Inserting automatic page breaks when a sort/group criterion changes

You can specify that a page break is inserted automatically within sorted/grouped views whenever a sort/group criterion changes. If you apply automatic page breaks to a sorted/grouped view, they appear as dotted lines in the bar chart, but only apply when you print the sorted/grouped view.

For example, if you are sorting/grouping tasks on the calendar that has been applied to them and you apply automatic page breaks to this sort/group criterion, the printout begins on a new page for each group of bars or tasks that have a different calendar applied.

If you apply more than one sort/group criterion to a sorted/grouped view, you can apply automatic page breaks to whichever criteria you like; you do not have to apply them to all criteria. For example, if you are sorting/grouping tasks by calendar then by cost, you might choose to apply an automatic page break to the calendar criterion, but not to the cost criterion. When you printed this sorted/grouped view, this would result in the printout starting on a new page for each group of bars or tasks that have a different calendar applied, but no page breaks being applied whenever the cost of a task changed.

To specify that a page break should be inserted each time the sort/group criterion changes when you print a sorted/grouped view, select the Insert page breaks check box against a criterion on the Bars/Tasks tab of the Sort/Group Properties dialog. You can only apply page breaks when you are sorting/grouping bars and tasks in the project hierarchy; you cannot apply page breaks when you sort/group allocations in RBS or CBS views.

You can define the appearance of automatic page breaks as they appear on the bar chart, using the Page Breaks tab of the Ruling Lines Properties dialog.

Note that page breaks only apply when you print a view with a border around each page of the printout; if you fit a single border around the entire printout, page breaks are ignored. You can also choose whether or not to incorporate page breaks in your printouts.

Related Topics:

Specifying sort/group criteria for the project hierarchy

Inserting page breaks into the bar chart

Specifying the appearance of page breaks in the bar chart

Incorporating page breaks into your printouts