Wrike users. 
 
Thanks again for your feedback and as soon as I have an update from the team I'll be sure to let you know.

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Cansu Thank you for your understanding of our needs with the Gantt chart. I appreciate the fact that there are a lot of requests and that the team must make decisions about what is important. The frustration with many users looking for real PM features, is that the priorities and decisions being made do not line up with what is important.

We have been asking for proper Gantt chart features, including printing, for years. Yet, it continues to not be taken seriously. While at the same time, we see things like the creation dialog is now in color, and the Invite link is added to the +Create button menu, and the Wrike Assist menu is revamped. These are all nice, but they are not critical, not feature additions, nothing to do with pure PM functionality; they are just minor nice-to-haves.

We are frustrated that Wrike doesn't take the core PM feature set seriously enough to focus on these functionalities while the competitors do. You have lost customers due to the lack of Gantt printing, the lack of real time workload impact (vs. planned workload), and other PM functions that really should be absolute requirements.

 

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Jason, I have long come to realise that Wrike don't want to listen to the community on this issue. It has been years.... YEARS. I don't recommend Wrike anymore. We will be moving to another platform as we plan migration of our projects.

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I am pretty sure this is my 3rd post now on this topic.  I am using rudimentary methods to print and display things the way I need to in order to communicate to my customers such as doing a screen shot and pasting it on a slide.  This is just unacceptable. Just ignoring the request for this feature is insane...I too have thought about looking elsewhere.

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David Hoffman and Jennifer Breitbach  Thank you both for chiming in. I agree with your comments; it has been years and they refuse to take it seriously and it really is unacceptable in a tool like this. The sad thing is even with the threats of leaving Wrike for a competitor, and for talking about this until we are blue in the face, history has shown that it doesn't make any difference. The threads on this topic go way back; I have spent time on calls with Wrike representatives explaining this multiple times; we continue to say that THIS IS WHAT WE WANT; and we still get no action.

But thank goodness we have updated icons! That's so important.

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Jason Pontius and Jennifer Breitbach... total agree with both comments.  And yes updated icons are very important.  I saw zero posts asking for this change and it is great to see it has finally been implemented.  Most of my clients were not asking for print outs of a gantt... they were asking for updated icons.  It was quite amazing actually how the icons created coordination between teams and highlighted the plan to the team in an effective way.

Obviously sarcasm here, but probably all this thread has left to give.  Take it easy guys.

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I would like to challenge Wrike to present who on their team has real world project management experience managing large scale construction, deployment, roll-out, or other physical projects and has experience using MS Project, Procore, or Primavera. Primavera is one of the leading large-scale products, MS Project very popular with smaller to medium size applications, and Procore is construction focused. 

Does Wrike have real PMs on staff with experience using these tools? If so, they should understand why we are frustrated with the lack of core features in Wrike.

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Oh my gosh, David Hoffman, love the comments. I am quite sarcastic myself, and your take on it hits home with me. Thank you for giving us something to laugh about.

 

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Hi everyone,
 
This is Ilia - Senior Product Manager here at Wrike responsible for Gantt Chart and Table View. I'd like to follow up on my comment here and share a bit more detail on why this suggestion is currently not in our short-term plans.
 
First of all, thank you everyone for the continuous support, insights, and feedback you've shared around Gantt Chart printing. This is highly appreciated by my team and helps to plan our future work. We also do realize that this is an improvement that is important for many of you and your reasoning for it makes perfect sense.
 
That being said, unfortunately, this enhancement is not in our current roadmap. This year, my team is primarily focused on improvements related to Table View. Last year, we asked for input from our users regarding the Table View and many of you participated and shared your feedback (thank you!) in interviews, and discussed potential enhancements, especially for those of you who are used to working with List View. We have now designed and are implementing big improvements for the new version of Wrike’s Table View, and we will be sharing more news on this topic very soon.
 
I would also like to add that this year Wrike is working on a number of new features. Please keep an eye on the Community's Betas and More forum to receive early news of our potential releases and open betas and Wrike Labs for all new functionalities we are building for you.
 
Your requests are important to us and we would like to be able to get back to this idea in the future. For this reason, we are keeping this improvement in mind. The Community team will be sharing any relevant updates in relation to this suggestion in this thread with me.
 
We appreciate the time you've taken to share your use cases, feedback, and support for this idea.

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Ilia Kreys  Thank you for the optimistic feedback on what your team is working on and we look forward to the Table view ideas coming soon.

I hate to continue to hammer this topic, but once we are getting the same canned message year after year after year; "not in our current roadmap" and "get back to this idea in the future". When is the future? When will it ever be on the roadmap? We have been told the same thing for years.

You say that "this year" your team is focused on table view improvements. Is there only 1 team and Wrike can't work on multiple improvements at the same time? Because you are working on table view this year anything else has to wait another year?

As we have pointed out in previous posts, Wrike is working on new features and improvements that are not critical features, while this missing core feature of any project management software is missing, and yet it's not important enough to address? I don't get it.

The Betas and More forum has items such as New Design Concepts. This proves our point. Wrike would rather spend resources tweaking the layout of the home page and adding a dash of color and changing icons, than to address the fact that you can't print a proper Gantt chart. What is more important? Tweaking the home page is a nice-to-have, not a must-have. Telling my client that I can't submit a Gannt report but at least we have new colors in the UI is ridiculous.

 

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Hi Jason Pontius, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here and on other threads. Please rest assured that we take your feedback seriously and we are very thankful to you for providing it.
 
To answer your question, there are several product teams in Wrike with multiple scopes, Ilia's team is responsible for both the Table View and the Gantt Chart. Therefore, they'd need to prioritize certain improvements and work over others within their team and the priorities are subjected to change. As outlined above, the team makes the decision on what to work on based on all of the available information. This includes reviewing all of our customer's usage, analytics, and feedback from the various channels that we have. Because we want to ensure that we focus on feature releases that will have the biggest impact for the most users, we do need to prioritize and that is why this is not on the roadmap at this time.
 
As you might have also seen our latest beta is on AI subtask creation, and we have more in the works that are focused on functionalities and not design.
 
If you’d like, I can also notify your account team of your concerns and have them reach out to you to discuss. Please let me know if you would like for me to arrange this.

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