The Print works differently with different web browser. This feature can be used not only for the print through printers, not also for the graphic export such as PDF/XPS or image. 

The only limitation of the current release is the missing of week-end/vacation in the print or export documents/images. 

Personal Setting about Print

A setting can be used to configure the Print behavior. It can be changed via Personal Preference Setting Panel. To open the setting panel, click on the button  .

The option "Open Print Dialog" indicates whether to open automatically the Print Setting dialog. This option is used only by the Browser IE 8/9, FireFox, and Safari. 

 

IE 8/9

When we click on the Setting button, 

a new preview page gets opened in a tab, which displays only the Gantt-Chart with spreadsheet same as the one on the screen.

If the option "Open Print Dialog" is activated, the Print dialog will be shown up automatically. Otherwise, you can activate it via the context menu "Print" or IE main menu:

The Print dialog is used to select a available Printer.  The same solution can be used to export in PDF/XPS document or Image If the corresponding driver is installed. 

With IE, there is a summary of our user-experience using pre-installed or most used drivers:

Driver

Description

Quality

Adobe PDF

Export in PDF file

Useless, all texts are displayed in a different font.

Microsoft XPS Document

Export in XPS file

Good quality

The global graphic quality is limited. All the gradient efforts get removed. 

FireFox

In general, all operations are same as IE, described as above. The only different is the way to open the Print Dialog:

With FireFox, there is a summary of our user-experience using pre-installed or most used drivers:

Driver

Description

Quality

Adobe PDF

Export in PDF file

Limited quality, all texts are converted in image.

Microsoft XPS Document

Export in XPS file

Limited quality, all texts are converted in image.

With FireFox, it is possible to export directly the chart directly in image via context menu:

Chrome

In general, all operations are same as IE, described as above. The only issue is the error of preview in the Print page:

 

You can workaround this problem by clicking on the Link "Advanced..." to get the Preview page and Print setting dialog.

Here is a summary of our experience using Chrome Browser with pre-installed or most used drivers:

Driver

Description

Quality

Adobe PDF

Export in PDF file

Limited quality, all texts are converted in image.

Microsoft XPS Document

Export in XPS file

Good quality

The Chrome presents the fastest solution of all tested browsers.  

Safari

With Safari, all operations are same as IE, described in IE paragraph. One point to keep in mind, is that you need to activate the option "Open Print Dialog" to open the Print Dialog since the menu Print of Browser is always disabled.

  

Here is a summary of our experience with Safari using pre-installed or most used drivers:

Driver

Description

Quality

Adobe PDF

Export in PDF file

Limited quality. All texts are converted in image.

Microsoft XPS Document

Export in XPS file

Limited quality. All texts are converted in image.