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Printing

As this is designed for ENTERPRISE, printing from the within the APPS will make PowerApps superior to Excel and even ERP / SAP system.
If ONENOTE can be accomplished (for printing) after our request, why not PowerApps.

 

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Status: Started

Hi everyone,

The first release includes a new Print function in canvas apps, to be used on any screen, and when used will take the contents of the screen and open it in the browser’s default print dialog to enable selecting the available printer, or saving to PDF options. We are also working on screen templates that will help you to author this content. Initially we will only support this on the web, but it will be extended to support mobile devices. Things are trending well with the dev effort, with the roll out starting the end of February, with availability across all regions coming mid March.

The second phase of this work will be to introduce a function that enables saving a screen as a PDF in the app. This will allow compatibility to leverage Power Automate flows to do many of the events such as saving it somewhere, sending an email and other common actions. This is currently still in progress, and we can provide an update in the next few weeks.

Thanks, 
-Emma

Comments
Frequent Visitor

Rizzle, I share with you the same feeling and I believe many of us here had hit the brick wall after feeling happy about the power of powerapps :-). I felt I was an idiot to not know about this before I tried my best promoting it in my organization.

 

hope they will provide printing soon

Frequent Visitor

FYI - We found that PlumSail has a great workaround for a fairly minimal month fee based on how many prints you have.  We opted for this solution until it is available in PowerApps.  It will cost us around $20 a month.

Advocate II

What is the Plumsail workaround?

Frequent Visitor

@blanghorst if you go to plumsail website and look at Products it is called "Documents"

Advocate V
Advocate V

Hello!

 

Any updates on the progress? When are we going to get Printing?

Resolver III

It really is pathetic how such a fundamental feature is so far down in priorities, where there is no communciation at all.

It exists in Power BI - I can hit Export to PDF.

Why is it so difficult to do it in Power Apps?

You have multiple screens, just let us print out each screen, or to choose which screens to print.

You have a scrolling canvas? Allow for, inside that screen, to have it all exended out and then printed.

Why is this so difficult? How can it be that something that exists in Excel, Word, even Power  BI can not be in this? "Minimum viable product"

 

 

Advocate V
Advocate V

Hello!

Any updates on the status? Any plans for a beta?

Anonymous
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I am replacing an infoPath form with a  PowerApp form, and need the ability for a user to eMail the form directly from the app.  Sending an email currently does not allow for formatting the email since the Tab code doesn't work.

Frequent Visitor

Really??? 3 years, and no further information on this?

 

It's as bad as not being able to put HTML in an Outlook signature on iOS!!!!!

Advocate II

I was at a partner event recently and approached a couple of the MS employees about this MASSIVE gap and I expressed my disappointment at the lack of printing.  One tried to tell me you can print form a PowerApp but when I pressed her on it, she could provide no real details.  Right now, I have a "Print" button which emails the data to someone for printing in a simple, two column table.  I could obviously make a fancier HTML table to try and replicate the appearance of the form and have people print that, but I'm a consultant and clients don't want to pay for that additional work when printing absolutely SHOULD HAVE been a release function.

 

I'll be honest - as a SharePoint person, InfoPath is just a more full-featured product with much faster development cycles.  Yes, I do think PowerApps is more powerful (especially in terms of OOB connectors), but it lacks so many obvious features and MS seems to send mixed signals regarding using it as a replacement for InfoPath.  I see a lot of "it depends" kind of comments from MS, but then they turn around and remind everyone InfoPath is going away.  I can't sell clients on InfoPath knowing this and after using PowerApps as a replacement, I'm left scratching my head at some of the decisions MS made.