You’d think that a tool that has been in constant development since 1998 would be virtually bug-free by now. But alas the nature of all software is that somewhere in the code, there are always these little bits of syntax that don’t quite work as designed or cause some unexpected outcome. Primavera P6 Professional is no exception to this rule, and as good and solid as it generally is, there are plenty of issues that you need to know about.
In this article we will look at a couple of bugs in the Print Preview Header and Footer area that have evidently been around for a long time, but somehow didn’t get fixed yet.
While we, the users, cannot fix bugs we can always look for a work around and share it with others. So here are a couple of tips for you courtesy of the project team at Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., Altoona, PA. Thanks guys, this one’s a real doozy – check it out.
Print Preview Page Setup Header and Footer Bugs
Bug # 1
Did you know that you cannot type the letter ‘S’ in the Add Text region of the Header or Footer tabs? eriously – you can’t. Try it.
No matter what, you will not be able to type a tring that contain the letter ‘S’. Better call Oracle upport on thi one.
The work around is that you have to copy and paste in any label or text string you want from another tool such as notepad – if it contains an ‘S’.
Bug # 2
When you do manage to successfully type in some text into the Add Text area, or paste it in as is the case in this next example, the text doesn’t appear in the report header or footer after you click the Apply button.
As you can see from the screen shot, we’re trying to replace the © Oracle Corporation footer there with “Ten Six Consulting, Project Systems Specialists”. One – enter text, Two – click Apply, Three – Nothing, Nada, Squat.
Our friends at Leonard S. Fiore once more come to the rescue. They discovered that if you use the Right and Left justification buttons to change the text from one side to the other and back again, the text will then appear when you subsequently click Apply.
As you can see, the text appeared just fine in the footer once the text had been realigned using the Align Left and Right buttons.
Got a bug you’d like to share, and a work around too? Send them in to us and we’ll see about sharing them with other Primavera P6 users on this site.
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