Printing roadmaps is done from the Export feature. The timeline or swimlane should first be saved as an Image file, and then printed. Roadmunk has many Export Options to control the resolution and aspect ratio of images when printing.
Export to File
Select the Export button and choose Export to PNG, HTML, URL. This can be done from either the timeline or the swimlane.
Printing Export Options
To export to print, set the export type to PNG on the header bar.
The footer bar on the timeline contains 5 options for export: Orientation, Dimension, Resolution, Background, and Extras.
The footer bar on the swimlane contains 2 options for export: Background and Extras.
The orientation can be set to either portrait or landscape. This determines how the roadmap will be oriented on the paper during printing.
The dimension determines the aspect ratio of the image. Select the correct size for the printer and paper being used.
Please note: Setting the roadmap to a size that does not correspond to the printer paper being used will lead to a sub-optimal printing experience.
Every paper size links to corresponding resolution options. Resolution determines the DPI used when printing the image. The higher the number settings the higher the definition of the print.
For very large roadmaps be sure to use the highest resolution.
Please note: Please check that any printer used has the capacity to print at the DPI selected.
The solid panel means that the roadmap will be on a solid white background, whereas the patterned one indicates a transparent background.
The extra options are:
- Title: The title of the roadmap will be displayed above it
- Legend: A legend of all colors used and their explanation will be displayed below the roadmap
- Footer Text: This is text that includes the Date that the image is created as well as a Roadmunk stamp in the bottom corner
During the export process, a sample image will be displayed on the screen. This sample is a true likeness of the print. If the sample image is not suitable or needs changing, then the printed image will not be good either.
Select the Download PNG button to complete the export, and save the file to the local computer.
Use either Chrome, or other word processing software to print the image.
See below for the full video tutorial on printing roadmaps.